From Bonnie, in Sterling, Virginia:
Being new to the food blog world, I have enjoyed many wonderful blogs floating out here in cyberland. Thank you for creating Other People’s Pantries. It is lots of fun looking at other people’s pantries and arrangements. I am most envious of those with endless space, but many smaller pantries are beautifully arranged too. While my pantry is not ever a finished project, it is always a work in progress.
Several years ago I started with my spices and got the big garbage can out and threw out anything whose smell could not be defined...and started over. I chose to replace with whole spices where possible and some blends which are always fun to cook with.
I love those pantries with shallow space where you can see everything. I live in a townhouse so my kitchen is not full of luxurious pantry space.
Next on the list was my legume shelf...and then the baking stuff. Now that I am into baking bread, I have several types of flours now.
Get a label maker once you get started...it will make it more fun and have some continuity to your labeling system.
My spice pantry has flowed into our living room but in a decorative kind of way. When I need some of my indian spices, I trek over to the den and retrieve the ajwain, amchur, some dried chilis, or maybe candy coated fennel seeds..and the whole spices in jars look cool too.
So here are some pix of my pantry. Thank you for letting us share our pantry worlds with you and your readers.
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