Too much of a good thing goes for cooking as well as for anything else. Recently Niña reported spoiling her 3 hour long effort preparing Cajun Shrimp by over spicing it! And Marash Girl spoiled her chicken soup by over lemoning it .(The lemons were shriveled and thus more acidic, more concentrated.) A little goes a long way with spices, sweeteners, and sourers (is there such a word?)! As with cooking, so with life. Taste test as you go! It's fun, and it works!