Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Spice Rack - Spice Organization with Baby Food Jars

"Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last."
- Francois Minot
I spoke about my spice cabinet during my show on BTO yesterday, during my talk about
making your own baby food, and this came up talking about reusing baby food jars. So I promised I'd put up a picture.

What you see is a picture of the inside of my pantry door. This is knife magnets, purchased from Ikea with baby food jars holding the spices. The baby food jar lids are metal, so they grasp onto the magnets well.
I came up with the idea when I decided I wanted magnets to hold the spices, they do sell jars that are metal for this purpose, but I didn't want to spend more than a dollar a jar when I knew I wanted roughly 40 of them. So this came to mind. The jars were free since I got them from a mother on Freecycle who saved the jars.

The bottom few racks and jars (purchased at Ikea as well) hold spices that I use alot, since the only real issue with the baby food jars is that they don't hold very much, although you could buy or seek out the larger size baby food jars. The rack above holds the spices I use frequently this time of year, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, (whole only) allspice, cloves and pumpkin pie spice.

The very bottom rack holds extracts and miscellaneous (I don't have a close up of that).
I really love this system. Everything is very readily at hand.


Luis said...

what an AMAZING idea!

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byn always said...

My dad used to screw babyfood jar lids to a board/bottom of a shelf and then use the jars for nuts & bolts and things in his workshop. I always thought it was a genus idea. This one is just as awesome!

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