USING FRESH VS. DRIED
> Whole dried spices and herbs release flavor slower than ground spices and herbs
> Ground dried herbs release flavor quickly and have a stronger flavor than fresh herbs
> One teaspoon of dried herbs = 3 teaspoons of fresh herbs
> Add fresh herbs at the end of cooking
STORING SPICES AND HERBS
> Dried spices and herbs are stored best in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark area.
> Spices and herbs lose flavor over time. For best flavor, use ground spices within a year and whole spices within 2 years.
> Fresh herbs are best stored upright with stems in water
> Spices and herbs can be expensive, so look for sales, buy a small amount at a time, or share a large container with someone.