[Sca-cooks] Favorite spice containers

K C Francis katiracook at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 7 14:50:08 PDT 2006

I use the glass/plastic lid jars from Cost Plus.  They fit my spice rack and 
looked better than the recycled commercial jars of the same size and shape, 
and were soooo much better than the little metal tins of another brand.  The 
jars had clear, preprinted labels on the front bottom edge.

I restocked my supply from Whole Foods and the display was incredible, but I 
KNOW about light AND the rack was above the stove, so I now store them in 
drawers (the jars are just the right height).  I put round, clear, 
preprinted labels on the lids.  One drawer for spices and one drawer for 
herbs.  I cut cardboard to make dividers to keep them from shifting around 
too much when opening/shutting the drawer.  I love the new arrangement 
except that I cannot SEE the beautiful colors.

I love Alton's magnetic metal containers, but I do NOT have sufficient 
cabinet doors to store all the herbs and spices I keep on hand, nor could I 
easily afford that many of them!

It is time to do some restocking and I noticed that my Whole Foods no longer 
keeps the large selection of culinary spices and dried herbs that it had in 
the past.  Is this happening all over or perhaps just at my store in Marin?  
   Anyway, any other good sources close to me (SF north bay)?  I only need 
tiny quantities of each one, so mail order doesn't work well for me.

Katira al-Maghrebiyya

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