Trying to do without disposable sandwich or snack bags? These big washable bags are a good place to start — they're lined with food safe, waterproof nylon, and so they can be wiped clean or dumped in the wash.
These Glasslock containers are truly fantastic: they snap open and shut easily, but they're still completely secure ahd leakproof. Plus they are glass, and microwave safe. They're the perfect containers for lunch, and you can even have them customized a phrase, or a name.
I love Paulova's pretty, understated ceramic pieces. This jar would look beautiful out on a countertop, filled with coffee or tea. It's a special, hand-crafted piece to pull a kitchen together, with its blues and greens.
Since last week's popular post on spice storage ideas, we've been on the lookout for even more spice storage ideas. This box from London shop Plumo is a very beautiful option — perhaps best used for salts and other pinch-of-this, pinch-of-that spices you like to leave out on the countertop.
Made of waxed, stained wood. Available in purple and white.
These pans are handy: They go in the dishwasher, oven, and freezer. You can bake a cake or a casserole and then cover the leftovers with the pretty purple lid. But, let's face it: The real draw of this set is the polka dots. Isn't bakeware more fun with colorful polka dots?
Dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe. 4.75" x 7.5" x 2" Large rectangular: 5.75" x 8.25" x 2.25". Also comes in a round set with stripes and orange lids.
Olive oil is best stored in an opaque bottle that can preserve it from light and heat. I also like to buy olive oil in larger, more economical quantities, and pour it into a smaller bottle as I need it. This one, shaped charmingly like the Tin Man's oil can, is perfect. A simple, classic, functional object for your countertop.
Wine is my favorite sort of edible souvenir. OK, maybe it's my favorite souvenir, period. Nearly every time I travel I bring back a bottle of local wine. This is invariably a nerve-wracking experience, however, especially when traveling internationally. All wine has to go in checked luggage, so I spend ages swaddling it, wrapping it in laundry bags and triple layers of plastic wrap, crossing my fingers and hoping that it doesn't break and soak through the entire bag. Well, this is a worry no more, with the Jet Bag — a sealed bag and diaper for your wine.
Spice storage is a challenge that bedevils many of us — especially those of us who use tablespoons, not pinches, of spices in our cooking. Indian, Indonesian, and Malaysian cooking often demand large amounts of spices — the average little spice bottle is gone in two cooking sessions. So I finally turned to the most practical option, and it is working splendidly. Mason jars prove their worth yet again.