As my kids have and are? transitioned on to adulthood, what spices and herbs they should have in their kitchen, the Essential Herbs & Spices, comes up a surprising number of times. And not just with my kids, but with their friends, too. Many don’t cook much, but get settled into their own places and realize they have to start doing some cooking at home or their budgets don’t stretch too far. At the same time, they don’t know what they need to have around at home to start – and have minimal to no budget to work with.