McCormick's majoram is full-flavored and versatile. It is a 'cousin' of oregano, but is not the same spice. The flavor is delicate so it should not be added to a dish at the beginning of cooking, but should be added towards the end. Majoram goes greats with meat dishes, seafood, cheeses, and vegetables. It is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine, so if you want to make something for a Greek-themed meal, here you go! You could also add it to home-made spaghetti sauce, or top some freshly grilled fish...many options. McCormick's traditional glass jar is not air-tight, but should keep the spice fresh for quite awhile if stored in a cool and dry place. Try to keep it away from stronger-smelling spices so it doesn't absorb odors!