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  1. #1
    ravenlynne Guest

    Default Penzey's

    Reason #572 to love penzey's: They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    everyone else. I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili
    peppers, galangal, chinese 5 spice powder, and chicago steak seasoning.
    Next time I'll try the adobo. Basically these are all spices that I
    can't get here. Sure, I could make my own 5 spice, but I'd just have to
    order parts anyway, so I'm trusting them to make it good. The first
    ingredients are for red curry paste, which isn't sold here so I'll have
    to make from scratch.

    For now I'm making my curry with the help of the "Golden curry" medium
    hot box mix. Hope it doesn't suck.

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  2. #2
    Lin Guest

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    On Mar 27, 3:42*am, ravenlynne <ravenly...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > * Next time I'll try the adobo. *Basically these are all spices that I
    > can't get here. Sure, I could make my own 5 spice, but I'd just have to
    > order parts anyway, so I'm trusting them to make it good. *The first
    > ingredients are for red curry paste, which isn't sold here so I'll have
    > to make from scratch.


    Their adobo is amazing. You should have included it in this order!

    --Lin (needing more adobo myself)

  3. #3
    cshenk Guest

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    "ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > Reason #572 to love penzey's: They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    > everyone else. I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili


    I wish to heck I had known about them when I was in Sasebo! I had friends
    mailing me stuff from stateside <g>.




  4. #4
    ravenlynne Guest

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    cshenk wrote:
    > "ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    >> Reason #572 to love penzey's: They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    >> everyone else. I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili

    >
    > I wish to heck I had known about them when I was in Sasebo! I had friends
    > mailing me stuff from stateside <g>.
    >
    >
    >


    Yay for independence...I get tired of asking the in-laws to mail stuff...

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  5. #5
    cshenk Guest

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    "ravenlynne" wrote
    > cshenk wrote:


    >>> Reason #572 to love penzey's: They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    >>> everyone else. I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili

    >>
    >> I wish to heck I had known about them when I was in Sasebo! I had
    >> friends mailing me stuff from stateside <g>.


    > Yay for independence...I get tired of asking the in-laws to mail stuff...


    O know the feeling! I was using friends, and we'd swap boxes back and forth
    (which was pretty cool actually) but much of hat I just 'did without' (didnt
    want to ask for, kinda pricey stuff) I could have mail ordered.

    Hey, where you at? If there's something you can't find (could be grits,
    could be anything else) let me know at the email here and I might be able to
    ship it. FPO is pretty cheap. My local asian market has a good assortment
    of that sort of stuff if you are in Europe. Use the same box and send back
    anything locally interesting <g>. Not expensive stuff, just whatever you
    think would be fun. I used to mail back packs of chopsticks (pretty ones,
    not the disposable wood ones) I got for 100yen, toss in some dried
    mushrooms, local Japan hard candies, etc.



  6. #6
    ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: Penzey's

    cshenk wrote:
    > "ravenlynne" wrote
    >> cshenk wrote:

    >
    >>>> Reason #572 to love penzey's: They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    >>>> everyone else. I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili
    >>> I wish to heck I had known about them when I was in Sasebo! I had
    >>> friends mailing me stuff from stateside <g>.

    >
    >> Yay for independence...I get tired of asking the in-laws to mail stuff...

    >
    > O know the feeling! I was using friends, and we'd swap boxes back and forth
    > (which was pretty cool actually) but much of hat I just 'did without' (didnt
    > want to ask for, kinda pricey stuff) I could have mail ordered.
    >
    > Hey, where you at? If there's something you can't find (could be grits,
    > could be anything else) let me know at the email here and I might be able to
    > ship it. FPO is pretty cheap. My local asian market has a good assortment
    > of that sort of stuff if you are in Europe. Use the same box and send back
    > anything locally interesting <g>. Not expensive stuff, just whatever you
    > think would be fun. I used to mail back packs of chopsticks (pretty ones,
    > not the disposable wood ones) I got for 100yen, toss in some dried
    > mushrooms, local Japan hard candies, etc.
    >
    >


    I'm in Italy..and I totally appreciate your offer!. There's not "Asian
    groceries" or anything like that here. There's one chinese restaurant
    in the city and it's not good at all. That's when I really miss the
    states...when I want to go to the supermarket or whatever and just
    freaking buy something without having to have it special ordered or
    something. Don't get me wrong, I love the local food, but sometimes,
    you just want something different, KWIM ? It's funny, when I was in
    Japan all I wanted was Italian (which I was unable to find any good
    examples of) but in Italy all I want is asian food...lol.

