I defrosted some turkey curry for our dinner this evening, and after warming it up, Ashley decided to add some more spices to it. He got a jar of cardamom pods out of the cupboard, and I advised him to crack them before putting them in, as I wasn’t sure how much flavour they had in them – I thought they’d probably been in the cupboard for a little longer than they should have been.
So Ashley checked the best before date – December 1994!!!!! That is an all-time record, even for us – they must have lived in five different houses with me!! In fact those cardamom pods have lived with me for longer than Ashley has!
We used them in the curry anyway, I’ll let you know if they add to the flavour or not, but I’m suspecting probably not.
Time to treat myself to a new jar of cardamom, methinks!
Anybody else got any good ‘use by date’ stories?