When we had the kitchen refurbished I was desperate to have all my spice tins to hand and on show. So I designed this unit, I love, love, love it. I currently have over 50 spices and blends so it wonderful to see them all at a glance, I do however know where approximately they all are so I don’t have to glance for too long. I also use the unit as an area to display small holiday mementos and gifts from friends such as the small Malaga dish (bought for 1 Euro in a Nerja thrift store) and the little teapot (a wonderful gift from a foodie friend of mine, Edda).
Originally the pantry wasn’t part of the kitchen plan, but as my culinary adventures continued at such a rapid rate I was eager for more space, hence the extension of the kitchen to give a small pantry area (from where I also do all my writing). It was a long and fraught event what with cowboy builders and all but eventually we got it done. I don’t know how I managed without it. The downside? Well that’s obvious, I keep filling it up and running out of space, but I guess no matter how big the pantry I’d find a way to fill it up.