Just a quick post tonight. Something that's been bugging Mr Cake and I for awhile is our spice storage. A few years back I did have a spice rack, but it was pretty gross and old and I got it secondhand with most of the spices. No wonder I didn't use it often - they probably all tasted of sawdust. Anyway, we use a fair bit of spice in our cooking (and baking) and for the last 6 months have just had a container full of those ratty little cardboard boxes from the supermarket. We kinda knew what we wanted to do but couldn't find the necessary apparatus anywhere. Until last weekend (in Hamilton), that is.
Now, our spices are resplendantly perching on the front of the freezer. And if we get sick of them there we can attach them to the rangehood. Or anything else metal we feel like. Yes, we got magnetic spice jars. I'm really pleased with them - the magnets are nice and strong - no risk of falling off when we open and close the freezer - and you can either twist the lid to get sprinkle/pour holes or take the lid off and spoon it out (much easier to measure from than boxes!). And it looks pretty!
(in case you're wondering, although we are now getting better at recognising spices by their visual characteristics only I have labelled the underside of the jars, just so we don't accidentally use cumin instead of nutmeg or something)
(sorry about the blurry photo, still using my phone as the camera is still with the repair people)
What's your favourite pretty + functional kitchen thing?