So I had this recipe that called for a melange of pepper. I went out and bought a McCormick pepper mixture with a built-in grinder. It's been 3 months and I've not used it since. I'm looking at it and realizing that it's mostly a mixture of black, white, and red pepper, all of which I have in dried powder form.
So THEN I'm wondering which herbs and spices I would be better off having whole and grinding them as I need them. They would stay fresher and I could get a coarser grind if I wanted. Which ones would be better whole versus dried from the store? What about herbs...which ones do you think are worth trying to grow indoors? I'd rather have an M&P over a spice grinder for ease of cleaning, but am I setting myself up for a sore arm that way? Lastly, would I need to store a larger volume of whole spices to get the same amount of already-ground ones?