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Travel cooking kit & spice containers

Travel cooking kit & spice containers

Old Dec 29, 13, 8:52 am
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Yes if going to the UK for a touring holiday we pack a stove along with all the necessary items needed to be self sufficient on the road.....not that we cook anything fancy. We also take or buy a flask and fill it with boiling water before we leave our accommodation in the morning.
It's not to save money it's just that we prefer to stop and have a picnic where we want especially when in the countryside rather than have the food outlets deciding

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Old Jan 3, 14, 11:31 pm
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tcl, I use small plastic containers with lids to transport spices, liquids, nuts, etc. when I am traveling. "surefresh" reusable mini containers with lids hold 2.3 oz each. The lids click tight. They are oblong in shape. I bought mind at a Dollar Tree Store but I think that Amazon sells then too.

Glad you received your spice kit. Happy Cooking!
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Old May 11, 14, 8:38 pm
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Just wanted to post an update on the spice kit I received from my FT Secret Santa. I love how the inner containers are the perfect size for on the fly cooking. I moved the smellier spices such as cumin and curry into Tupperware midgets and those tiny 1oz glass jam jars. The spices that came with the kit were actually ok and not stale (possibly because it was pre Christmas and the kit was newly stocked by the vendor) ^

The mylar envelopes I ordered from the tea company were good at keeping smells unique and helped prevented transfer. I used some of the mylar envelopes for a homemade red curry paste I brought along to a 2 week trip to central FL. My main problem was/is getting small quantities of small size mylar envelopes for the spices. Also, a whole bunch of labeled mini mylar envelopes looks a bit like drug dealing to security which almost always requires an inspection of my carry on and the contents of the envelopes

I have a number of extended trips planned over the next few months and will report back again when I find the right mix/find something better.
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