Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Storing Spices

I had a question today about storing spices.  I thought I had done a post on that previously but I can't find it so I'm doing a brief summary here. 

When we were living on food storage I came to realize how important a good array of spices are.  It adds variety to your foods and can make the difference between your kids being willing to eat, and preferring to starve.

The problem is, spices do not have a long shelf life.  The way I have found that works best for me is to buy spices in bulk and then use them in my daily cooking.  That way I have a lot of everything and it still gets rotated.

When purchasing spices I shop either at Costco or WinCo.  If you have a WinCo near you and haven't discovered their bulk foods section yet, you are REALLY missing out.  Repent immediately and check it out next time you are in WinCo. 

Anyway, WinCo also sells these handy dandy spices jars that I use to keep my spices in.  I just added labels.  Then I went to an "Organize It" store in town and got some adhesive backed jar holders to attach to the inside of my cupboards.  And there you have it - a very convenient spice rotation system.


It always amuses me when I teach food storage classes because, invariably, the thing people are most interested in is my spice storage system  :)

15 comments:

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  2. Seriously girl, I am shocked at how organized it is.
    Melissa

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  3. I love the spice organizer as well. Will have to figure out one for myself that holds larger containers as I use a lot of spices when cooking and buy or dehydrate my own in large containers or quantities. The convenience of your system for ease of location is a real winner!

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  12. I have been trying to find these adhesive backed spice holders and cannot find them online. I used them for years and now need to refer them to a client who is organizing her pantry. Can you please send me the link to purchase? Feel free to add your affiliate code to it. Thanks for your help! Please email the link to advice@addSpaceToYourLife.com

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  13. I'd like to find them too. I live in northwest Arkansas. Thank for the tips, tho I'm only a little way thru.

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  14. I'd like to find them too. I live in northwest Arkansas. Thank for the tips, tho I'm only a little way thru.

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  15. Love your spice holders. I ran across your blog as I was researching a freeze dryer. I know what they say about spices and their expiration, but I have 20 year old spices and they are just as potent. I don't ever throw them out.

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