Earlier in the week, I asked about which dozen or so spices hounds couldn't live without. Thank you for all the responses.
Since there were so many people answering, I tabulated the results, to give a picture of a typical (?) hounds spice cabinet.
The numbers following each spice are the number of people who couldnt live without that spice. I also took the liberty of combining black and white pepercorns (I know, I know, they are two different things :) ), mustard seeds and powder, both colors of cardamon, and other similiar items. Here is the typical hounds spice rack:
bay leaves 6
red pepper flakes 4
lemon peel 1
Old Bay 1
Smoky pimenton 1
star anise 1
I tried to be complete, some items may have slipped through - and yes, I have far too much time on my hands!