Updated March 2012.
Ted built this spice rack to hold many of my everyday herbs and spices.
I have another "holding area" in the cellar, for things I use less frequently (yes, I'll show you that, too). And I keep larger quantities of some herbs and spices in the freezer. If my pantry were really perfect, the spice rack would be the length of a supermarket aisle, and everything would be stored at the eye level of a five-foot-two woman. No reaching, no bending.
Our log house kitchen features bumpy walls inside and out. Ted rummaged around in the barn and found an old wooden door, part of which became this spice rack, custom sized (28 inches wide, 22 inches tall) to hold my assortment of old and new jars and tins. The best part is that it looks like it's been there forever.
I've shown you mine. Now, you show me yours.
Show me your pantry: cupboard, shelves, closet or cellar. Or your spice rack. Spice box. Spice cabinet. Or the corner where you've stacked boxes of pasta or cans of tomatoes.
Show me, and I'll show everyone else, because -- admit it -- we're all curious about Other People's Pantries.
Send (to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com):
- up to 5 photos of your pantry (all or part), along with
- your first name,
- city or state or country where you live, and
- if you're a blogger, your blog name and URL.
If you want to write something about your photos, please do -- but it's not required. If you've already blogged about your pantry, be sure to include a link to your post.
Photos should be JPGs, ideally 460 pixels wide --and if what I just wrote is gibberish to you, don't worry; just send the largest size photos you have, and I'll make it work.
On Saturdays, I'll post the photos, one each weekend in the order in which I receive them (alternating with Market to Pantry), along with your first name, and, if you're a blogger, a link to your blog.
Send everything to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com.
Come on -- snap a photo or two. Give us a peek inside your pantry.
[UPDATE: As of March 1, 2012, this feature has ended.]
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