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On Spices, Spice Racks, and George

February 13th, 2008 at 09:05 am

It's been a while since I've posted...again.

Things pick up at work and I find myself without the copious bored time that I have usually when there's nothing going on. That's my post-writing time.

Today, I'd like to talk about spices. It's been what has been engulfing my life for the past 72 hours or so.

While trying to clean/organize my kitchen the other day, I found that I have a terrible mess by my stove. There were just these random containers and stuff everywhere. I lost so much precious counter space (there wasn't much to begin with) with all those containers stacked up, ready to topple over.

So, I got online, ready to find a solution to all my problems. And then I found these:

They're great! Each canister has a magnet on the bottom, so I just stick them to the side of my fridge. Now I have an arsenal of spices still somewhat within arm's reach, and taking up absolutely no counter space. All problems are solved.

Speaking of spices, I splurged a little and bought organic spices the other day. Now, I've been told that organic spices have more kick than their complementary non-organic versions. So, for today's lunch, I packed up some chicken grilled with a bunch of spices - I don't even remember which ones - and some haricot verts a l'anglaise on the side. Anyways, they're no kidding - these organic spices are soooo much more flavorful than regular McCormick-in-a-bottle spices. And I got them at a local market, so a lot of them were actually CHEAPER than picking up a bottle of McCormick at the supermarket.

Anyone else use organic spices? I highly recommend them.

1 Responses to “On Spices, Spice Racks, and George”

  1. Caoineag Says:

    I tend to use high quality organic and nonorganic spices. One of those is pepper and my friend who was eating with us didn't realize there was a difference between freshly ground and the usual stuff. Needless to say, a few moments after she bit in to her food, she was sputtering rather loudly. Seems she had put the normal amount of pepper on her food without checking...

    So yes, the higher grade spices are much more flavorful and price wise, I am a huge fan of the bulk spices which are a lot cheaper than bottled stuff.

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