We all have those lists in the back of our minds, little things we think 'I must pick that up if I come across it'.
I have had spice jars on that list for many years. Literally years. Small jars may seem like a simple enough thing to find. But they had to be glass. And the opening had to be wide enough to fit a tablespoon measure. And they had to have nice plain lids.
On the weekend I found my Holy Grail.
These jars, from Scullerymade ($19 for 10). If you live in Melbourne I urge you to visit this amazing copper pot, silicon mould and all things kitchen filled shop. You will not leave empty handed.
I needed these jars because until yesterday, my spice drawer looked like this:
And now, it looks like this:
I like them so much in their pristine glassy state that I don't even want to label them. But as a courtesy to the other members of the house it is probably the right thing to do. And I do find cumin and coriander look quite alike.
Now my spice drawer resembles a colourful science laboratory filled with mineral sands
I am well aware that the pleasure this clean out gave me is beyond reason and out of all proportion. I can't explain it. It just is.