Friday, January 22, 2010

Exploring Laredo Part I


        On my way into Laredo Tuesday, I made a planned stop at La India Spice Company- one of my favorite places to visit.


        This tiny little storefront produces wonderful, authentic Mexican spices. I bought several things.

        While in the shop I had a chance to look at some of the local art work displayed on the walls.


        I loved this bench that was by the front door.


        And these are the spices I bought.




        And my favorite- for no other reason than the packaging-



        And if you have been using a piloncillo mold as a candle holder, this is its original purpose.


          to form sugar.

And finally, I love the Spanish names for these spices.



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Karen said...

I hope you'll be posting what your cooking with these spices. I bet your car smelled heavenly when you were driving home.
Love your Laredo stories!
Ladybug Creek

Carole and Chewy said...

Spice stores are one of my favorite places to visit and I have a habit of buying unusual spices I have no clue what to do with - I want to hear what you cook up with these!

Deb said...

very store...

LPC said...

That bench is just gorgeous.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Now that store must have been heaven-scent(ed)! Gorgeous packaging for the spices and herbs... beautiful.

Stacey said...

How fun! The labels and artwork are all neat. Souns like you are mixing business and pleasure. That's a good thing. :)

Theresa said...

Looks like a really fun place to go and shop! I also love that bench and the labels are sooooo colorful! Glad you got to have such a frun trip!

trash talk said...

I'm trying to wrap my head (and tummy) around pineapple seasoning. That would be too much fun to play with! Thanks for taking me along for the ride!

Marguerite said...

Great spice shop and spices! I would love to have them all! Since I love sunflowers, I adore that bench! Glad you're having fun in Laredo!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the colorful packaging on the great spices, what a fun trip you must have had buying all those wonderful spices.,Phyllis

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They do have pretty packaging. I don't cook like I use to, so I pretty much have the basics, but I like going in stores like that.
Have a great weekend.

Lee said...

Oh, I think the pineapple seasoning would do nicely marinating chicken...yes...
you could decorate your pantry with those beauty's, I love the art too.
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Patricia @ ButterYum said...

What a neat place... love little businesses like that!



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