Raw taco mix and garlic salt

11 Jan 2015
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I looooove herbs and spices. I would love to be able to make my own spice mixes but to be honest don't have a clue where to start! I guess investing in a pestel and mortar would be a good stepping stone. My mum has one of these and she uses it for anything but making spice mixes. In fact, she uses it to crush egg shells and re-feed back to our chickens. Therapeutic and beneficial! My friend Devon says his dad makes all of his own curry spices. This sounds like an absolute dream. I would love to be able to move away from the curry-paste jars. Maybe some day.

While I was in Melbourne I met up with two of my closest friends. We wove in and out of the laneways, stopping to peek through the windows of abstract stores, closed cafes and enjoyed the Christmas decorations being hung up. We ended up at this beautiful store called Gewurzhaus. The beautiful smells hit you as soon as you step inside. The store was lined with bins of aromatic herbs and spices where you pay per 100grams. There was everything from Italian herb mix to aniseed and spekulaas.

After smelling what felt like each and every one, I packed up the garlic salt and taco spice mix to take home. Luckily I was able to take them both through customs to enjoy at home. I'm saving the garlic salt for the next time I make garlic bread and have already used the taco spice mix on chicken fajitas (post coming soon!).

What herbs and spice mixes are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

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