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Old 01-02-2020, 07:41 AM
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Oh, you mean I shouldn't just toss loose spices in the cabinet? I should use JARS? WHO KNEW??


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Old 01-02-2020, 08:00 AM
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With some people you never know! Common sense seems to be fading among the living.

Then again, a lot of Mexican spices come in plastic bags that aren’t air tight to preserve freshness once opened so maybe this is a good suggestion.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:16 AM
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Granulated sugar in a small jar like that is odd . Where would you buy such a tiny amount? Perhaps a few small packets of sugar from a restaurant was the source?
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:16 AM
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Had my own kitchen for 51+years and I never had those special little jars. Actually we did get a spice rack thingy as a house warming 30 years ago. Took too much counter space!!! I buy only the spices I use and did buy a little tiered shelf to store them on. DH put them in alphabetical order a moth ago and it is making me crazy. I do write the purchase date on the bottom in perm. marker as my eyes can no longer see the expiration dates with ease.

I guess if I bought in balk the jars might be handy.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:50 AM
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My DIL has her spices arranged in glass jars just like the picture. She’s an amazing cook and buys the freshest spices etc. The spices she uses make a huge difference in her cooking. She’s levels above me!

I must confess that my spices are in smaller bottles and alphabetically arranged. We love Penzeys Spices and love to try different combinations so we have more than most folks. It looks pretty much like a Pinterest cupboard. If only I could cook.



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Old 01-02-2020, 09:19 AM
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I just toss them in a drawer in the package they came in. Jars would be prettier and more organized, but I don't cook often enough to make it worth it.

I don't think suggesting you use jars is any different than suggesting shelves or drawer inserts or plastic containers or whatever organizing tool they want to sell you.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:29 AM
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At first I thought, "well, duh," when I saw the picture and caption. Then I realized not everybody puts their spices in jars.

I cook a lot, and like to make different ethnic foods, so I am always buying spices in small amounts from the bulk section. Knowing that they have a very limited shelf life, I put them in glass jars that have been recycled from previous spice purchases. Does my spice rack look nice like in the picture? Nope. The jars are all different sizes and shapes, and the only thing they have in common is the tacky masking tape label on the jar. Not pretty, but it works for me.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:32 AM
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I actually have never seen "bulk" spices before. Mine always come in jars. Inhave bought spices from the Mexican spices that are in packages....but never any other way. The things we learn!
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:00 AM
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cvt, your authentic spice jars really make me smile. The older I get, the more I like mismatched functional.

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Old 01-02-2020, 11:08 AM
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Some hacks are a waste of time and money. This is one of them, unless or course the goal is to have perfectly matched jars. My spices are in their original bottles standing upright in a drawer. I don't have a spot for pretty jars.


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Old 01-02-2020, 11:10 AM
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We shop at Sprouts Market a lot, and they do sell spices in bulk. The store has little ziplock type of bags to use to put your purchase in, and I admit many of them are still in those bags, lined up in a basket on a kitchen shelf. If I already have a jar of a particular spice (that I originally bought in that container, like McCormick’s), I generally will pour my bulk replacement spice in the now-empty jar; but if a new spice, I just leave it in the bag. Good enough for me, lol.
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:33 PM
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No jars for us either! There are only a few spices we regularly use anyway so wouldn't be worth it to store them all in jars.

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