DIY spice jars

I organized my most used spices a while ago but I still had some in all kinds of bags and sackets. Especially after I recieved a small collection of exotic spices (at least exotic for me). I checked a few sites for buying a set of small spice jars but they were too big and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it anyway.

The solution was easier than I imagined: I often buy tomato purée in a small jar, should use the empty bottles of those! Sometimes I keep one or two (they are perfect to take salad dressing with me for lunch) and asked some family members to set it aside for me if they use some.

I still don’t have for all my spices but I started it anyway. I washed the bottles and their caps, removed the paper label and let it dry completly. I printed new labels just like I did in my other post and fixed them with scotch tape at the back. Filled the jars with the spices from the bags and there it was.

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The only limitation of these jars is that they don’t have a spreader part so it is more difficult to control the amount you use. But I have mostly whole spices in them, the ground ones are in the other type so it works well for me.

I was so inspired by seeing all these spices I don’t use every day that I had to cook some chai latte right away.

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Magyar verzió: Fűszertartó üvegek

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Fűszertartó üvegek

fűszer címkék segítségével átláthatóbbá váltak a fűszereim egy időre. Közben azonban kaptam egy csomag – némileg egzotikus – fűszert kis műanyag tasakokban. Szerettem volna valami nyitható-zárható edényben tartani. Nézegettem megoldásokat, de vagy túl nagyok voltak, vagy nem akartam rá annyi pénzt kiadni.

A megoldás egészen egyszerű lett: a kis sűrített paradicsomos üvegeket mostam ki és címkéztem át. Amúgy is szoktam ilyet venni (nagyon jól lehet benne salátaöntetet vinni az ebédhez), volt is pár üres meg szóltam a családban, hogy gyűjtöm őket.

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