From Nan, in Florida:
I love to shop for food. I also love to cook for myself and my husband. Since it's been so much fun peeking in other people's pantries, I thought it was only fair to give you a peek into mine.
I'll admit to straightening it before the pictures were taken, but I straighten it on a regular basis just so I can quickly locate items. I keep all foods of a kind together, as much as possible, so it's relatively easy to put my hands on what I need. The items that seem the most numerous are pastas of many different shapes, dried and canned beans, canned tomato products, tuna, chicken broth, jarred pasta sauces, vinegars, olive oils and a lot of Costco items. Costco is one of my favorite sources but as it's 50 miles away, I don't go as often as I'd like.
Because I live on Florida's Southwest coast with its heat and humidity, I keep opened items such as catsup, Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, mustards, etc. refrigerated. After an unfortunate incident with bugs in pasta several years ago, I began storing all pastas, beans and many other items in glass or plastic jars.
The vintage of some of these containers reveal my age. Note the Pyrex jars with avocado covers from as early as the ‘60s! I've found this an excellent way to keep the bugs at bay. Because fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful here year around, I don't store many canned ones.
There is a small section for hurricane foods; things like peanut butter than can be eaten without heating. Fortunately, in the 11 years I've lived here, I have tossed more outdated hurricane supplies than were eaten.
I hope you enjoyed this look into my pantry as much as I enjoyed providing it.
On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.
Come on -- show us your pantry.
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