A set of dedicated spice jars for your herbs and spices is one of the quickest and easiest ways to smarten up your kitchen storage and Wares of Knutsford has a wide selection suitable for every need.
You can choose from grinder or shaker tops, clip tops or a cute cork topped jar with a spoon. The jars come in globe, cylinder and oval shapes. The basic spice jars wholesale customers favour are 4oz models with an aluminium screw top but you could go for the more decorative glass stopper versions, which come in square, round or hexagonal shapes. If you’re buying spice jars wholesale, contact us to discuss invoicing and delivery, while private customers can also benefit from economical prices while buying in bulk.
A list of essential spice jars
A set of basic herbs and spices will help you to make the most of even the most banal of recipes and to personalise standard dishes such as Bolognese or cottage pie. You can go mad and keep stock of every herb and spice you come across but will find that most of the time you use a core five or so favourites on a regular basis -what these are will depend upon your cooking habits, but until you work it out, a ‘capsule wardrobe’ of spices should include the following:
- Chilli flakes or powder – not just for chilli con carne!
- Curry powder – again, not just for curry!
- Turmeric – for subtle flavour and colour
- Cumin – warm and pungent
- Nutmeg – essential for baking
- Ginger – for sweet and savoury dishes
- Cinnamon – sweet and warm
Fresh herbs are definitely preferable to dried but you can’t always lay your hand upon a fresh basil leaf, so a selection of dried herbs will help you to get the job done. Remember that the flavour of dried herbs is more concentrated than fresh so you should halve the amount you use.
- Basil – for salads, sauces and pesto
- Parsley – a multitude of uses including neutralising garlic breath!
- Thyme – adds fragrance to meat dishes
- Chives – lifts salads
- Mint – in food and drinks
- Rosemary – another way of elevating meat dishes
Exotic goodies for spice jars
If you want to impress with more unusual and sophisticated flavours, a touch of one of these can have a dramatic effect.
- Sumac – a tangy, lemony spice often used in Middle Eastern cooking
- Fennel pollen – adds a rich and savoury flavour to Northern Italian dishes
- Kaffir Lime Leaves – this South East Asian spice is a cornerstone of Thai cooking