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Inspired by Karen Mam's  'closet ' thread I just started cooking a good old fashioned stew and found to my delight some garlic granules that should have been used by April 2004 ...!..after giving one to my daughter (to test) I went and used them anyway.  ;D ;D ;D

so...what's the oldest ' use by 'thing in your cupboard ?

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« Reply #1 on: 31/01/2007 17:14:25 »
I don't think we have anything that old really, nothing really stays in the cupboards that long  ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 31/01/2007 17:31:03 »
I know I have spices that are more then 17 years old and we still use them.. always sample the dry goods first.. Make sure they are dry and good. Spices last for a very long time...! LOL IE Look at the egyptian tombs and all the spices used and sent with them to take into the next life... I kid you not I have some old spices...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 31/01/2007 17:31:54 »
I don't think we have anything that old really, nothing really stays in the cupboards that long  ;)

You never know sunshine.....there may be some dried herbs developing their own intelligence back there !!...if you dare to roam there...don't go alone !! ...LOL..Hugs the Dan

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« Reply #4 on: 31/01/2007 17:33:06 »
I know I have spices that are more then 17 years old and we still use them.. always sample the dry goods first.. Make sure they are dry and good. Spices last for a very long time...! LOL IE Look at the egyptian tombs and all the spices used and sent with them to take into the next life... I kid you not I have some old spices...

LOL...methinks ewe've done a typo..LOL...Me swears ewe said 17 years....of course ewe really mean 1.7 years...
 

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« Reply #5 on: 31/01/2007 17:37:28 »
NO I mean 17 years and older.. LOL, I am still using spices from before my mom passed away... LOLI will check em out and give you some dates... LOL
 

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« Reply #6 on: 31/01/2007 17:38:54 »
They say they loose some of their flavor, but I haven't found that to be the case yet.. I always try them first!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 31/01/2007 17:42:55 »
I don't think we have anything that old really, nothing really stays in the cupboards that long  ;)

You never know sunshine.....there may be some dried herbs developing their own intelligence back there !!...if you dare to roam there...don't go alone !! ...LOL..Hugs the Dan

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Well now you've done it. I'm gonna be too afraid to open the cupboards now just in case something jumps out at me............will you hold my hand  ;)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 31/01/2007 17:47:15 »
LOL, Better watch out DAniel, it might not be your hand he'll be holdin!! LOL
 

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« Reply #9 on: 31/01/2007 17:49:30 »
LOL, Better watch out DAniel, it might not be your hand he'll be holdin!! LOL

Well a boy can dream can't he  ;)
 

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« Reply #10 on: 31/01/2007 17:49:37 »
I don't think we have anything that old really, nothing really stays in the cupboards that long  ;)

You never know sunshine.....there may be some dried herbs developing their own intelligence back there !!...if you dare to roam there...don't go alone !! ...LOL..Hugs the Dan

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Well now you've done it. I'm gonna be too afraid to open the cupboards now just in case something jumps out at me............will you hold my hand  ;)

LOL...just saw what Karen wrote...LOL

Dan...anything you wnat holding..I'll hold it...unless it has more teeth than me !
 

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« Reply #11 on: 31/01/2007 17:54:14 »
I don't think we have anything that old really, nothing really stays in the cupboards that long  ;)

You never know sunshine.....there may be some dried herbs developing their own intelligence back there !!...if you dare to roam there...don't go alone !! ...LOL..Hugs the Dan

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Well now you've done it. I'm gonna be too afraid to open the cupboards now just in case something jumps out at me............will you hold my hand  ;)

LOL...just saw what Karen wrote...LOL

Dan...anything you wnat holding..I'll hold it...unless it has more teeth than me !

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« Reply #12 on: 31/01/2007 18:06:51 »
Hey YOU!! I have you whippedHow about a little wager eh... about the age of something in my cupboard.. TEE HEE HEE HEE!!  I just pulled out a can ofcurry powder mustadrd seedColemans mustard powder made inand get this:


Colemans Mustard
By appointment to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second.
Manufactures of the Mustard and sauces coleman's of Norwich

Made in Brittain No date but the can and its contents are great, I would say close to my age, the tin is ancient!!

Yellow can red writing..

Cayene peper from 1950.... LOL LOL what did I tell you !!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 31/01/2007 19:34:07 »
Hey YOU!! I have you whippedHow about a little wager eh... about the age of something in my cupboard.. TEE HEE HEE HEE!!  I just pulled out a can ofcurry powder mustadrd seedColemans mustard powder made inand get this:


Colemans Mustard
By appointment to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second.
Manufactures of the Mustard and sauces coleman's of Norwich

Made in Brittain No date but the can and its contents are great, I would say close to my age, the tin is ancient!!

Yellow can red writing..

Cayene peper from 1950.... LOL LOL what did I tell you !!

Cripes !!..that is some serious ' use-by-age ' ewe have there Mam.......

