As you know I've been making preparations for life in my tiny house. Last week I revamped my pantry, and my spices had to be next.
Here are the scary conditions in which my spices lived:
I mean, can't the spice companies get together and agree on a container size and type??
But now -- and brace yourself for the glory...
I need about 10 more tins, which are on the their way from Specialty Bottle. (Love that place - really inexpensive, and fast, reasonable shipping. And they have everything!) I thought I counted correctly, but no. And I neglected to make a label for my kelp - I printed my own labels - you can order them online, but if you need immediate gratification like I do, you want them NOW. Plus, most of the ones offered on line were fussy. I just wanted plain, utilitarian labels.
The tins have clear lids, which is cool. I was just amazed as I dumped each bottle into a tin how beautiful the different textures of all the spices were! And the colors... and the aromas... Now I understand those posters of pictures of heaps of spices that I see around... they really are beautiful. It gave me a whole new appreciate for spices. Speaking of which, I really need a class on cooking with spices. When I don't use recipes (often) my combinations are hit or miss. I've thought about this book, but I don't really want recipes - I just need some spice know-how. Ah, another topic.
So now that I know how much space the tins take up, I can start thinking about where I will put them in my tiny kitchen. Originally I thought a shallow drawer. Then I thought about a magnetic board. I really want kitchen items to be visible and reachable - I don't know why, but I have this aversion to opening cabinets and drawers to get things out. Like that is wasted time/energy. I'd like to just grab something and set it back down in it's place. If you Google that type of organization you get a zillion hits, so the ideas are out there. I just need to devote some mental space to it. But hey, one thing at a time.
But I'm getting equipped to be a kitchen ninja. Fair warning.