Have you ever tried to find just the right spice or herb when cooking and settle for something else because it's hidden behind other jars in your cabinets? Well, a thousand years ago, when I first started cooking and BEFORE Rubbermaid offered those spice holders to attach to the inside of a cabinet door, I had been using those little plastic drawer separator trays to do the same job. Now, I've found something that makes cooking meals an exciting experience that helps me create new recipes I would never have thought of without being able to see what's available.
When closed, it's nice and dark, and this cabinet door is away from the stove to prevent too much heat getting trapped inside. The pad and pencil are for writing down recipe ingredients as I go along. Since it's up high, a pencil means I don't have to worry about no ink in the middle of my 'creating.'
Right now, they're in alphabetical order, but, as time passes, I'm thinking of a new way to group them. I refill from larger herb and spice containers kept fresh in the refrigerator and know in an instant what needs replacing. It only takes a second or so to refill these screw-top nickel holders. Do you have a special way to keep your herbs and spices organized for easy use?
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