Cumin gone missing? Can’t find the thyme? Whether you’re the occasional omelette-maker or the resident chef, it’s helpful to have your herbs and spices right where you can find them. Here are a few simple ideas to help bring order to these cooking essentials–and give your cardamom a rightful home.
Above: If you have a smaller kitchen space, the spice drawer may trump the spice rack. As evidenced here, these Ikea jars stack neatly on top of one another; the glass tops make it easy to identify ingredients; Dropper Jars, $9.99 each at Ikea.
Above: In this kitchen by Portland, Oregon-based architect Paul McKean, circular magnetic spice racks attach to the wall, allowing for more counter room and quick access to seasoning.
Above: Art and practicality: These spices neatly suspended from the wall lend a colorful note to the kitchen. Photo of Allen Hamberger’s home via Design Sponge.
Above: Available in a wide range of sizes, German-made Weck Jars are a great option for stacking and storing any food essentials. The retro-style clips offer air-tight keeping, while an appealing design makes them display-worthy; Labeled herbs (left) $8 each at Terrain; Storage jars (right) prices and sizes vary at Heath Ceramics.