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.)
Tags: cravings, diversity, family, TED Talk, video
2013/08/11 | No Comments | Filed in The Organized Pantry
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.
Tags: containers, jars, kitchen, organization, pantry, products, shopping
2013/08/10 | No Comments | Filed in The Organized Pantry
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!
Tags: bottles, jars, organization, pantry, spice
2013/08/08 | No Comments | Filed in Our Shop, The Organized Pantry
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.
How to order
- Visit our Etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthnicPantry
- Place an order for however many sheets of labels you would like. They are sold by sheets of round, square and rectangle. (Sorry, at this time you can’t mix different types of labels onto one sheet, nor do we sell individual labels.)
- 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!)
- 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.
- Click submit and done!
- 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!
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.
Tags: containers, jars, kitchen, labels, organization, pantry, shopping
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.
Tags: Instagram, originality, video