Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Insane Spice Rack Situation

Friends, I have a small problem. First it started with this nice spice rack, which soon filled up. Then, as you can see, I spread out all over the counter with other spices.

Then, I cleaned out one of the drawers, and quickly filled that with more spices. Was that enough, you ask?

No! I needed a whole entire second drawer! Over all, I think I have 3 kinds of smoked salt, 4 varieties of paprika, 4 different types of black pepper, many obscure spices I brought home from India, all the usual spices, and the list just goes on.

What happens is that I hear about some great spice or I see some spice on the shelf at the Japanese grocery store, and I just cannot resist it. But, then I get home, and truth be told, I don't really know what to do with it. Or, I use it in that one recipe that inspired me to buy it... and now it just sits there. So! This year year, for VeganMoFo, I am going to be featuring a different spice from my collection every single day. I can't wait! Problem solved!

22 comments:

  1. I love that idea! I can't wait to see how you use everything. Although, from the looks of your haul, you might need to use two or three every day! :)

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  2. I'm so excited for this! You do have an extensive collection. :)

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  3. Love it! Can't wait to follow you through your spice collection... your grande finale should be an organized spice drawer or two. ;)

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  4. Hey Amey -- love this idea. I have so many odd spices that I have seldom used and I'm excited that I will have a reason to explore them!

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  5. great idea! you're so creative!

    and wow, you have a lot of spices!

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  6. That will be fun!

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  7. What a great idea! Our spice drawer at home has overflown to our kitchen counter, so I can definitely relate. Happy MoFoing!

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  8. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Love this idea - Very creative and a super fun way to clean out the pantry! And I wonder if you will end up cooking dishes from just as many countries than you did last time around. It would be a fun comparison to see what happens.

    :-) jen e.

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  9. Great theme. I was waiting to see what you would do this year! I'll be lucky to blog every day, but I'm gonna try. I'll definitely be following yours!

    eve (www.hungryyogi.com)

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  10. You have the best mofo themes! I look forward to reading about your spices, as I have a similar problem at home. No smoked salt for me yet though, I'm keeping an eye out cause I know I'd love it.

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  11. your drawers are full just like mine...that's the joy of being a vegan...there's never enough spices.

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  12. I can't wait to see what you do with all of those spices. Genius MoFo theme!

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  13. Brilliant idea! I should show my dad these pictures, hes always saying I have too many spices...

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  14. Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a serious spatial spice situation. :P Can't wait for your posts!

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  15. Haha, I can completely relate. We've turned over an entire cupboard to spices.

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  16. Your situation is alllll too familiar. But I'm so excited, you have already done two spices that I don't have in my drawer! Best MoFo idea ever!

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  18. I was doing the same thing but I found some great shelves and jars at Ikea and now my spices are organised!

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  19. My spice situation is the same! They are all over the kitchen. I even have a built in spice cabinet made! Totally filled up and now spices are everywhere again. I kind of dig it though. :)

    http://haymarket8.blogspot.com

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  20. Ha! I am so there with you. This is such a great theme!

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