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August 16, 2008

Other People's Pantries #29

From Amanda (My Daily Diner), in Gold River, California:

What do flours, beans, grains, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars have in common? They are pretty much the only items I keep stocked in my cupboards.

I am a busy wife and mother of two boys. I meal plan and shop once a week at various stores/markets. We eat sustainably (or at least we try about 90% of the time) which for us, means we only buy what we need. We eat a lot of beans and grains mixed with fresh, seasonal produce and naturally raised meat. Living in California, we have several year round farmers markets which makes eating seasonally fairly easy. I like to think I cook similarly to my great grandmother, realizing she didn't have a Whole Foods to pop into (too bad for her, I think she would have liked it!). 

As for the cheetos, boxed cereals, and fruit by the foot, not found in this pantry. I try to make everything from scratch. My most recent debacle was trying to "pop" rice. I figured if rice krispies could do it, so could I....WRONG! But the kids and I had fun trying.   




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On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.

Come on -- show us your pantry.

Here's how.


Looks nice and spacious.


I want to hear about popping rice!!

That sounds like so much fun! Wish you were my Mom.

This is really different from the usual pantries! It must take a lot of work to abide by those principles.

I am so impressed. LOL about popping rice :) Good effort on your part :)

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