Wednesday, July 3, 2013
If you've got a drawer you can dedicate to spices, that can be a wonderful way to store them. The photo above, used with permission, shows you how Brandie Kajino created her own spice drawer; you can read all the details on her delightful blog, Spoon And Saucer. Since Brandie had some problems with a prior magnetic system, she likes using the drawer because the containers "can't FALL from the drawer."
And Brandie's not alone in her fondness for this approach; let me point you to some other sites which show lovely spice drawers.
Kavita had jars left over from an old magnetic system, and used them in her spice drawer. Unlike most other people using this approach, she didn't label the tops of the containers — but the lids are transparent. She says: "I like being able to just pick out spices by looking at them, but in case I forget which is which, I've written the name on the side!"
Unsophisticook used old baby food jars in her spice drawer, as did Kaylan.
Jill MacCorkle went with "food-grade metal tins with clear tops." She says her drawer makes her feel "all organized and Martha-like" but "mostly it makes cooking easier and more fun."
And Jaime used 4-oz mason jars. She also lined the drawer with polka dot wrapping paper, which gives it quite a festive look.
Of course, there are many other ways to store the spices, too. More on that in an upcoming post.
Zero Gravity Magnetic Spice Rack
Storing the Spices: 10 Spice Rack Options