Monday, May 13, 2013

made in japan

DSC03941 Saw these drying blocks called "soil" at a zakka (knick-knack) shop and my friend, Kazumi gave some to me recently. (Thank you!)

Just break off a square like a chocolate bar and put it into a bottle of sugar, salt, whatever you want to keep dry.

They have various sizes to fit different containers.

Oh and I like that these are made in Japan too.


10 comments:

Rowena... said...

Great idea. Does it say for how long the bars last?

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Interesting! It's definitely helpful for humid places! I remember potato chips etc go stale so quickly in Japan (but in California they surprisingly last long...).

K and S said...

the saleslady didn't say how long they would last, Rowena, though she did mention that if they got moist/wet, just dry them out and they can be used again.

indeed Nami :)

Take care you two.
Kat

genkitummy said...

Those are neat. I guess it's the opposite of those bear pieces that keep brown sugar moist. I need to get some of those now since we live in Hawaii.

K said...

Interesting- and they look cute!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Interesting! Could you fit one in a larger spice bottle? My garlic powder and onion powder are always sticking.
;-)

Paz said...

How interesting!

K and S said...

I have that bear too, Genki :)

Thanks K!

They have skinny ones, Deb :)

Thanks Paz :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

Lindsay-Jean said...

Whoa, that's crazy! How cool!

K and S said...

LJ, fun, right?! :)

Take care.
Kat