Spice up your life!
After the usual trawl to the supermarket on a Saturday, I arrive home with all the ingredients to make the family a spicy Chilli and a Ratatouille for the week.
I have all the meat and vegetables I just need to add my spices…
Right, I’m all ready to cook.
First step: Get my spices out of the cupboard…
Now this is where I have my little moan, as you can see, my cupboard is pretty full and I cannot see what I need properly, so I get my stool.
I am short…yes, but even a taller person cannot see the back of the cupboard without taking everything out. I cannot find what I need and have no option but to unload the shelves, here come those choice words again!
Here are the contents of my spice cupboard… Is this a familiar sight?
Now take a closer look, do I really need 4 jars of Thyme, 2 jars of Paprika, Basil & Chinese Five Spice???
And surprise! Here is how many are out of date, over half of the contents of the shelf!
So because I cannot see what I am storing on the shelves, I have bought over and over again herbs and spices I already have! So when I have a clear out, I find so many of them out of date.
I would say this is pretty familiar in my other provision cupboards as well…
By this time I have had enough, not in the mood to cook so… I reach into my takeaway drawer! (Now don’t tell me we don’t all have one of these!)
I will have a number 18 please and make it extra spicy thanks.
Blum recommends Spice Holders in drawers for full access = less Takeaways!