Single-use ingredients

Have you ever had to buy a lot of something for one recipe that then sat in the back of your refrigerator for, oh, say, a year? Never again will I buy a whole tin of tahini, a whole jar of tamarind paste, an entire bag of rye flour.... There ought to be some way those of us who live alone but like to cook could buy just the amount we need -- or could use up the rest of an unwanted ingredient without making enough food for an army.

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