Who's That Girl
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- WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
My Spice Rack
I had done the usual -- stuffed them into the overhead cabinets, opting to pick through them to find the ones I needed prior to cooking. It was never a problem, until...
Well, remember when I spilled all of those fresh peppers into the mashed potatoes after my pepper mill had broken in my hands? I had dropped it onto the countertop while going for the Old Bay seasoning, causing it to hit the floor. I didn't realize it was broken.
Then there was that time I was preparing a marinade in the salad bowl my father gave me. It had belonged to his mother, who'd had the bowl for decades. Well, I dropped rosemary -- I believe -- and it hit the rim of the bowl, causing a horrendous chip and a crack that creeps down to the bottom side of the bowl.
I needed an alternative.
And I've found one.
Nancy and I were at Michael's getting a gift for her nephew who had just turned 16. The kid is into arts and food -- love him!
Anyway, I was browsing in the basket section in search of something that could neatly contain my spices. I had considered a spice rack, but they seem a waste of space to me. There should be something to do with the void they create.
But I came upon this awesome, non-descriptive but study basket (see left; Alex looks so very amused. Actually, she's annoyed that I am taking pictures and not cooking).
Perfect! I crammed enough spices in the box -- the ones I use more frequently, then packaged the seldom-used ones away in a bag and placed them in a dark, dry space in the house.
So now when I cook, I simply pull out the basket and get what I need and, when finished, slide it back onto the fridge where it now lives. No mess and no danger of a glass spice container careening off of the shelf and into an antique container that has been handed down from my great grandmother.
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