Thursday, July 7, 2011
I have some OLD spice in my spice rack. I think I have a hard time with "wasting" them and throwing them away.
The reality is the fact that they are old is a waste and does nothing to help me in seasoning my food with tasteless herbs. Ultimately, my "no waste" mantra is a waste. A waste of time and energy to make my food taste good!
I need to go through my stash and toss what I know is waaaaayyyy old -- as in I brought this into our marriage almost five years ago and I am pretty sure I had it for quite some time before that!
I found Still Tasty as a helpful resource. It addresses all sorts of issues on shelf life including how to and how long to keep spices among other things.
I have a spice rack like the one that is pictured above. I think that I am going to get rid of it. While I like that I have a few spices near my stove the heat compromises the integrity of the spices and it takes up room that I could use other wise. While I love the family that gave it to us for our wedding I found that it's not something that really fits how I want the flow of things anymore. I think that's okay and sentiment should not hold me in bondage! HA HA HA!!
I read that the light can compromise spices, too. So, I like that they will all live in my pantry. I will need to restock some basic spices. I have looked around to see what different places suggest as a "basic" spice to have in any spice rack. I have my own thoughts based on what we use the most.
What are your basic spice rack must haves???