When you look at your spices, do you see some and think, “How long has that been in here?” or “Where did that even come from?” If you said yes to either of those questions, go get that spice (or those spices) right now and check 3 things: First, is it still sealed? Second, what’s the expiration date? Third, is it a solid? If it’s still sealed, take the challenge and figure out how to use it. You may come up with an amazing new dish and a favorite new spice. Win win! But, if it’s past the expiration date or if all the individual little grains have become one solid mass then get rid of it. Too often we buy a random spice because that one recipe we tried years ago called for it and we swore we’d use it again… and guess what, it never happened. Don’t feel guilty about it, but don’t let it take up precious space either. Spices are hard enough to keep organized without adding more that you never use. So go check your spices and see which ones you can throw away.
Do you agree with this post? Or do you have a tip to get some life back in old spices? Let me know in the comments below!