Inspired by Mum's blog post yesterday, entitled What's in Yours?, I thought I do a post by way of a reply, showing what's in mine. Here goes.
Like Mum, I too have been gradually putting store cupboard ingredients into jars from IKEA, for the much the same reasons.
- They look nice.
- They are very inexpensive. I pick up a couple each time I visit our local IKEA store. I still need a few more, but it'll have to wait until finances allow.
- They're glass so are healthy for storage purposes, clean easily, are more sustainable and you can easily see exactly what's in them.
- In readiness for when I get my backside into gear and start buying things without packaging. (I still need to run up some lightweight cloth bags and find a store that sells by weight).
I've also recently been using the french style glass preserve jars to store some items in too. It's better than them being sat in another cupboard unused. They're good for nuts, dried fruits, seeds, etc. which I purchase regularly in smaller amounts, especially now I've been eating and snacking more healthily. I need a few more of these too. (A good excuse amongst others, to sneak in a quick day trip to France at some point over the summer or later this year)
Mostly, I do admit to keeping them hidden away in cupboards. This one mainly. There's rice, pasta, vegetable suet, sugar, couscous, pastry mix, coffee whitener, rock salt and popping corn in these.
There is the odd one in other parts of the kitchen. This one by the condiments, contains table salt.
And this one in the cereal cupboard (it won't fit in any other cupboard) contains spaghetti.
I am now getting a bit short on space in the cupboards, so I may have to start putting a few out on the worktop or on shelves where I can reach them quickly and easily, and judging by Mum's kitchen, they look great.