Dear Mom: It’s time to go through your spice cupboard and get rid of a few things.
It’s safe to say that this jar of curry powder is almost as old as I am. The cilantro is pretty ancient, too. You have plenty of newer, fresher spices. Why are you hanging on to these old jars? Is it for their nostalgic value? Comic effect?
I feel fairly confident that this food coloring was purchased the last time we dyed Easter eggs together. I’m thinking 1984.
The good news is that you have a garden full of fresh herbs (I did not inherit your green thumb) and some beautiful tomatoes, too. It’s a real pleasure to step outside and snip off some fresh parsley or basil. I’m hoping your neighbor drops off some more cucumbers before I leave next week, and I can’t wait to eat some good Ohio corn.
It’s nice to come home and cook for you, Mom.