Jennifer was nice enough to offer up some cooking tips and trick for using these spices, some of which I've tried and will be sharing shortly. Today's tip: Salt needs its own kind of grinder, one with ceramic mechanisms, otherwise the moisture in the salt will corrode the inside.
The final photo is the assortment of spices that Jennifer set me up with. The best thing I've learned so far is that it's super simple to cook gourmet when you have spices like this on hand. I haven't changed my cooking techniques at all, I've just added high-quality spices from the store that dubs itself as the Cartier of peppercorns.