I reuse lots of glass jars, mainly for pickling and chutneys, I just save what we use and I often get given some, so I never really need to go out and buy jars. Although I do have some really nice ones I bought at a reasonable price. Some jars & small plastic jars I use to keep my range of spices and herbs in. I don't buy those silly little packets from the supermarket that cost and arm and a leg! There is an Indian warehouse in town that sells spices by the scoop and other wonderful exotic foods. We get all of our spices from here. I've had some in the plastic bags for a quite while now because I had an idea for storing them. Moccona Coffee jars are perfect, they are a nice shape with a nice airtight lid that pulls off rather than screws on. One day in the not too distant future I will be getting a new kitchen and because I am Wife of the year (see previous post) I have persuaded Joe to let me have a walk in pantry, so exciting! However I could be so old and doddery by then I won't even remember where the kitchen is! In that beautiful (I have a great imagination, which according to Joe is somewhere in cloud cuckoo land) pantry I will have floor to ceiling shelves and on those shelves I will have lovely glass jars full of stuff like the spices etc etc.
Anyway I've been saving our coffee jars and some friends are saving theirs for me and I am slowly but surely getting quite a collection.
This is how some have been stored, I do have other jars and containers but they're too ugly to share!
But look now...
If anyone reading this thinks I've lost the plot sharing photos of spices in coffee jars, I probably have but I don't care because they are just too beeyooteeful! Who can not be cheered by those colours?
I'm off to lie down in a darkened room and dream of a pantry filled with my favourite things.......ie food!!!!