I eat a lot of spices. I love Indian food. In Portugal it´s tricky and I´d yet to find spices that were PALL.
Today I went into a local market where I am in Singapore. I´d expected to have to accept plastic bags, but then I thought I´d just ask, just in case… and what do you know, the market stall seller had loose spices! (That he then bags up and puts on display).
I asked if he´d mind if I came by next week to make pictures to blog his stall and he was very pleased and said yes he´d love to. In the meantime though I thought I´d blog what I manage to find…
I had gone into a shop first and bought the Turmeric in the bottle. Then I went into the market, being this side of the world fresh turmeric is available. I´ve never cooked with it before, but I know it also has to be better for us.
- Powder from the shop $5.00
- Fresh from the market 20 cents
- I have the receipt, that powder is going back to the shop!
I managed to get all of this loose! I could have got more, but this was all I needed.
I´d taken some reusable paper bags so he filled then and used some old newspaper.
The spices would go off being kept in paper, paper doesn´t keep things fresh.
If I was at/had a home I´d used old glass jam jars. I´m not so I raided my friends cupboards, she has loads of these plastic pots (which I think are from takeaways) so I´ve used them.
For me, it´s another reason to shop with local people rather than supermarkets, I never would have found this PALL Plastic A Lot Less in a supermarket. I look forward to making a yummy PALL dinner this evening!
Every refusal adds up. Happy Cooking. Happy PALL-ing!