From Lana (Bibberche), in Southern California:
We live in Southern California, loving every minute of it, even though life as we knew it changed on us without warning -- we left Ohio in 2008 after we lost everything (material) we owned, due to recession. I wish I took the pictures of the pantry I had in my house. That one was a beauty. But considering the size of the apartment we live in, I cannot complain about my pantry space now.
The cabinets are very deep, and getting something from the back is like playing Tetris!
The top upper left houses my preserves, jams, chutneys and oils (some small kitchen appliances are in the back). In the top upper right live all the cereals and breakfast foods, a gallon of sunflower oil, and in the back plastic plates, spoons, and napkins.
Lower left shelf is for condiments -- Asian, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, for vinegars, sherry, port, marsala, etc. Some more of the appliances live behind. The basket holds small cans, like sardines, anchovies, pates, tomato paste tubes. Lower right shelf is for canned goods -- tomato products, beans, tuna, coconut milk, etc. and snacks for the kids. The shallow basket holds chocolates and sweets.
The bottom upper left holds big stock pots in the back and the plastic container with grains, dry beans, lentils, etc. Underneath is the container with baking supplies, and on top of it a small drawer with piping tips, pastry bags, food gels, etc. All the way on the bottom are baskets for onion and garlic in the front, and potatoes in the back.
The bottom upper right is the home of pasta and rice, bulk foods, etc. Underneath are flours and sugars, and on the very bottom I keep trays, baking racks, serving platters, etc. In the back I keep choppers, potato ricer, nut grinder and various seldom used items.
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