From Betty, in Munich, Germany:
I found your website a few months ago, and it inspired me to do a big clean and organization of my pantry and kitchen cabinets -- and here are the great results.
My husband and I live in Munich, and like most big cities our apartment is small. It has a nice galley kitchen and whoever built this apartment house must have loved to cook, because they built a little walk-in pantry next to the kitchen. This feature is unheard of in most Munich city apartments, so we consider ourselves lucky. We put our non-European big fridge (also a luxury in these parts) in that room and bought an IKEA Leksvik shelf for our pantry goods.
The three middle shelves are for baking goods, canned goods, cereal stuff. The top shelf is for my pitcher collection and bottom shelf for cookbooks. The fridge has a nice size freezer so we buy meats, fish etc in bulk and freeze in ready to cook portions for two.
In the kitchen cabinets over the stove I have spices, seasonings, etc. You can see my pantry inventory list and menu plan for the month on the inside of these doors. This has helped immensely to not have to think... what do I make for dinner? and do I have what I need on hand? I started doing this in September 09 and I can't tell you the difference it makes!
I had to include the photo of my Twinings Tea Tin collection as well as my little window herb garden where I keep fresh basil, rosemary and thyme year-round.
Even though it's just the two of us, we love to cook a nice meal and enjoy it with a glass of wine at the end of a long day.
On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.
Come on -- show us your pantry.
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