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It's the Little Things: Playing with my Spices

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Twice a year I go through my spices and organize, re-alphabetize (no one in my house, including me seems to consistently put spices back where they belong!!) and evaluate my spice rack.

Spices get old and stale and need to be tossed. This project helps me decide I'm never going to use something and toss it out: today it was dried basil. It is so readily available fresh now, and dried basil doesn't work the same way at all. I'm not going to use it anymore. I feel the same way about cilantro. Fresh is a whole different thing.

I'm all ready to cook now! When I open the doors to my spice storage area I feel like an artist, with a full selection of colorful alternatives.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BESSHAILE 9/2/2014 6:23AM

    Beautiful. I will be doing the same next week - when someone is away. LOL. Deep cleaning is best done alone.

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SPARKINGRAMMY 8/29/2014 11:34AM

    Wow! What a beautiful spice cabinet. I love to cook and use spices for added flavor. I recently put all my spices in 2 stackable containers, one for small bottles and one for larger bottles and alphabetized mine. Made a trip to Penzey's for fresh bottles of some of the older ones I tossed. You are so right that some spices are better fresh.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/29/2014 9:16AM

    A reminder to me to do this. Yours looks great emoticon

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KANOE10 8/29/2014 8:09AM

    I love spices. I did that yhis summer...went through and got rid of old spices. You look very organized.


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SUSANNAH31 8/29/2014 5:46AM

    What a worthwhile project. Spicing up food in different ways is something I like to do.

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TUDAFD 8/29/2014 12:06AM

    I love this -- wish I had one although I finally found space to hang the spice rack my hubby made so that should help. :)

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DALID414 8/28/2014 11:12PM

    That is an impressive spice nook!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/28/2014 9:21PM

    THAT is a thing of beauty. I'm jealous. I have to agree with you on the cilantro and basil. Nothing like the fresh stuff!

I was out of fresh basil the other day so I sprinkled dried basil over my tomato slices and mozzarella cheese and it just wasn't the same.

I bow down to you!

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AMARILYNH 8/28/2014 3:09PM

    Wow - that is one IMPRESSIVE spice cabinet! You are indeed ready to cook!! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/28/2014 1:06PM

    Your pantry looks absolutely awesome! Way to go girl! You did a fabulous job! I think you should come over to my house and organize my spices! :-) :-) I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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NEW-CAZ 8/28/2014 11:51AM

    very organised!

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50YEARSAWIFE 8/28/2014 11:45AM

    I am impressed with your organized spice cupboard. emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 8/28/2014 11:20AM

    Wow, it looks like you're a good organizer! Can you come to do mine now? emoticon I think that I get it all good and organized and then it seems so rinky too! Ha! It is a good feeling to know where everything is. emoticon I love it! emoticon

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SANDICANE 8/28/2014 11:15AM

    I love spices too and what a great idea to re-organize them 2 x a year so we remember what we have!!!

Have fun cooking and I love your cabinet toooooooo!

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DOING-IT4ME 8/28/2014 11:12AM

    I like your cabinet - I desperately need a true spice cabinet in my house. My spices are always a mess, I have to pull have of them out of the cabinet to find the one I'm looking for!

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