Cathy Commiserations by Cathy Guisewite for November 23, 2021

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    piwismom  6 months ago

    Just went through this same thing last week when I cleaned out my spice rack! The codes are pretty much indecipherable. Some that I had marked myself were actually pre-historic! ☺

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 6 months ago


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    this is summerdog  6 months ago

    I buy my spices at the discount store, and just toss them when they lose their nice smells. No angst about my system!

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    Dianne50  6 months ago

    I only toss my spices when they get bugs or signs of decay, also when the flavor seems “off”. I’ve got some spices that are at least 30 years old.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sounds like when you’re doing your annual taxes.

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    MT Wallet   6 months ago

    I haven’t found sloppy joe spice lately.

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    Jayneknox  6 months ago

    Smell it. If it has a nice strong small of whatever it is, it’s good. If you don’t smell anything, toss t.

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    BlueIris Premium Member 6 months ago

    I keep the ones I don’t use much in the freezer to preserve them — no need to throw them out.

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    rgcviper  6 months ago

    Yup—in cases like this, I greatly prefer to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid). Ha.

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