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.