From Maurine, in Galveston, Texas:
I've been reading your blog for several years now and always enjoy peeking into other readers' pantries. I thought I would go ahead and share since I'm apparently never going to remember to take pictures on the same day that I remember to go to the grocery store!
We've got a nice big closet pantry. The shelves are spaced somewhat awkwardly but I can fit some taller items in here and tuck them out of the way. The canvas bag holds all those extra plastic bags from the grocery store.
The top shelf holds lesser used items in bulky containers (I spotted some kind of protein shake back there!) and liquor/wine. The little half shelf works well for teas, which we might access several times a day, and items falling into the "powders that are added to liquids" category, including bouillon cubes, theraflu and rennet. The old school pencil sharpener came with the house and was probably a bigger selling point than it should have been. I'm a librarian--I couldn't help it.
I was pleased when I realized I could fit this shelving unit from the garage into the pantry--more shelves! It looks like we might need a separate closet for the cereal, which my husband says is like "dog food for people".
Our house was built in the 1920s and has very few built-in cabinets. A previous owner added the shelves and my contribution was the table that serves as storage and a prep area. The spice rack is a step stool I found at an antique shop. There's a lot of space in this kitchen, especially compared with the galley kitchens of my previous apartments, but I haven't quite figured out how best to make use of it yet.
I keep the oils and vinegars right within arm's reach when I'm cooking. My beloved bacon press is also pictured.
Thanks for letting me share photos of my pantry!
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