August 17th, 2019
Food

Storing Spices

In an effort to changeup our spice repertoire, we grew dill this summer and herbs de Provence has been our rub of choice — both are throwbacks to my childhood. But, what is the best way to store them? When we cleaned out Mother’s kitchen and found racks and drawers filled with jars and tins from who-knows-when, I kept thinking that just because they’re dried can’t mean spices last forever. So, this article in The Wall Street Journal popped up at just the right time. Here are chef Meherwan Irani’s recommendations:

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  • Thanks Preston, great advice!!

    SusanAugust 17th, 2019  8:44 AM

     
  • My mother freezes her spices. Even the ground spices stay fresh longer that way.

    The TropicalistAugust 17th, 2019  9:26 AM

     
  • I would love suggestions from anyone on a good spice grinder? Thank you!

    gail c.August 17th, 2019  1:42 PM

     
  • For spice grinder, use a small electric coffee grinder dedicated for spices only. Have used mine for years and is still perfect for the job.

    EmilyAugust 17th, 2019  2:38 PM

     
  • Our son gave his sister a spice grinder last Christmas – the Waring Commercial WSG30 electric spice grinder. My hope is that everyone buy it without Amazon. Perhaps a local spice store or kitchen ware shop will carry it. I store all herbs and spices – whole, ground, flakes, etc. – in the Dean & Deluca tins in which they came, in my cool, dark pantry.

    PaulaAugust 19th, 2019  12:20 AM

     

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