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How To Make Your Own Seasoning Blends

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Have you ever wondered how to make your own seasoning mixes?

A mix of seasonings, some still whole and on a table and others ground and in a dish.

Why Make Your Own Seasoning?

Homemade seasoning blends made with ingredients out of your garden simply do not compare to their store bought counterparts.

They smell better, taste better and frankly are far fresher than anything you can buy off your grocers shelf.

In fact, many store bought seasonings are at least a year old – if not older – before you get them.

This leaves a lot to be desired especially once you understand that once herbs are crushed their flavor begins to fade.

Ground seasoning mix in a canning jar.

Make Your Own Seasoning As You Need It!

It is best to make homemade seasonings in small amounts as you need them.

It is best to always choose whole herbs and spices whenever possible.

Never crush or grind them until you are ready to use them.

Whole herbs and spices retain their flavor much better.

Once you start making your own seasoning blends you will learn how much you use in a month or two and know exactly how much seasoning to make at one time.

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Here are some of my favorite homemade seasoning blend recipes.

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Italian Herb Seasoning Mix

Ground seasoning mix in a canning jar.
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Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup sea salt (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Crush the herbs (if they are whole) then measure them to make sure you get the correct amount.
  2. Place the crushed herbs in a container, then stir or shake to combine.
  3. Put the herb mixture in a glass jar with a lid or another type of sealed container.
  4. Store in a dark, cool, dry place and use as needed.

Notes

Note: This blend tastes great added to pizza, homemade lasagna, any type of tomato sauce or any recipe that calls for Italian herbs.

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Whole and ground seasonings.

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Old Bay Seasoning Mix

Ground seasoning mix in a canning jar.
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Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon ground bay leaf
  • 2 ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon freshly ground dry mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoon freshly ground peppercorns
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon roasted dry ginger
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper

Instructions

  1. Crush the herbs (if they are whole) then measure them to make sure you get the correct amount.
  2. Place the crushed herbs in a container, then stir or shake to combine.
  3. Put the herb mixture in a glass jar with a lid or another type of sealed container.
  4. Store in a dark, cool, dry place and use as needed.
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Various herbs and spices on spoons and spattered on a table.

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Cajun Seasoning Mix

Ground seasoning mix in a canning jar.
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Ingredients

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  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper

Instructions

  1. Crush the herbs (if they are whole) then measure them to make sure you get the correct amount.
  2. Place the crushed herbs in a container, then stir or shake to combine.
  3. Put the herb mixture in a glass jar with a lid or another type of sealed container.
  4. Store in a dark, cool, dry place and use as needed.
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Two of the seasoning blends in the recipes in this post.

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Chili Powder Mix

Ground seasoning mix in a canning jar.
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2 dried whole ancho chilis

4 dried whole chipotle peppers

2 dried whole cayenne peppers (or those small red chili peppers if you prefer)

2 Tablespoons cumin

2 teaspoons hot and spicy oregano

2 teaspoons garlic powder (if grinding whole garlic choose a hotter variety)

1 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Grind the peppers in a spice grinder or food processor.*
  2. Crush the herbs (if they are whole) then measure them to make sure you get the correct amount.
  3. Place the crushed herbs in a container, then stir or shake to combine.
  4. Put the herb mixture in a glass jar with a lid or another type of sealed container.
  5. Store in a dark, cool, dry place and use as needed.

Notes

*Note: Allow the contents to settle in the grinder or food processor before you open the lid. The dust from the peppers is very strong and trust me you do not want to inhale it.

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Seasoning Salt Mix

Ground seasoning mix in a canning jar.
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Ingredients

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  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon celery leaves or seeds

Instructions

  1. Crush the herbs (if they are whole) then measure them to make sure you get the correct amount.
  2. Place the crushed herbs in a container, then stir or shake to combine.
  3. Put the herb mixture in a glass jar with a lid or another type of sealed container.
  4. Store in a dark, cool, dry place and use as needed.
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Be Sure To Label Your Containers!

Be sure to label your jars so you know what seasoning blend is inside.

I generally put the name of the seasoning blend, the ingredients and a date on the label.

This lets me know for sure what is in each jar and when the seasoning blend was made.

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