Amuse Bouche #10-Spice Funnel

Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”.  Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.

 Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip!  (Think Hints from Heloise!!)

"free" spice funnel

This is one of my favorite tricks ever….and it’s even my original idea!  Using those pesky magazine inserts as spice funnels is easy and fun!   If you buy the bulk size spices and use it to refill your smaller size bottles, this is a must try!   Of course, I have a metal funnel, but the tip is somewhat narrow causing the spices (especially the dried onion pieces) to clog it up.  So I came up with this solution!

The advantages of using the paper funnel over using a “real” funnel:

1-You can make the tip any size.  It’s great for your rectangle shaped “box” spices where the pour in spot is a half moon shape.

2-The clean up is super painless!  I just toss it in the recycle bin.  So really I’m being environmentally conscience by not using any water to “wash” a metal funnel.

3-It’s free in all my magazines!

The only disadvantage is you can’t use it (obviously) for liquids.  So I still need to keep my metal funnel…it just doesn’t get as much use anymore!

Thanks for reading and this week I’ll be discussing lace on the blog!