A Peek in my Pantry

Since I’m actually organized for the first time in my life, I thought my first blog post should be about my pantry. I’m darn proud of my pantry and my fabulous rack… spice rack… that is. I’m a huge fan of using a lazy susan for spices, oils, vinegars, etc… so you can actually see what you have, without tearing your pantry apart. My previous pantry was so unorganized I would constantly buy things I already had. Never again!

I’ve purchased plastic containers for all my dry goods. Not only does it keep moisture and those lovely South Florida bugs out of your food, it’s much more organized than having boxes and bags of stuff everywhere. I even borrowed the label maker from my office and labeled everything… yeah, I’m a full-fledged kitchen geek.

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As you will notice, there is no “convenience” or instant food items in my pantry. I only cook with real ingredients… never anything that just needs water and warming. I suppose the closest thing I do have to convenience food is Chicken Stock, and I only purchase the organic kind, which actually tastes like chicken! I love the paper cartons of Chicken Stock for convenience sake, as they are resealable and can be used up to 2 weeks after opening. I always have an open one in my fridge, to finish off sauces. By the way… you can either buy one carton at Whole Foods for $3 or 6 cartons at Costco for $9, and it’s the exact same brand. That’s your tip of the day!

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8 Comments

  • Martha 7 YEARS AGO

    this pantry is downright orgasmic

  • Paula 7 YEARS AGO

    I just discovered your blog and love it! I also looked at your husband’s and his pictures are beautiful. If you do end up moving to Miami Beach, maybe you can give me a lesson on organization. Awesome pantry!

  • Jade 7 YEARS AGO

    I love, love, love your pantry! I’m so jealous…we live in an apt and there is definitely not enough room for that, but you are inspiring me to come up with something better than what I have now!

  • June 7 YEARS AGO

    Those plastic tubs are such a great idea!!!!! I will definitely do that when we our place!

  • Katie 7 YEARS AGO

    Oh wow. I never saw this post! I WISH I had a pantry that big! I’d be in heaven! Are those Lock&Lock boxes? I am admitedly ADDICTED to those things! I keep all my baking supplies in them as well.

  • Angie 7 YEARS AGO

    Wow…I hadn’t seen this post before! I’m going to the store right now to buy those containers. I also need to come up with another 30 sq. ft. for my pantry…but thats besides the point :-)

  • My New Kitchen : i shot the chef 6 YEARS AGO

    [...] heck do I have not one, but TWO crockpots when I don’t use them??? Thank god I have a large pantry for all my food and other stuff because I have a ridiculous amount of dishes, pots, pans etc… [...]

  • Jamie 6 YEARS AGO

    So for anniversary sake…I went back to your first blog. And I just realized that your doggie (not sure which one) decided to pose with your pantry. Too funny and too cute! :)

    Congrats on one year of blogerific blogs!

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