I think that I might be a little bit of a spice hoarder. I just love to go through them and try new combinations. They give me so much inspiration to try new dishes or new types of cuisines. That said, I think that I am at my limit. I am running out of space for spice racks!
Me too. I used to have a ridiculous amount of spices. Some of them were things that I bought to make one certain recipe and then weren't ever used again. I went through and cleaned a bunch of them out. I never realized that they expired, but they do.
I have a cabinet full of spices. I'll always remember my oldest son coming into the kitchen one day and opening the spice cabinet and just standing there. I asked him what he was doing and he replied "I just love to smell this cabinet mom."
That's funny, gmommy. When I recently went through all of my spices and put them into new, fancy, labeled spice racks (it's a dream for me, really), my 9-year-old son started opening 2 or 3 of them, then holding them all together and smelling them as one. I asked what he was doing, and he said he was "creating new flavor profiles". That completely cracked me up!