Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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 :)
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