TED Talk: How We Desire Food

2013/08/12 | No Comments | Filed in Kitchen Notes, Videos

“It’s that anticipation and expectation of what we will soon be eating, that is the reason we can desire it, we crave it. Without that expectation, we have no idea.” Jesse Smith on How We Desire Food

Exactly! I have always promoted diversity, especially on our family plate. The more you try new things, the more experiences you build, the more you expand those tastebuds. As I always tell my daughter, Sania, “Try it, you might like it!” (I believe that is from Yo Gabba Gabba.)

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Shopping for Pantry Containers and Jars

2013/08/11 | No Comments | Filed in The Organized Pantry

Ethnic Pantry Picks for pantry jars and canisters

I know you’re thinking about doing an over-haul of your pantry! (That’s why you’re reading this post, huh?) I had to when I first moved in with my husband. Crap was everywhere. Couldn’t find jack. You know that feeling right? And I thought, I might as well do this right, that would last me a lifetime.

So I conquered the task my having two types of containers for the pantry: one that would be tucked away, and the others were containers that would be displayed on a daily basis. Like flour, sugar, etc — but they had to be beautiful and durable. Some people have a thing for trinkets and diamonds, but my weakness is… containers! Check out our square labels on the West Elm Wood + Glass Storage Jars and Weck glass jars.

What’d I tell ya… beautiful.

The Ethnic Panty modern square pantry labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

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Shopping for Pantry Spice Jars and Bottles

2013/08/10 | No Comments | Filed in The Organized Pantry

Ethnic Pantry's Picks spice jars and bottles

Wouldn’t it be great to “tidy up” (as I tell my daughter) your spice collection? For over 5 years, I’ve had the Container Store 3 oz. Glass Spice Bottle with the chrome lids and have never turned back. You’ll see our round spice labels photographed with them (below).

Do you have a favorite way of way of storing your spices? Contact us, we’d love to take a peek into your pantry!

 

Ethnic Pantry spice jar and bottle labels

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Custom pantry labels by The Ethnic Pantry

2013/08/08 | No Comments | Filed in Our Shop, The Organized Pantry

The Ethnic Pantry rectangle and square modern pantry labels

It’s the same story as it is with the printable grocery lists… All the other labels on the market didn’t work for me (even the writable ones): the permanent marker ink would smear, the label would get super dirty after handling them while cooking time after time, pre-printed labels didn’t have all the ingredient names I needed, etc. So, I made my own (giant happyface). Then decided to sell them!

There are three designs: round, square and rectangle. Each design is sold in sheets (not as individual labels), and made-to-order. As of now, orders can take up to 2 weeks to ship. They are printed, cut and then lightly coated for durability. (But please don’t put them in the dishwasher!)

I hope you love them as much as I do. They’re modern and easy to read. I’m a strong believer in having an organized and beautiful kitchen. It makes me happy to cook and puts me at ease when I know where everything is (and so does my husband). So get organized! Check out our picks for spice jars and pantry containers.

The Ethnic Pantry round pantry labels sample www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry square modern pantry labels sample www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry rectangle modern pantry labels sample www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

 

How to order

  1. Visit our Etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry
  2. Place an order for however many sheets of labels you would like. They are sold by sheets of roundsquare and rectangle. (Sorry, at this time you can’t mix different types of labels onto one sheet, nor do we sell individual labels.)
  3. Once you have placed and paid for your order, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to a web form where you can specify exactly what labels you would like. (That’s right, it’s all custom, made-to-order!)
  4. Sit down with a great cup of coffee or tea with a notepad, laptop or tablet device. Then click on the web form link and start checking off what labels you need as you’re sifting through your pantry.
  5. Click submit and done!
  6. Orders can take up to 2 weeks to receive. Although, we try our best to make and ship them out ASAP!

 

We would really love to know what you think of our labels, so please feel free to leave a comment below!

The Ethnic Panty modern square pantry labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry modern round spice and oil labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry modern round pantry labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry modern round pantry labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry modern round spice labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry modern rectangle pantry labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

The Ethnic Pantry modern rectangle pantry labels www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry

All photographs and designs by The Ethnic Pantry. All rights reserved.
You may not use the photographs on your blog without written consent from The Ethnic Pantry.
Thank you!

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Cooking up a storm

2013/07/08 | No Comments | Filed in Kitchen Notes

A lot has been goin’ on, in and out of the kitchen. Anyone who runs a business or blog knows more time goes into all the business stuff that happens in the background. But, that’s okay. I actually enjoy it!

But, really, I’m pissed off. That people are ripping off my ideas and passing it as their own AND getting paid for it. But, it’s okay. Karma will bite back. And secondly, it only makes you look cheap. There is a huge difference between being inspired by someone else’s work and just copying someone. I know, because I am an artist, a photographer. If that’s one thing I learned in art school, it’s knowing how to create my work, first for myself then for others. So for goodness sakes, get your act together and be original! And if you can’t, give the creator credit.

On another note, I had my good friend Julia Stotz over a couple of weeks ago to give her a little lesson on Indian home-cooking. (Hope I didn’t bore or overburden you with food talk, Jules!) It was rainy day, the kind of weather that made you want to cook chapatis and yellow dal. (See Julia’s Instagram video above.) Home-cooked food never tasted better!

Conversations with friends over food always warms my soul. It only makes me realize more and more why I love the things I do.

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