Wednesday, December 28, 2011

G'ma Spicy

I am Grandma Spicy
and not because of my spice organizing skills,
although I would like to share those skills with you,
here today, if you would be so kind as to placate me. :-)

The skills of the spice organizer:


A trip to IKEA for these.
(Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE IKEA???)
Then some pourin', a sortin' and label magic makin'...
then this:

But I was not so keen on the Mrs. Dash messing up the container alikeness mojo,
so then came this:

and Mrs. Dash (salt-free) was moved to cabinet #2 with nothing other than...salt:

The real story behind the G'ma Spicy nickname

Although it may have a little bit of a risqué tone to it,  it really isn't so. How did I come to be "G'ma Spicy", you may wonder? Well, it's a pretty short story. You see, we were playing "Apples to Apples" with a few members of the familia. It was my turn to be "the judge" and the adjective card I received to play was "Spicy" and I was to choose which of the following was the best fit with this card:
     1) Incense
     2) Darth Vader
     3) Denzel Washington
Well, naturally my selection was "Denzel Washington" (so spicy!) with a close second as "Darth Vader" (pretty spicy and I'm thinking of him in his earlier days...more specifically his Anakin days, not the heavy breathing later days.) To my surprise and dismay the holder of the "Incense" card was not happy about my choice, at all. She was certain she was playing the spiciest of all cards and this became the topic of many future fun-filled gifts/conversations/arguments which, incidently, were never settled and eventually dubbed me: G'ma Spicy.

Proud Spicy G'ma of 5 beautiful Spicy G'chillin's...
and one on the way.

Have a Spicy Day!
(Oh and BTW, I still LOVE the Spice Girls.)


  1. Your before pictures show more organization than what I've got going on here. I aspire to one day become organized too. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  2. Magnifique rangement et sensationnel choix d'épices. Je ne connais pas ce jeu, mais, malgré tout, j'adore les épices et en remplis mes placards pour pouvoir cuisiner des plats goûteux. Quand tu as rangé tous ces épices, cela devait sentir drôlement bon dans la pièce :) Rien que l'odeur des épices est un régal !
    Bonne journée à toi également !!!!

  3. WoW! I've got to check out this organizing rack the next time I visit IKEA, which will not be tomorrow. It's 930 kilometres to the nearest one :-(.

    Great work :o)

  4. Okay, serious jar envy going on here (and IKEA envy too - our nearest one is 3 hours away).

    Are they arranged alphabetically too? I wouldn't be a bit surprised. :)

  5. Ooooo...spicy comments, thanks! Oh yes, most in alpha order, but in sections i.e., used often vs. not used so often. :-) Every cabinet and drawer in the home is in need of this.

    IKEA came to our town (about a 30 minute drive) a few years ago...before then it was hours and hours to the closest one. It's such a guilty pleasure.

  6. So many spices? Do you really use all of them?
    I thought Indians are the ones who use more spices but mine is not even 10% of your collection:) Shame on me ;)