|New spice shelf in the middle.|
|New jars washed and ready to fill and label.|
|Something made with spices: red sauce for linguini,|
here served with fried eggs and artichoke hearts.
A note on refilling spice containers: the spices in the bulk section of Whole Foods and at the specialty shops are fresher and much less expensive than buying a new little bottle of spice whenever it's used up or starts to go stale. As I understand it, ground spice and dried leaf spices become stale rather quickly, while whole spices like nutmeg or juniper last quite a long time. I've been keeping track of the dates on my spice refills for a number of years -- probably the most organized thing I do in this chaotic life.