Instead of taking along a dozen or so jars of spices I either make up my own at home or purchase spice blends that I like. I try to have a Mexican, Italian, Asian and Indian blend. With these I can turn ground beef, tomatoes, rice or noodles and perhaps some shredded cheese into a delicious ethnic dish. If you do not want to make up your own blends you can purchase them in many stores. I like the Savory Spice Shop here in Littleton Colorado and you can order online at www.savoryspiceshop.com. They make their own blends and you can buy them in small quantities. It is easier to store your spice blends in plastic bags than to try to find room for glass jars.