When I packed up my kitchen for our big move a few years ago, I was embarrassed to discover what I had accumulated in the spice drawer.

I’m pretty sure there were a couple bottles of something or other in there that were certified antiques, pre-dating the Nixon administration. And that ground allspice? I think the sell-by date was 50 A.D.



Are spices safe to use indefinitely? We tend to take a long time to use them. The spices have no date anywhere on them. I hate throwing out perfectly good items if they’re safe to use. I also keep my spices and condiments in the fridge. Is that practice okay for the spices? Leroy

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