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    cshenk Guest

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    "ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > cshenk wrote:


    >> Hey, where you at? If there's something you can't find (could be grits,
    >> could be anything else) let me know at the email here and I might be able
    >> to ship it. FPO is pretty cheap. My local asian market has a good
    >> assortment of that sort of stuff if you are in Europe. Use the same box
    >> and send back anything locally interesting <g>. Not expensive stuff,
    >> just whatever you think would be fun. I used to mail back packs of
    >> chopsticks (pretty ones, not the disposable wood ones) I got for 100yen,
    >> toss in some dried mushrooms, local Japan hard candies, etc.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I'm in Italy..and I totally appreciate your offer!. There's not "Asian
    > groceries" or anything like that here. There's one chinese restaurant in
    > the city and it's not good at all. That's when I really miss the
    > states...when I want to go to the supermarket or whatever and just
    > freaking buy something without having to have it special ordered or
    > something. Don't get me wrong, I love the local food, but sometimes, you
    > just want something different, KWIM ? It's funny, when I was in Japan all
    > I wanted was Italian (which I was unable to find any good examples of) but
    > in Italy all I want is asian food...lol.


    I well can picture that one! I was in Sasebo, you probably in Yoko or Oki.
    I can get a reasonable amount of 'our Japan goodies' here in my area
    (Norfolk VA). Some stuff I cant find but I have suitable replacements of.

    Anyways, email me a wish list and I'll see what I can find here off it!
    Believe me, been there. 6.5 years in tiny sleepy Sasebo <g>. The commisary
    was extremely well done for it's size, but was little bigger than 3 7-11's
    bunched together. Shopping on the economy was normal for most of us, but
    some stuff was pretty pricy or you just couldnt find it (or couldnt identify
    it!).

    I still laugh about how on my first shopping trip I came back with 'kleenex'
    to open the box and find rubber bands...



  8. #8
    ravenlynne Guest

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    cshenk wrote:

    >
    > I still laugh about how on my first shopping trip I came back with 'kleenex'
    > to open the box and find rubber bands...
    >
    >


    Here's one: I was pregnant with my daughter and I NEEDED fruity pebbles
    and milk. So I waddle across the street from my apartment building (on
    wheels! Rotating car garage!) to the 7-11 to buy milk since I'm out. I
    can't read any of the cartons, so I choose a standard milk carton with
    the requisite happy, smiling cow on the front. Take it home, pour it on
    my delicious cereal and take a big bite.

    Yep, that's right, you got it. ORANGE flavored MILK. Not so good for
    sensitive preggo tummy.

    I was navy, but had the good fortune to be stationed at Yokota Air Force
    Base. Short little train ride to Tokyo. I'd honestly go back in a
    second. We came here from Norfolk, so yeah, there was niiiiiiice places
    to get goodies. We lived in housing right next to the Little creek base.
    I miss the local farm fresh store...you can get pretty much anything
    there. If I think of anything I need I'll definitely take you up on it!

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  9. #9
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Penzey's

    "ravenlynne" wrote
    > cshenk wrote:


    >> I still laugh about how on my first shopping trip I came back with
    >> 'kleenex' to open the box and find rubber bands...

    >
    > Here's one: I was pregnant with my daughter and I NEEDED fruity pebbles
    > and milk. So I waddle across the street from my apartment building (on
    > wheels! Rotating car garage!) to the 7-11 to buy milk since I'm out. I
    > can't read any of the cartons, so I choose a standard milk carton with the
    > requisite happy, smiling cow on the front. Take it home, pour it on my
    > delicious cereal and take a big bite.
    >
    > Yep, that's right, you got it. ORANGE flavored MILK. Not so good for
    > sensitive preggo tummy.


    OH! Nasty! I learnd that one, got only the plastic ones you can see are
    white milk <g>. Justco had them.

    > I was navy, but had the good fortune to be stationed at Yokota Air Force
    > Base. Short little train ride to Tokyo. I'd honestly go back in a


    Ok! I was way south in Sasebo. I never made it to Yokota but heard it was
    nice. You had a much larger commisary. Sasebo one was winning world-wide
    awards (well deserved) for highest customer satisfaction for a small one.
    They really worked *hard* with their small space.

    > second. We came here from Norfolk, so yeah, there was niiiiiiice places
    > to get goodies. We lived in housing right next to the Little creek base.


    I know the housing area you speak of. One across the street now and one
    down the street (Independance) and another on Little Creek.

    > I miss the local farm fresh store...you can get pretty much anything
    > there. If I think of anything I need I'll definitely take you up on it!


    Ok! Meantime, Asian stuff <g>. Remember the Asian markets? I use the one
    on VB/Great Neck just off I-58 (VB BLVD). I go there about every 10-12
    days. I may go this weekend so if you have a wish list, I'll bring it with
    me.

