QOTD for MONDAY

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QOTD for MONDAY
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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 6:08am

I know I am not going to be able to word this the way I want, but here goes...

What is your favorite food flavoring? You know the flavors that you can't say no to. The spice/flavor you cook with a lot.

What food flavor turns you away every time?

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 12:05pm

I'm not, by any means, saying any of us is old.... but, I was wondering if any of you find that the older you get, you need more spice or other seasonings for food to taste as good as it used to or as good as you remember? 

I find myself adding cayenne to dishes that I never dreamed of adding it to before.  It just seems to give food more of a zip that I love tasting ... kind of like the pickle juice, pepper juice or vinegary things do. 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 8:22pm

I adore garlic and can never get enough cilantro!  I love the taste of it and the smell. 

As far as salt goes - a little goes a long long long way for me.  I would prefer no salt over all you taste is salt any day of the week.

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 3:10pm

Buffalo flavor!  That's another one I forgot about.   I love it.   That's more what I had in mind for this question, flavors over spices.

Funny about the garlic, Daisy.   I find it to be fairly mild. 

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 2:53pm

I love onions but only a few...  I am not one to smother my stuff in onions.  I like the vinegary stuff too, Tracy, like Salt & Vinegar chips or malt vinegar with french fries.  Y'all probably already know that I like to drink dill pickle juice and I keep the juice from the mild yellow banana peppers in a jar to add to my tossed salad, potato salad or macaroni salads.  Yummy!

I also love most anything "buffalo" style!  I am still waiting to try the buffalo chicken griller at Taco Bell.  And i've got a few other buffalo recipes that i need to try ... yummy~

Garlic is almost always too powerful for me.. cracks me up that Tracy adores garlic but not onion, i find just the opposite, garlic usually overpowers stuff for me.  A little is fine... like a sprinkle or two of garlic powder added. 

Not a big fan of cilantro.. tastes and smells like dishsoap to me!  I can and have eaten it if it is mixed into a dish but if it's more than just an tty-bitty bit, I gag.  I cannot stand cutting it up for a dish either, I've tried to like it but it smells awful!

Of course i do love my salt... i think most everyone likes SOME salt, it does make almost everything taste better.  And, I agree that an overabundance of salt is disgusting.  But, I think that too much of any spice is usually disgusting! 

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 8:54pm

too funny Susan !

I love onions, garlic, and salt.. I need salt =).. Never heard of 'red salt' but I would give it a try!

I found a new one- garlic and pepper- MMM

I dislike Lemon seasoning ..and Basil- nope dislike.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 5:42pm

I do like my salt too.   But I agree that when you get too much it's terrible.  

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 12:31pm

I love basil, cilantro, garlic, onion, cumin just to name a few.  Oh and curry - love that also.  What I do not like is anything with too much salt.  I use very little when cooking.  I hate when that is all you can taste is salt.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 9:30am

I can't really think of any one spice that I can't not eat.  As my husband normally reminds me, I grew up as a pretty bland eater.  It was usually salt and pepper, but not much else.  We have red salt at home that we cook with alot.  I don't know what's all in it.  My MIL gets it from a family friend.  It's close to a Lawry's mix I believe.

I don't care for garlic, too overpowering for me.  It depends on my attitude when it comes to onions (sorry Tracy & Cara).  I will use onion powder and flakes, but I rarely cook with fresh onions.  I do like onions in chinese food, but not anything else.  I don't do spicy either.  My mouth, stomach, and toilet Tongue Out don't like it.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 9:06am

I use alot of spices, so I cant name one I love over another. How ever fresh garlic can become to much for my body, so far I dont react to dried.

I havent found anything I like fresh coriander in  or lavender but who knows.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 8:44am

Salt.....I could not live without it.

I'm not a fan of too much basil.

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