Adapted in part from the archives, updated with a new recipe, photos and links.
If it weren't for potato salad and pickles, my celery seed would be toast.
All winter, it sits on the spice rack, pushed farther and farther to the rear of the shelf.
In summer, when I'm ready to make pickles and potato salad (Why only in summer? I don't know.), I retrieve the celery seed, dust off the jar, use a few teaspoons here and there, and send it back to its place. Every other year or so, I throw out the mostly-full but decidedly less-zesty spice, buy a new jar, and start the cycle again.
Time to admit that maybe celery seed shouldn't be in The Perfect Pantry? Time to broaden my culinary repertoire?
Time to start drinking Bloody Marys?