Black pepper is one of the most popular spices, second only to salt. Most of us use it daily, so if we see a good deal, it’s easy to go overboard. And then, a couple of months later, we ask ourselves: does pepper ever go bad? I don’t know about you, but my spice organizer […]
It’s this time of the year when you’re cleaning your pantry or organizing spices, oils, and other long-lasting food products in the kitchen. And there’s this bag of salt that’s way past its date. “Does salt even go bad?” is your first thought, and rightly so. That salt has been in the water of the […]
Bay leaves give stews, soups, stock, and sauces a rich, woody aroma and flavor. And a jar lasts a long time. That makes you wonder: do bay leaves go bad?
So there’s this half-open package of ground cinnamon sitting in the pantry for quite a few months. You use it only every once in a while, and each time it’s just a pinch. Last time you checked, it was approaching the date on the label. Does cinnamon go bad? Or maybe you decided to experiment […]
So you bought a package of chili powder because a recipe called for it. You’re not a big fan of spicy food, so you don’t add the powder to other dishes just to make them extra hot. That means that chili powder probably sits in the cupboard for quite a few months. Does chili powder […]
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world, so naturally, you want to make the most of your stash. Does saffron go bad?
In a messy spice drawer it’s easy to lose track of an opened bag of ground nutmeg. And after some time you find that package and wonder: does nutmeg go bad?
So you’ve bought a few packages of dried ground ginger because a few recipes you wanted to try out called for it. As it turns out, you don’t add that much ginger to any one of them, so you’ve only finished one or two packages. The rest are still sitting in the cupboard and nearing […]