Yesterday I needed curry powder for a recipe I wanted to try. Like most foodies I have more than an abundance of various herbs and spices. I'm always picking up new herbs, spices and blends to try. I also dry herbs and various vegetables for vegetable powders. The result of this constant influx of seasonings is my spice cabinets tend to get rather on the unruly. Of course it is a bit of an annoyance to know that a certain seasoning in in the cupboard only to have to spend several minutes shifting things around to find it. As things like this happen before I knew it the entire contents of the cabinet were piled on the counters.
Pictured is the organized spice cabinet. I use a fair number of mason jar for herb and spice storage. This works well for herbs I dry as well as herbs and spices bought from the bulk food store. While I do have smaller spice bottles most of them are recycled bottles. There are a few packets on the top shelf destined for glass jars later today. The final part of the organizing of this cabinet will be taping the inventory list to the door.