    > --
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    ravenlynne Guest

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    cshenk wrote:
    > "ravenlynne" wrote
    >> cshenk wrote:

    >
    >>> I still laugh about how on my first shopping trip I came back with
    >>> 'kleenex' to open the box and find rubber bands...

    >> Here's one: I was pregnant with my daughter and I NEEDED fruity pebbles
    >> and milk. So I waddle across the street from my apartment building (on
    >> wheels! Rotating car garage!) to the 7-11 to buy milk since I'm out. I
    >> can't read any of the cartons, so I choose a standard milk carton with the
    >> requisite happy, smiling cow on the front. Take it home, pour it on my
    >> delicious cereal and take a big bite.
    >>
    >> Yep, that's right, you got it. ORANGE flavored MILK. Not so good for
    >> sensitive preggo tummy.

    >
    > OH! Nasty! I learnd that one, got only the plastic ones you can see are
    > white milk <g>. Justco had them.
    >
    >> I was navy, but had the good fortune to be stationed at Yokota Air Force
    >> Base. Short little train ride to Tokyo. I'd honestly go back in a

    >
    > Ok! I was way south in Sasebo. I never made it to Yokota but heard it was
    > nice. You had a much larger commisary. Sasebo one was winning world-wide
    > awards (well deserved) for highest customer satisfaction for a small one.
    > They really worked *hard* with their small space.
    >
    >> second. We came here from Norfolk, so yeah, there was niiiiiiice places
    >> to get goodies. We lived in housing right next to the Little creek base.

    >
    > I know the housing area you speak of. One across the street now and one
    > down the street (Independance) and another on Little Creek.


    Nicest housing I've ever lived in. Especially compared to the shoebox
    that they call a 3 bedroom here.

    I know the store of which you speak. I bought a HUGE bag of star anise
    there. Made my own 5 spice.

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  11. #11
    aem Guest

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    On Mar 27, 2:42*am, ravenlynne <ravenly...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Reason #572 to love penzey's: *They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    > everyone else. *I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili
    > peppers, galangal, chinese 5 spice powder, and chicago steak seasoning.
    > * Next time I'll try the adobo. *Basically these are all spices that I
    > can't get here. Sure, I could make my own 5 spice, but I'd just have to
    > order parts anyway, so I'm trusting them to make it good. *[snip]


    Penzey's is terrific, but as a matter of personal taste I find their
    five spice powder too heavy on the cinammon, so be prepared to doctor
    it up a little. Of those you named, I like their garam masal and
    really like the Chicago steak seasoning, which I regularly mix into
    hamburger patties. Another Indian mixture you might like is called
    Balti. -aem

  12. #12
    ravenlynne Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > On Mar 27, 2:42 am, ravenlynne <ravenly...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> Reason #572 to love penzey's: They ship to FPO addresses, unlike almost
    >> everyone else. I just ordered Lemon grass, garam masala, sansaam chili
    >> peppers, galangal, chinese 5 spice powder, and chicago steak seasoning.
    >> Next time I'll try the adobo. Basically these are all spices that I
    >> can't get here. Sure, I could make my own 5 spice, but I'd just have to
    >> order parts anyway, so I'm trusting them to make it good. [snip]

    >
    > Penzey's is terrific, but as a matter of personal taste I find their
    > five spice powder too heavy on the cinammon, so be prepared to doctor
    > it up a little. Of those you named, I like their garam masal and
    > really like the Chicago steak seasoning, which I regularly mix into
    > hamburger patties. Another Indian mixture you might like is called
    > Balti. -aem


    Thanks for the suggestion....I plan on doing lots of ordering from then
    and will give it a spin.

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    crucifix to kill someone.
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  13. #13
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:11:38 +0100, ravenlynne <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >aem wrote:


    >> Penzey's is terrific, but as a matter of personal taste I find their
    >> five spice powder too heavy on the cinammon, so be prepared to doctor
    >> it up a little. Of those you named, I like their garam masal and
    >> really like the Chicago steak seasoning, which I regularly mix into
    >> hamburger patties. Another Indian mixture you might like is called
    >> Balti. -aem

    >
    >Thanks for the suggestion....I plan on doing lots of ordering from then
    >and will give it a spin.


    And I am staying about 6 miles from a Penzeys...and it is right across
    the street from the hospital where I am working.

    Guess I have to go buy more spices, based on that suggestion....LOL.

    The Penzeys folks are going to get used to seeing me...coming in every
    week, to buy something you all have talked about here...LOL.

    Christine

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