It’s a GREAT question right? For us non-chefs out there, life in the kitchen can be tricky to navigate.
For example I’ve never worried about Garlic Salt, Sea Salt or Cinnamon as those are two spices that we run through and buy more of fairly regularly. But the others? Rosemary? Basil? How long can you keep them?
We’ve had our spice rack for ten years. TEN YEARS people!
Here’s a tip; spices do NOT keep that long. Our spice rack was a wedding gift, and next week me and the hubs celebrate the big 10. In honor of that, I hit up Bed, Bath and Beyond today to buy a new spice rack.
But for real, dried spices generally need to be replaced every one to three years. McCormick will tell you that spices don’t actually spoil. They will, over time, lose their potency and not flavor your food as intended. And believe me, I have probably made a ton of spaghetti and other dishes with completely flavorless ingredients. Oh well, that’s what the Garlic Salt was for!
So out with the old and in with the new I say.
Here’s to ten years! Let’s celebrate in a big way.