Get Ready For Fall: Restock Your Spices

updated May 12, 2022
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What are you most looking forward to cooking this autumn? Whether it’s a hearty stew, a batch of

fall cookies

Toss what’s stale, note what you use often and need more of, and replenish in preparation for cooking rich savory dishes, baked goods, and holiday meals (they will be here before we know it!).

Although spices don’t spoil, most should be used within 6 to 12 months for maximum freshness. Check dates if you have them, and give spices the smell test — if they have lost their fragrance, it’s time to restock.

This is also a good opportunity to make sure your spices are properly stored. Check out these posts for tips: