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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Indian Spice Box (Masala Dabba)

I am so excited! I know, people think I'm nuts, getting excited over spices, and how to store them. I received this Indian Spice Box from my sister for Christmas. It is made out of beautiful stainless steel. I store most of my spices in stainless steel containers. Trust me in Florida that is the best way to store them, okay for me it's the best way to store them. I like to use whole organic spices when I can and them myself. The whole spices I'm not using get stored in the freezer in the garage. I'm so thankful for tha refrigerator in the garage. Last Christmas I made my own blend of chai spices and made it into some chai spice tea mix for gifts.
Anyway, I was able to fill my spice box today. It is so nice to have the spices in one place like that. You can also have one for any type of cooking that you do. I might have to get some more :) You can have an Asian spice box, Mexican spice box, American spice box....let you imagination go!!! It was funny Maranda came into the kitchen and asked"what spice is that? The one that I smell?" Oh, it smells so good when the lid comes off. Now I just have to use it!


  1. Thanks for visiting Collaborative curry..You have a lovely space here :-)Your spice box looks beautiful..

  2. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. That looks so nice, I bet it doest smell good when you open it.

    Chai mix sounds like a lovely gift. Personal gifts are always so nice, and thoughtful.

  4. Oh I have exactly the same spice box! :) That is a wonderful present!!
    you'll find some much use of of this :)

  5. What an absolutely super gift! Now what are you going to make first???

  6. You have a beautiful blog.
    Greetings from Paris.

  7. Oh Lyndsey, this is such a beautiful gift! It's been very thoughful of your sis to get you something so useful and nice. You must be very pleased. Enjoy!
    Cheers, Kristy

  8. Your spice box is just beautiful to look at let alone cook with!

  9. Gulmohar - Thank you, and your welcome, I enjoyed your blog it is very nice.

    TKW - I don't know I would love some help w/ideas!

    Michelle - It smells wonderful. you should smell it :) Email me your address I'll send you some chai tea mix!

    3HT - I know I'll be using it often, I might want more of them:)

    Barbara - I went with something easy red lentils. (dal)

    Saveurs et Gourmandises - Thank you so much, I'm glad you are enjoying it.

    Kristy - It was nice of sis! I am loving it already.

    Devon - It is so pretty.Fnny after I used it last night I did get some spice on the lid and had to wash it off. Any other tin I would of just wiped it off!

  10. Hi, I know exactly how you feel! I was so happy to fill my own masala box last week. I got it on my last trip to India. You can see a picture at the bottom of my site with "spice translation table", a seven language list of spices.
    Peter from The Netherlands


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