Unusual jars for spices
Can you imagine cooking without spices and spices? And cosmetology, medicine? Definitely not!
Spices, as you know, have always been expensive. So expensive that they became an incentive for the most dangerous round-the-world travel or even an occasion for wars and strife. Now most aromatic herbs and rare spices can be purchased without any problems, if they have to go for them, then only to the nearest store or to the market.
At any mistress in a kitchen locker it is packed many bags and kulechkov with spices. Without going into the history of origin, methods of application and other information about our beloved "roots and tops," today we will talk about what kind of container to keep this delight for our taste buds. Spices and now are not so cheap to let this matter drift.
Many keep spices on hand, that is, near the stove, but capricious aromatic grasses and ground spices are afraid of heat. Keep them in a closet or in a kitchen cabinet away from the work area and hot places.
Most often, seasonings are sold in bags that are neat and beautiful, but not at all suitable for long-term storage, because after opening, the packaging can not be closed sufficiently tightly. As a result, essential oils from spices volatilize, they lose their taste, aroma and their inherent valuable properties. The easiest way is to pour them into jars for spices - glass, tin or plastic, with a tight-fitting lid.Light and moisture are harmful to spices, so it is desirable that the containers are opaque and hermetically sealed. Wooden and ceramic jars for spices are usually corked not very tightly, so they are not suitable for long-term storage of seasonings. Best of all, this odorous exuberance is preserved in small bottles of dark glass. Ideal for this purpose is a variety of containers for coffee, baby food, vitamins. Decorated with a fantasy homemade jars for spices are functional, beautiful and can even decorate the kitchen with their kind. In order not to confuse the seasonings, it is better to sign the jars using special stickers. Or there is still a good idea - cut out labels with the name from the packaging bags and attach them to the jar with transparent tape. If you have the desire and time, you can do more complicated design, using a variety of decor techniques: decoupage, vintage, stamping.
Effectively look in the kitchen jars for spices on magnets, and realize this idea is especially simple if the kitchen already has something of stainless steel. If you attach flat magnets (or special magnetic paper) to the bottom or caps of cans, they will hold well on a metal plane, for example, on the side surface of the refrigerator. Get not only convenient, but stylish decoration for the kitchen. You need to sign the jars for spices so that you do not accidentally confuse turmeric with curry.
Keep spices - it is, of course, a good thing, but it is not worth creating large reserves. Fresh spices are still better. It makes sense to make jars for spices the size of smaller.If you take a wooden bar, the usual laboratory tubes and plugs, you can make a stand for storing seasonings in small quantities. In the bar, you need to make holes of the appropriate diameter and with the help of corners to attach it to the wall. To put on the test tubes rubber sealing rings, insert them into the holes and ... voila - the original stand is ready. Even faster, mini-jars are obtained from the boxes of "Tick-Taka." Spice poured, the cap to sign, put in a suitable box - and in the drawer of the kitchen cabinet. Convenient, and little space is occupied.
And in conclusion one more tip. Pour the next seasoning in the jar, specify the date, and at the same time ask for a period of storage of each of them, so as not to guess in the future, more spices are suitable or already "died."