My Spice Box
My mom had (and still has) a spice box that she would bring with us when we traveled. I remember helping to pack it up, before we left to London for six months, and using it on many a trip.
A couple of years ago, when our family were going to live in California for a summer, I created my own. It has all the basics, plus a bunch of fancier items that I thought I might want, but didn’t want to buy.
The spices do start to flavor each other a bit because of their close proximity, but that is a small price to pay for the flexibility and creativity it allows for when you cook while on vacation. Often, it all starts with the Spice Box.