Tuesday, April 12, 2011

K is for Kitchen Konvenience in the A-Z Blogger Challenge

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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  1. I love the cabinet door organizer! Do you use Velcro to hold them? My spices are all crammed into a cabinet and the only time they get organized is when my daughter takes pity on my unorganized ways and does it for me!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following yours now! :)

  2. A good K word, loved the spice cabinet,
    Good luck with the next letter(L) which I shall be looking forward to.

    Thanks for your comment, much appreciated,

  3. That's a lot of spices... Ours just sits on one of those spin things.

  4. That's a cute idea to use little containers. We have a rack built into the cabinet door, but we can only use the short jars or the door won't close.

  5. Gosh - looked at that ordered efficiency! Nifty idea about the pencil, too! (...makes mental note to self!!)

    I have a few of my 'frequently used' spices/herbs in a rack on the wall but I have a few extra in a small plastic tray inside one of my cupboards; it also holds the bigger jars for decanting as and when.

    SueH I refuse to go quietly!

  6. Wow, I'm envious of this perfectly organized spice rack!! It's awesome. My spices are all crammed in a small cupboard....sigh. Oh well. Something to do this summer? :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  7. Aah. Mine are in a jumble on the cupboard shelf. I need your system!

    Ellie Garratt