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Student budget: how buy small amounts of spices, etc?

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Student budget: how buy small amounts of spices, etc?

cook411 | Feb 10, 2008 10:00 AM

I'm a new cook, and its frustrating reading recipes that ask for 3 different spices using only 1/2 tsp of a each spice. I am on a student budget and its not practical for me to buy all these spices to only use 1/2 tsp! Any recommendations?

Also, I have encountered this with other things. For example, I plan on making coleslaw and the recipe calls for 2 tbs of apple cider. To buy a whole thing of cider for 2 tbs seems ridiculous- I could eat out for the price of spices!

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