Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spices and Expiration dates

I am on a cleaning binge.
I know, I know...completely unexpected of me!

My spice cabinet/baking shelves

are a disaster,

but no more!

Top shelf: Baking decorating items plus extra salt & pepper
Mid shelf: Small spice bottles plus baking items
Low shelf: Large spice bottle plus frequently used items

I made a list of what I had and what I needed
The list will be posted on the inside of the cabinet door.

Spices...expiration dates...
Do you throw out your spices at the ex date,
or do you use them a little bit longer?
I don't think expired spices would make you sick
(would they?)
They just wouldn't be at full flavor...right?

What do you do?

1 comment:

H said...

I have spices that are 15 years old and I ain't dead yet lol. A long time ago I bought a large bag of whole nutmegs and cloves and cinnamon sticks. apparently I didn't use them as much as I thought I might, but they still have plenty of flavour. Probably because they hadn't been ground up yet, but I would keep using them until it got to the stage I might as well be sprinkling sawdust on instead lol. They do lose volatile oils over time.