I thought you might ask. Here’s a picture of the herbs and spices in my kitchen.

My spice jars

Basil, Cajun spice mix, Chicken seasoning, Chilli, Chinese 5 spice, Cinnamon, Coriander, Ginger, Herbs de Provence, Italian herbs, Nutmeg, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Pilau seasoning, Rosemary, Sage, Steak seasoning, Star Anise, Tarragon and Thyme.   The most frequently used are in bold.

(If you want to know more about my most frequently used herbs and what foods they go with visit the herbs and spices page on the website.) 

Do you really store your jars like the picture?

The answer is yes – this is a picture of how I actually store them. I tried inherited wheels and racks but they always hid some jars which I ended up not using. Now there is no hiding place in my cupboard and I can see at a glance everything that I have. This leads to much more “I wonder what would happen if …?” experimenting – some of which is actually successful.

With some help from my friends (rather a lot actually) I created the Herbs matched to food guide. It’s a simple one page PDF that you can print and keep by the herbs and spices.

Erm.. I don’t understand any of this

If you don’t know what a herb or spice is and don’t have a clue what to do with them get started by visiting the herbs and spices page on the website.