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Spices to Bring along. #464445
05/16/13 05:13 AM
05/16/13 05:13 AM
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London, Canada
The Inventor Guy Offline OP
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Hi My name is Don. I am permanently moving to Stann Creek soon. I love to cook. And yes, I use plenty of spices/herbs that I grow for the most part. Is there any hard to get spices in the land of plenty? I'll bring seeds and grow in my garden if necessary. Thanks, Don

Last edited by The Inventor Guy; 05/16/13 05:14 AM.
Re: Spices to Bring along. [Re: The Inventor Guy] #464463
05/16/13 07:38 AM
05/16/13 07:38 AM
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MisterB266 Offline
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Tumeric is a hard one to find.

Re: Spices to Bring along. [Re: MisterB266] #464467
05/16/13 08:02 AM
05/16/13 08:02 AM
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London, Canada
The Inventor Guy Offline OP
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Thanks MisterB, I' be sure to bring some seeds. Maybe I should post a list of what I normally use.

Re: Spices to Bring along. [Re: The Inventor Guy] #464491
05/16/13 01:50 PM
05/16/13 01:50 PM
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San Pedro
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Your seeds will have to be brought in using BAHA guidelines, fyi. Check their website to be sure you are compliant. There is a Spice Farm in either Stann Creek or Toledo. You will find lots of useful information on "Belize Organic Smallholders" on Facebook.

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Re: Spices to Bring along. [Re: The Inventor Guy] #464493
05/16/13 02:04 PM
05/16/13 02:04 PM
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Go over on the Belize forums site and there is a member there who is a terrific chef named Alaskatony who runs a restaurant in Hopkins area. He is a great source of info you may need. Availability on Ambergris and the rest of Belize can vary greatly.

Last edited by dabunk; 05/16/13 02:06 PM.
Re: Spices to Bring along. [Re: The Inventor Guy] #464495
05/16/13 02:58 PM
05/16/13 02:58 PM
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San Pedro Town, A.C.
Chica Blanca Offline
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I've never had any problems or had to check with BAHA bringing in seeds that are in their original commercial seed packs. The challenge is to get what is brought to grow in the sub tropics and sea side. Many "European" herbs have a difficult time here. I suggest bringing a few varieties of each (I have 13 basil types, small leaf Asian varieties do well for me) and see what works best in your location. Get open pollinated or heirloom so you can save the best ones the seeds from season to season. Talk to your neighbors when you arrive and see what is growing in their yards. Experiment with some local spices you may not be familiar with.
That said I always stock up on various spices when visiting the states. Tight sealing glass jars are essential if you wish to keep them fresh in this heat and humidity.
Good luck!


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Re: Spices to Bring along. [Re: The Inventor Guy] #464519
05/16/13 07:07 PM
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BrigitteBachmann Offline
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MisterB266 - lots of Turmeric available at the San Ignacio market. It is sold as yellow ginger.

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