[Sca-cooks] Favorite Spice Containers

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Thu Oct 5 22:32:37 PDT 2006

I would be very hesitant about using cork covered jars for spices and
the like. Corks, by their nature, allow an exchange of the air within
and without the bottle, thus allowing the essential oils, the
flavoring agents, of most spices to escape. Corks work very well for
wine bottles, where you want a certain amount of exchange, albeit a
very limited amount, so the wines can age, but wine bottles are also
kept on their sides so that they remain wet, thus swelling the corks
and keeping the exchange very limited.A dry cork, however, will allow
considerably more air exchange, and aging is NOT very good for spices,
particularly powdered ones.

On 10/5/06, Lynn Hunter <rohanna1 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I have little, eensy-weensy pottery jars that seal with corks for mine for
> spices not used regularly, or for stuff like ginger and cinnamon, I have a
> set of green glass jars that also seal with corks.  I tend to buy in the
> smallest amounts I can, since the strength to do any cooking can be iffy.
> Lately tho, energy has been MUCH better, and The Crusader is complaining
> that his jean are getting tight...
> Ro

Saint Phlip

Heat it up
Hit it hard
Repent as necessary.

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I seem to have misplaced it at Stalag XXXV....

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