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Old 01-24-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
 
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How Do You Store Your Spices and Dried Herbs?

I have a pair of Mr. Dudley spice grinder carousels that sit on my kitchen counter top.

I like these because I can fill them with whole spices and herbs and grind what I need. I like the carousel, cause I can find what I want fast.

How do you store your whole spices and herbs?

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Old 01-24-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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Choc, I've never heard of a Mr. Dudley before. Do you know where I can find it?

I have a small (very!) pantry in my kitchen and hubby installed shallow wire basket-type racks from top to bottom on the inside of the door. I keep my herbs and spices in their original jars in the racks. It's nice to not have to be digging through a cupboard to find them.

There is a natural foods store near me that sells bulk spices and herbs. They're pre-ground but I love the fact that I can go in and buy just a bit--even just a scant teaspoon if I want. That way I can be sure to have a fresh stash on hand, rather than one day realizing I've had the same container of bay leaves for 3 years!
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I store mine in the containers they come in. They are then put in a cabinet. It is not the ideal location because it is above the microwave (and to the right), but it is the best place I have for them. We use our microwave so infrequently that I am really not all that worried about the extra heat cause by it.
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Choc, I've never heard of a Mr. Dudley before. Do you know where I can find it?
Here is a link I found while goggling: http://www.closeoutstrading.com/HTM_...res_retail.htm
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:06 PM   #5
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Mine are in the jars they came in in a little cabinet to the left of the stove. I haven't figured out why yet, but it's the coolest cabinet in the kitchen. :?
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:21 PM   #6
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I keep mine in the freezer.......no little bugs in there and nice and cold.
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They are all crammed higgledy piggledy in one of my cupboards. I have terrible avalanches when I'm trying to find something, and I usually have 2 or 3 jars of the same spice/herb because there are so many of them that I lose track of what I need to buy......one day I will get organised :roll:

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I buy Tradewinds spices and herbs from Smart & Final, and I keep them in their original containers, in an upper cupboard to the right of my stove.
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They are all crammed higgledy piggledy in one of my cupboards. I have terrible avalanches when I'm trying to find something, and I usually have 2 or 3 jars of the same spice/herb because there are so many of them that I lose track of what I need to buy......one day I will get organised :roll:

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Yeah, me too. I have so many (two shelves full) and I am into them every day I cook.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:59 AM   #10
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I just placed an order with Penzy's. For the things I bought that come in bags I also bought some of their glass jars. They were pretty cheap so I figured those would be perfect to keep the bags stuff in instead of keeping them in the bags.
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