You must know by now that I am crazy about glass jars or bottles or glass containers of any kind. Small apothecary bottles, test tubes and flasks, glass pitchers and vases… yes, yes, yes. Every girl has a bit of Cinderella in her and for me, it’s the attachment to glass, except that it’s not confined to footwear.
It’s little wonder that I have most of my sugar, spice and other basic kitchen ingredients in glass jars. I do employ trusty, old tin cans once in a while (I love them too), but glass will always be my go-to thing. Since it's impractical to keep an in-house butler and housekeeper to worry about kitchen inventory, preservation and that kind of stuff, I have to manage all that myself. With glass, I am able to easily and very quickly check which items I need for the day’s menu, which items I’m running out of and which items seem near the end of their shelf life.
With sticker papers, a printer and borrowed paragraphs from Wikipedia, I made labels for some of my jars. I printed these set of labels on adhesive Kraft paper and laminated them with clear vinyl to keep them water- and residue-proof.
My spices for daily cooking are in smaller, easier to manage bottles. But the ones in the pantry, like those sold and bought in bulk are in slightly bigger containers like these. For someone who likes edges and straight lines, I opt for the round jars instead in the kitchen because it’s easier to grab them when they are huddled side by side within a small, confined space, (which conveniently describes my kitchen).
Well, there's my own version of sugar and spice and everything nice in the kitchen. What's yours? 🙂