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Spice Management

Day 2 : January 2


Submitted to Scavenge Challenge #10 - How or what do you recycle? for January 2 - Show what you do when you have the day off of work, school, whatever


112 in 2012 #64 - Bottles or Jars


There is, as far as I can tell, no good way to store spices. I've tried those pre-fab racks that have a predetermined number of jars. I use WAY too many spices for those to be useful. Some are too small, others too large. Some don't have a large enough mouth for a measuring spoon. There are some spices that I need a lot of (and therefore bigger jars), and some I only buy in small quantities. Finally, after years of hunting for the perfect spice storage solution, I've settled on using jars from the foods I'm buying anyways. And truthfully, I like the way those oddly shaped jars look filled with yummy spices.


On my days off, I love to cook. The more I branch out, the more spices are required. While these are pretty standard (granulated garlic, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, dried chilis, star anise), the jars you can't see hold Schezuan Peppercorns, Coriander Seeds, Fenugreek, and Habanero Pepper Flakes...

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Taken on January 2, 2012