Husband recently asked me if there’s anything I’d like to have for my birthday. I happened to be browsing my stacks of cookbooks at the time, so my immediate response was: The Food Network. I love to cook and watch other people cook, so I told him he could pay for the TV package required for us to get that channel.
Then, just last night, I was browsing through the guide and for some weird reason, I clicked on a Food Network show and guess what?! We already HAVE the Food Network. I checked with Husband and he hadn’t subscribed already for my birthday, so it turns out we’ve had this channel since moving here in May! Do you know how many wonderful shows I’ve missed? My DVR is now scheduled to record approximately 8 million shows in the upcoming weeks.
This brings me to one of my favourite chefs — Michael Smith of Chef at Home. His MO is cooking without a recipe and he helps teach viewers how to combine flavours in the best ways, so of course he has a fantastically stocked pantry of every herb, spice, grain, pasta, fruit and veggie you can think of.
I love that everything is organized in a jar with a label. It helps keep everything fresh, not to mention perfectly categorized and easy to find.
So I want to do this in my own kitchen, but I don’t want to go out and spend the money on tons of jars, so I’m starting to wash out pasta sauce jars of different sizes and shapes for this project.
While I work on this, tell me, what’s your favourite way to organize?