From Sarah (Heart of Cooking) in Frederick, Maryland:
My husband and I just bought our first home this year and have been working on it ever since! The kitchen is probably where I spend most of my time, so there are some things we'll be doing to make it more beautiful, open and user-friendly. However, it does have a pretty good sized pantry.
So, as you can see in the full sized picture of the pantry, I mostly have bulk foods in jars. The top shelf are spices that I purchased in bulk because I am also a personal chef and do a lot of cooking for people. The next shelf down are mostly dried beans and legumes. We aren't really eating these right now because there are only a few beans that are allowed on GAPS and we haven't yet incorporated them into our diet.
The third shelf down is where I keep the things we eat on a daily basis. Mostly nuts and seeds which I soak and dehydrate first, extra oils, tomato paste, coconut cream and other dry goods that are allowed on our diet. Below that, I put the baggies, etc. as well as the cat food and the overflow of spices and spice jars that I have (lots!). The bottom shelf is where I put all of my extra clean jars, napkins and extra dry goods.
On the floor, I keep two trash cans -- one for dirty towels and washcloths and one for recyclables. The small stainless steel can is our compost bin which fills up way too fast.
I also use the cupboards next to the stove for all my spices and some cooking gadgets. I keep the oils and vinegars on the counter because we use them so frequently.
So that's it for me. Thanks for checking out my pantry!
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