Ground spices die quickly. So give them a whiff—if they don’t smell like anything, they won’t taste like anything.
And if they don’t taste like anything, you’re cooking with a flavorless, brown powder.
Toss most of your spices—especially that ground cumin.
It's a great idea to keep a small herbs and spice note journal.
Spice or Herb - Date Bought - Store or Farmers Market - Expiration Date (if visible)
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