This spice store is in Jerusalem's Machaneh Yehuda Market, aka "The Shuk." I don't keep all that many spices in my closet/pantry. Fresh spices don't stay fresh all that long. They lose their potency and get buggy, too.
Our menu doesn't include the sort of foreign exotic foods demanding anything fancy. Recently I began sprinkling curcum, turmeric on my morning omelet, because it's supposed to be medicinal. A doctor even told me that it's good to put on cuts to make them heal more quickly.
A Yemenite neighbor told us that their traditional spice is a combination of curcum, paprika and black pepper. That's pretty easy. Beware, it can cause a serious arthritis flare-up for those sensitive to nightshades.
Not long ago I bought pieces of real ginger which I've added to all sorts of things. It's powerful.
My latest Apple Compote was cooked with ginger root, cinnamon stick, freshly squeezed orange juice and water. No sugar, of course! That was easy and delicious and perfect if you're trying to keep your weight down.