Saturday, July 5, 2008

For the Love of Spice

I love spices.
I love herbs.
I love that I can walk into my garden and return with handfuls of cilantro, parsley, oregano, or lemon balm. Sadly, my love of spices just means piles of poorly marked, half full plastic baggies. We are getting ready for our annual BBQ rib cook-off and in the planning came to the realization that I can't find ANYTHING in the spice area! $10 of duplicated bulk spices later, I decided something had to be done.

I thought about the magnetic spice jars, but after seeing the price tag I reconsidered. I wouldn't be able to afford any spices if I bought that set. After some more research, I settled on 2 watchmaker's kits. Each metal box holds 12 metal jars with glass tops. Each jar hold about 4 Tablespoons. I kinda wish it held a bit more, but honesty, it will make sure I have fresh spices.

Now I am organized and ready to start cooking! I think the spices all look so pretty tucked together. I used a paint pen to write on the glass tops. You can scratch it off to change the titles as you rotate through your spices.

Before and After
Notice all the baggies wedged on the bottom shelf!

All neat and tidy it is now!

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