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Moving....Should I throw away some old bulk spices and ancient booze?

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Moving....Should I throw away some old bulk spices and ancient booze?

L | Sep 25, 2005 03:18 PM

I am moving in a few days and am going through my cuppoards. I found some bulk Indian spices like fenugreek, black cardamom, ginger powder (unopened), black salt (unopened), asafotedia and cloves from an Indian cooking jag I had that started a couple of years ago. The spices looked okay and were still fragrant, but does it get to a point--like two years--where you should just throw the stuff away and start over if it has not been consumed? I throw any dried "leafy" stuff out after a year, but what about other spices?

Also, I have some really, really old booze (I tend to drink more beer & wine).....some fraise des bois, coffee liqueur, nocello and Clement Creole Shrubb (rum & orange liqueur) that have got to be about fifteen years old. Any good? Or is it destined for the trash heap?

Thanks for your help.

-Lisa

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