Other People's Pantries #81
From Barbara, in Camarillo, California:
I call it "The Best Spice Cabinet in Captivity."
The spice storage is in a column that rises from the working island, and consists of a wood rectangle just deep enough to hold the bottles with the tops exposed. The holes are drilled the size of the bottles, and a frame put around the edge. My original concept, which will fit in the framework of a wall. Keeps spices in the dark, and visible, with the names on the caps. It is so easy to work with and I love not having to dig around looking for a spice I use regularly.
Two sides of the column have one of these cabinets, 40 storage "bins" each, allowing me 80 places for bottles which I have arranged alphabetically. The large door below holds more spices which are not used as much, plus large containers of spices and herbs that we deplete rapidly. I buy the bottles at Penzeys Spice Company, and keep a few spares on hand as I empty some of them. I purchase most of my spices from Penzeys and have for well over 25 years. No, I am not an employee of their company!
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