Friday, September 27, 2013
Spice Up Your Life
Am I a spice hoarder? NO!
Yes. But the thing is, I think everyone should be.
I know the feeling when you look at an ingredient list for a recipe and it has ten spices...and you maybe don't have five of them. You run through your usual list of doubts: "This is too much work" "If I buy that I'll never use it" "It will be too expensive", etc....Tell the voice to shut it! Spices are all us Paleo-folk have. Once you've thrown out the condiments, this is what you are left with. Accept it.
Now, here is where I will caution you. I typically despise spice racks. I use almost none of the spices that they come with. Sometimes I wonder how "pizza spice" has made some companies' top 18 spices. So don't depend on spice rack manufacturers to define your spice collection.
However, if you ditch the rack, you may be wondering where to store your massive collection of spices. I have a solution. My mom actually started it, and I was quick to jump on board. She organizes them in a shallow drawer next to her stove. Hers is alphabetized, but I sometimes let mine get a bit sloppy. It allows you to see all the labels at once without having to spin a rack or shuffle through a shelf. It is genius. All of a sudden finding six spices will take you seconds rather than minutes!
Okay, now you can stop reading and go organize your own spice drawer. :) ENJOY!