Produce Stand

On any given day, we have gobs of fresh produce sitting on the island in the kitchen. We use bowls/platters to corral everything, nothing fancy. I secretly wanted to get more counter space back, and clean it up, but just couldn’t find a stand that I liked. My mom bought me a tiered produce stand for Christmas from Crate & Barrel, and we’ve reclaimed our island. I LOVE IT! It looks clean, organized, and simple πŸ™‚

Before:photo 1 (21)

After:photo 2 (22)

Spices and Herbs

One of the things on my to-do list in 2013 (more on that later), clean out my spice cabinet. Why? It was filled with spices that have moved with us 4 times in the last 10 years (that haven’t been used in a looooooong time), and half of them, are crap spices (MSG, cornstarch, preservatives, anti-caking junk, HFCS, milk powder, soy, etc.).

Tossed:DSC_0162Reorganized:DSC_0164

Organized by:

  • Salts and peppers
  • Baking
  • Spicy
  • Pre-mixed seasonings
  • Herbs
  • Powders
  • Seeds

Now we know all the herbs and spices we have are healthy, and can easily find them without 10 falling out of the cabinet πŸ™‚