Spices are tricky aren’t they? The storage of them, I mean.
I have a cool built-in spice rack at my house, and the landlord was kind enough to give me the little bottles that are made to go in it …
But … I can’t help but think what I’d do when I move. I would have to move all the spices out of their jars too. It seems like a big job. A lot of sprinkling and tipping and funnel-ing and sneezing and rehoming. I can’t even with it. Those jars – while kind and useful – seem like a big commitment.
So, after much thought and a lot of spilled five spice in the cupboard, I came up with this fix. Instead of “moving in to” the built-in spice rack’s official jars, I went for a more permanent AND portable AND pink solution.
I got a bunch of these little jars with screw top lids from the dollar shop. And an old school style 3D Dymo labeller from Officeworks – PLUS some neon tape. Then I went to town with the clicking and snipping and tipping.
(I paid for these things. #notsponsored).
Now there will be no more little packets spilling their spicy nonsense in the pantry. What a relief. PLUS, I kind of feel like these jars are cheerily heckling me every time I look at them. They’re sort of bright and shouty. “”CARAWAY SEEDS!!!” one calls cheekily. “SICHUAN PEPPER!” another yells.
How did I even live before I spiced up my spices, I ask you? This is so much better!
PS: Also “GARBM M[ASALA?]!!” * wink * It’s a thing. (below)
PPS: The Spice Girls were just hanging out together! (scroll down)