Spices — Maryland Food Photography

I love things in my house that are both pretty and usable.   I had purchased these magnetic spice tins a few years ago and started keeping them on my refrigerator.  I absolutely hate things on refrigerators, so I’ve been meaning to move them to a wall.  I purchased some stainless steel strips from Amazon, and drilled some holes in them.

drill through stainless steelPrepared a template before hanging the strips.


magnetic spice tinsAnd done….

When I have time, I love to cook.  Lately, I haven’t had any extra time… between the day job, photography, and finishing the accounting degree, I don’t have much time to spare; however, Dean is a wonderful cook and he has done a great job at taking up the slack in that area.

Cooking comes natural to him.  He can look in the pantry after I have assessed that there is “nothing to eat”, and he can whip up an amazing meal out of whatever is there.  He does have a gift.

Well, I couldn’t post this project without taking some artistic shots of the spices, now could I?

Can you identify them all?  I can…. but there is one I never use and it is there just because it’s pretty… the star anise.

fennel seed

cinnamon stickspaprikabay leafanise


About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.

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