Saturday, August 27, 2011

For the love of jars

I find that as an alternative cook I have an enormous amount of ingredients.  What’s a girl to do? Dig out the ole’ label maker of course!  I have a love affair with my label maker.  I go on label making tangents in my house and label everything I can from the kid’s toys to items in my closet.  Regretfully, it’s not the most environmentally friendly system, but oh how I love those neat pretty little labels!

To organize my kitchen, and more specificity, flours and baking ingredients, I find glass jars anywhere I can.  Our local Coop has a fantastic bulk section…I’m talking bulk gf pasta, gf cereal, gf flours, teas, binders, thickeners, honey, almond butter…you name it and they probably have it – so great!  So I don’t use plastic for many reasons and feel really good about storing food in glass.  I have had great success at finding glass jars and storage at discount stores such as Ross and Marshall’s, and Ikea has by far my favorite glass containers.  For smaller food quantities like those few little left over hemp seeds, I reuse jelly and applesauce jars.  

An organized kitchen is indeed a happy place to create tasty eats!

Flours and and like in cupboard
Jelly and applesauce jars for powders, seeds, beans, etc.
Glass jars for everyday staples like gluten free oats, cereal and rice
Don’t throw away those plastic bins!
Use them to store your baking and cooking essentials  
Glass jars and containers are perfect for storing nuts in the fridge!
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