Other People's Pantries #131
From Dawn (Waiter! There's a Fly in My Tiara!), in The Woodlands, Texas:
The Other People's Pantries feature has become sort of a Saturday tradition among a group of us FB foodies, and one of them suggested that I submit my pantry to you. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my kitchen and cooking. Not only is it a passion and a hobby that I hope to make my career, but I also work part time for a major knife manufacturer as a retail selling specialist. So my kitchen is really my office.
I use my cupboards as food space, with my "pantry" holding plates, random cookware, and small electrics.
My lower cabinets house my stainless steel cookware -- I'm brave and only have a couple pieces of non-stick these days.
I used to have everything in the pantry labeled -- from beans to tomatoes to spices -- today I just have the spice rack on my door labeled.
And the small stacking drawers in my oil/vinegar cabinet. Those salts and spices are in small baggies and have no home -- mostly random things I buy by the scoop at the market.
People laugh that I have everything so organized, but it's not so just I can find it... if I'm traveling and my husband needs to cook, or if I'm entertaining and someone wants to help, I want them to know where everything is without asking. OCD I know.
On Saturdays, for more than two years, we've been peeking into
People's Pantries all around the world.
*There are seven more pantries to share. If you'd like this feature to continue -- if you've been meaning to send your photos but haven't gotten around to it -- please send in your pantry photos. Here's how.
And, please put your
camera to work on Market to Pantry, alternating with
Other People's Pantries. There are two more markets to share.
Come on -- show us your favorite supermarket, farmer's market, ethnic market, big box store or roadside stand. We'd love to see where you shop for food! Here's how.