I made a trip this afternoon when I was preparing to make a large batch of curry powder and discovered I was out of cumin seed. An inventory of my spice cabinet informed me that I needed to toss a number of things and obtain fresh. I love going to Central Market because most any spice you need is in bulk. I like this because it is always fresh, I can buy a small amount, and replace outdated spice regularly without a grain of guilt.
a lovely selection of heirloom tomatoes
my curry mix being toasted in a pan prior to grinding in a mini food processor