Just open the jar (or flatpack) and let the fragrance of this blend waft into your olfactory. The words I said to myself upon first opening my pack were, "Oh my. This is absolutely divine." If you were standing in my kitchen, next to me, you would know that is the truth. I used this to season a chicken for a simple and creamy chicken and noodle and vegetable concoction that I was making up as I went along. I had made it before, but not with THIS seasoning blend. It kicked things up at least three notches. Bold enough to handle a bland, old, chicken poaching preparation and yet delicate enough not to overwhelm any other ingredients. It can be the star of the show, or be best supporting actor--you choose.