I found these little glass containers at a garage sale about a year ago for a couple of bucks. I pictured them organized, labeled, full of different spices in beautiful earthy colors, all lined up along the top of my stove. They HAVE been lined up along the top of my stove, but sitting empty, collecting dust, and looking sad.
The last 2 days were spent spring cleaning my kitchen. IT IS SO CLEAN and I AM SO HAPPY! My mother- in- law helped finish it up, for which I was so grateful– I’ll have before and after pics coming up soon.
You would not believe the difference in my floor tile grout…I think I forgot the grout is supposed to be cream because it been closer to mocha (can you tell I’m trying to make the color of dirt sound a bit more appealing??:))
Because I was spring cleaning, I knew I had to tackle my spices, and I’m very happy with how they turned out. I put the spices that I use most often in the jars, the rest of the spices I have on a small, double-decker lazy susan in the cupboard right next to the stove.
I have said this before in another post, but if you can find a store that has bulk bins full of spices, (where you can help yourself to whatever amount you need, and are charged by weight), then, by all means, DO IT!
Most health food stores have this option. I can’t tell you what a difference using fresh spices has made in my cooking and baking. It is very economical, and I can buy smaller amounts of spices that I do not use very often, so they won’t sit around forever, getting stale.
I don’t know about you, but having a clean kitchen and organized spices makes me wanna bake, so I’m off to search my recipes to see what I can make!