Are you struggling in your Farmhouse with organization in your spice cabinet? Today, we will dive into simple spice cabinet organization for a Farmhouse and talk about the top must have spices to have on hand.
Simple Farmhouse Spice Cabinet Organization Video
Getting Started with Organization
I crave a perfect kitchen filled with great cooking tools that are organize and user friendly!
First, when starting an organizational project it is important to to decide what your needs are. The questions you will want to ask yourself before stating any organization project are;
Where do I want to store items that are convenient for use?
How Much storage to do have within the space?
What will I actually need to organize, such as spices?
Who will being using the items that you are organizing?
Spice Cabinet Organization Tips
Every cook in the farmhouse needs a cabinet stocked with great spices. Great organization is key for creation to happen in the kitchen to make delicious meals. Spices need to be labeled properly and vision is key to quick access. I love cooking with different spices to create lots of flavor to many dishes I prepare. I like my spices to be at various levels for easy access.
To say the least, my spice cabinet became a little overwhelming and, as you can image from this “spice lover” we needed to detox and really take a look at the most used spices.
I keep my basic spices up close and all other spices that I use from time to time in the back. I have decide to not buy any more spices that are already premix because I just do not use them enough and they are a waste of money plus, I notice with just having the basic I can pretty much mix up any spice mix my self.
Looking at each spice, mix and seasoning I narrowed down my most used and throw out the rest. With glass clear jars and bright label, I can make my spice cabinet organized and aesthetically pleasing.
Spice Cabinet Organization for Kitchen Efficiency
Whenever possible, keep areas in your kitchen organized is helpful in preparing delicious from scratch recipes. Keeping everyday spices at arms reach in your spice cabinet is essential in any farmhouse. Staggering shelving at varies levels will help with kitchen organization and reaching for your most used spices at eye level.
Recently, I was at my local thrift store and found some great finds to organize my Spice Cupboard. I found two stacking/stair wiring racks that you see on the top and middle shelf. On the bottom shelf I found a lazy susan for all our vitamins and medicine.
The glass spice jars and labels were purchase online; links below. Using my printer I made and printed bright labels to place on the spice jars.
Simple Spice Cabinet Organization Basic Spices Must Have
Keep your spice cabinet stocked with your favorite cooking spices will flavor meals that will leave many eaters with watering mouths. I printed out labels on a waterproof label and attached to affordable glass spice jars. I am able to house store bought or home grown spices easily, Using the clear glass and labels projects simplicity creating a calming farmhouse kitchen.
The spices I will list below are the spices I reach for often. I encourage you to use the list of spices in a variety of ways and not what I recommend. My recommendations are use to guide you through the world of spice but, not limit their abilities.
Spices I like to Use in Fall and Winter
- Cinnamon is a warm spice that I use in most of my fall recipes such as my Easy Apple Slow Cooker Pork Loin.
- Nutmeg a flavorful spice that I again use in a lot of fall and winter dishes. Containing antibacterial components to kill germs and boost health Nutmeg needs to be in your spice cabinet.
- Cardamom is not a stranger in my kitchen; a spice that you will find in soups.
- Clove is a spice I do not use often but, I love it in my fall baking and drink recipes
- Sage is great paired with sausage and homemade dressings.
- Ginger is another warming spice I use all Fall and Winter. Having ginger on hand can help ease an upset stomach and muscle soreness.
- Basil I use this spice in soups, pasta, pizza and salads.
- Oregano has strong flavor, filled with Vitamin K and a wonderful in pasta dishes and fish. Also, Oregano is high in antioxidants.
- Parsley is perfect for just about any dish but, number one in all pasta dishes.
- Cumin I love to have on hand for Mexican dishes. This spice is high in iron and helps with fatigue. I love using Cumin in many of my dishes to give an exotic edge.
- Cilantro has a spicy taste and perfect for Asian and Mexican dishes
- Chili Powder is a blend of many spices and a staple for Mexican dishes and chili. I keep this spice on hand because I do use more than once a week.
- Red Pepper Flakes is a different spice because it does not come from a herb but, the chili pepper. If you like a little kick red pepper flakes is perfect!
- Paprika has gorgeous colored spice that I use in beef and chicken recipes.
- Garlic Powder is a must have in my kitchen; I use this spice in everything.
- Onion Powder is pair with garlic powder in everything when I cook.
- Onion Flakes are a must for baking breads, rolls and biscuits.
- Thyme is a spice I use in my baked chicken recipe.
- Poppy Seed is great in breads in muffins.
- Celery Seed is must for pickling season.
- Mint is popular in lamb, poultry, teas and dressing.
- Lavender is a purple flower that I use in teas, dressings, and marinades.
- Dry Mustard is yellow and great to use in homemade rubs for all pork dishes.
- Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and I like to add to rich, creamy soups.
- Sea Salt is the number one spice to use in the world and brings out the moisture in all your dishes.
- Lemon Pepper is awesome to add to chicken and seafood dishes. I use lemon pepper seasoning in my Baked Whole Chicken.
- Pepper is the number two spice and adds much flavor.