From Candelaria (Good & Plenty), in Dorchester, Massachusetts:
As you will see from these photos, I don’t actually have a pantry. I have two drawers, three shelves, two cabinets, counter space and a small kitchen island where I store items.
I actually like-like-like (one like wouldn’t do) the look of my kitchen. The handmade cabinets, built by the previous owner, were the perfect color for all of my red dishes and collectibles, but they clearly were not built by someone who did serious cooking. Nevertheless, I’ve adapted.
I am increasingly using glass jars for storage in the bottom cabinet (I prowl Marshall’s for jars on clearance). I have also repurposed large jars that have held pasta sauce and rice, although now that I make my own sauce and buy rice from bulk containers, I rarely have those jars any more.
My small house was built in 1890 and all of the rooms and closets are small. I don’t know any other woman who could live with my tiny closet, but I’ve adapted, just like I have in the kitchen. One adaptation is that I take more frequent walks to the local vegetable stand or Farmer’s Market in the summer for ingredients. This gives me exercise with a purpose, satisfying the multitasking tendencies that still rise up in me from time to time!
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