This is my furlough week for November so I decided to make good use of it. I decided to clean out my spice cabinet for starters. I found out that spices are only good for about a year. I threw away Paprika from 1995, Ginger and Ground cloves from 1996. Seriously! By the time I was done I had three paper grocery bags full of spices and food to throw away. It's amazing the things you don't know when you can't cook! All the more reason to learn.