As any avid cook knows, there’s no good place to store your herbs and spices. It seems like we’re limited to fumbling through a lazy susan or wasting good cabinet space on bottles that are only three inches high. I’ve always kept my spices on a shelf above the stove, but steam makes some of them clump. After we remodeled our kitchen, we tried to come up with a better way to organize and store our essential flavorings. Since this is where we do the cooking, we thought this should be where we keep the herbs and spices:
Our new kitchen is all about utility. If something isn’t being used, it isn’t staying in the room. And if it does stay in the room, it needs to pull double-duty. Many of our lower cabinet doors also have storage racks attached that hold wax paper, foil, ziplock bags, etc… So we decided our upper cabinets should be just as versatile. We installed these magnetic spice containers and threw some labels on them:
These things are working out great. They have two openings on the side of the lid so you can shake or pour out the contents. Still, I usually just take the top off and pinch what I need. We still have plenty of spice containers, but we’ll pare those down as they run out. And we can always add more magnetic rows if the need arises.
In case you were wondering what’s in that dish on the stove top, it’s eggplant parmesan:
We had some homemade sauce left over, and eggplant is in season, so…