How can I reuse or recycle … old spices?
No, not the stinky 1970s aftershave but spices that have been hanging around the cupboard for a little too long.
You could say that we like spice food. You would be grossly underestimating our adoration of it though.
However, even though it’s not the correct thing to do, we have a tendency to buy spices in bulk because we’re disorganised – and even though we don’t pay that much attention to best before dates, we do notice that over time they become less potent.
So what can we do with them once they’re past their best? At the moment, we’ve got a stash of garam masala (mixed spices), turmeric and cumin (aka jeera) but any suggestions for any old herbs and spices is fine.
(Photo by LotusHead)