Oh my !!!....to think that mustard has been there all these years.....ewe better watch out...English Mustard is strong stuff !!...and methinks this one needs to be sealed in a lead box and buried a mile deep..LOL !!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 01/02/2007 02:38:33 »
 Isn't that just nuts... LOL I was even a little shocked.. I tell you me family were cooks from way back and they saved everything and I must say I haven't thrown them out either... LOL
 

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« Reply #15 on: 01/02/2007 16:23:07 »
Ooooo I want some nuts now
 

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« Reply #16 on: 01/02/2007 16:28:02 »
You are amongst some real nuts Daniel..Watch out that we don't make you crazy!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 01/02/2007 16:30:50 »
Can't break what is already broken  ;)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 01/02/2007 16:46:40 »
 I don't know about that.. seems that the broken can disenigrate too...
 

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« Reply #19 on: 01/02/2007 17:34:11 »
Ok, I'll just say that I'm nuts anyway.......in a good way that is  ;) :)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 01/02/2007 18:33:04 »
Quote

Chicken tastes supreme after 50 years in a tin
By Nigel Bunyan and Amy Iggulden
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 08/02/2006

It was the height of post-war luxury: a hamper crammed with delicacies, topped by a whole roast chicken preserved in its own jelly and sealed in a tin.

The year was 1956 and the hamper was bought by Les and Beryl Lailey for the guests at their wedding reception. By the end of the day, they had polished off the sandwiches, the hams, the cheeses and the luxury shortbread biscuits.

All that was left, resplendent in its Buxted packaging, was the chicken.

And it remained untouched for 50 years until, finally, Mr Lailey, 73, plucked up the courage to eat it on the couple's golden wedding anniversary.

"It was really quite tasty,"he said yesterday at his home in Denton, near Manchester. "Maybe a bit salty, but then I didn't follow the instructions to the letter."

Perhaps distracted by a crowd of disbelieving relatives, Mr Lailey, a one-time corporal in the Argyll and Southern Highlanders, had omitted to heat his 50-year-old skinless chicken in the oven for the 10-15 minutes the instructions advised. "I just broke off a leg, smelled it, drained the jelly off it and then bit into it. The flesh was white with a few pinky bits.

"Our grandchildren were appalled, begging me not to eat any more, but I knew that if it smelled OK, it wouldn't do me any harm."

Mrs Lailey, 70, a retired machinist, declined to taste the 3lb chicken on the ground that she was recovering from flu.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?xml=/global/2006/02/08/nchick08.xml

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

 
 
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« Reply #21 on: 01/02/2007 20:13:48 »
we have the 10-year clear out, so I'm not due for another one for just over 5 years!

Last time revealed something in a packet from 1991, so that would be about 10 years old I think! its usually things like cup-a-soups and those packet dried foods for rehydration. no wonder they stay in the cupboard!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 01/02/2007 22:39:35 »
In Egypt you might find your great great great great great great great great great granddad in the cupboard all rapped up and now where to go   ;D
 

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« Reply #23 on: 01/02/2007 23:49:15 »
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Chicken tastes supreme after 50 years in a tin
By Nigel Bunyan and Amy Iggulden
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 08/02/2006

It was the height of post-war luxury: a hamper crammed with delicacies, topped by a whole roast chicken preserved in its own jelly and sealed in a tin.

The year was 1956 and the hamper was bought by Les and Beryl Lailey for the guests at their wedding reception. By the end of the day, they had polished off the sandwiches, the hams, the cheeses and the luxury shortbread biscuits.

All that was left, resplendent in its Buxted packaging, was the chicken.

And it remained untouched for 50 years until, finally, Mr Lailey, 73, plucked up the courage to eat it on the couple's golden wedding anniversary.

"It was really quite tasty,"he said yesterday at his home in Denton, near Manchester. "Maybe a bit salty, but then I didn't follow the instructions to the letter."

Perhaps distracted by a crowd of disbelieving relatives, Mr Lailey, a one-time corporal in the Argyll and Southern Highlanders, had omitted to heat his 50-year-old skinless chicken in the oven for the 10-15 minutes the instructions advised. "I just broke off a leg, smelled it, drained the jelly off it and then bit into it. The flesh was white with a few pinky bits.

"Our grandchildren were appalled, begging me not to eat any more, but I knew that if it smelled OK, it wouldn't do me any harm."

Mrs Lailey, 70, a retired machinist, declined to taste the 3lb chicken on the ground that she was recovering from flu.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?xml=/global/2006/02/08/nchick08.xml

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

 
 

OH YUK !!..but also ..oh so beautiful !!

YAYYYYYYYYYY !!..ROBERT.....YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 01/02/2007 23:51:32 »
we have the 10-year clear out, so I'm not due for another one for just over 5 years!

Last time revealed something in a packet from 1991, so that would be about 10 years old I think! its usually things like cup-a-soups and those packet dried foods for rehydration. no wonder they stay in the cupboard!

Hi Lindsay...Hugs the Lindsay..

yayyyyy !!...dried goodness luff in your cupboard.......ewe just never know when it could be used to repel an alien invasion or save a life.  ewe ought to be commended for your diligence is such a preparation.

 

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