Store spices in a cool, dark place and not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat them to lose their flavor.
“Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.”
Scissors make quick prep of chives and other herbs you have to chop finely, but also use it to cut up dried fruit and even bacon.
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”