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June 28th, 2014 at 8:57 am
I wash out jam jars, my husband makes a label and we use them for our spices!
June 28th, 2014 at 4:42 pm
I used to use those Bonne Mamman jam jars – they fit perfectly in my kitchen drawer so I used to stick a label on top of the red gingham lids. It was a brilliant way to store and see where everything was too. Alas, we moved and the drawers in the new kitchen are shallower so the jars don’t fit… Now I use little Kilner clip top jars in various sizes. They are in a wall cupboard and I have to shift lots of bottles around to get to what I want!
June 28th, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Hi Boon, good thinking! I tried that with empty coffee containers but soon got a higgledly piggledy collection of jars!!
Hi Selma, I know what you mean with moving bottle around! And I forgot to mention I don’t label spices, so dhania, jeera and garam masala often get opened for a big whiff before use :-/
July 4th, 2014 at 6:53 pm
Ditto for the higgledy piggledy collection of jars – except mine is a mix of baby food and jam jars – and for the big whiff before use. Husband begs me to figure out what is what and label’em so he can cook in peace but hey, 25 days a month in the kitchen makes me the primary user, right?
July 7th, 2014 at 3:45 am
We keep ours in the freezer! A chef in a cooking class once recommended this to me for extending their freshness. They’re all in little stackable plastic containers that I can wash and relabel as needed.
July 7th, 2014 at 4:31 pm
What kind of jars do you use to store the spices? Are they airtight? I am looking for glass jars to replace my plastic containers I use now and would love to know what kind you use and if you have suggestions for the brands?
July 13th, 2014 at 9:12 pm
Ha ha Renuka, that pretty much seals your position as head kitchen honcho!
Hi Cindy, I am most intrigued! Is that the whole spices or the powdered ones too?
Hi Hanna, I use little glass jars that are sold most economically in Ikea. The bigger ones are tradtionally kilner jars and they wash like a dream in the dishwasher. Does this help?
July 16th, 2014 at 1:17 pm
Useful tips, thank you! Kilner jars full of spices look so pretty too
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