There have been a few new things tried in our kitchen lately. This one was of the organization sort.
Does anyone else have a spice cabinet whose contents look like this? I would try to terrace stack them, alphabetize them, put the tall ones in back, so on and so forth. It never really worked. Either I had dominoes falling every time I pulled out a jar or I had emptied half of the cabinet before actually finding what I needed.
I found a solution! My brother gave me a birthday gift a year or so ago of a subscription to Rachel Ray's magazine. In a recent issue they had this idea.
Added bonuses: I cleaned out the spices that had been around much too long. In addition, I now have to use some sort of utensil (don't count on it measuring much in this kitchen) to add the spice to my cooking. I have long known that it is not proper to shake the spice bottle over a cooking pot, as moisture is then introduced into the spice jar, but it was just too easy to do.
Next time we will post how our first attempts at making our own bread starter (without yeast!) and a chicken stock from scratch are going.