Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Impromptu Pantry Reorganization

Because this was so impromptu, I don't have befores (that I know of...I'm sure I do somewhere because I seem to take stupid pictures all the time). I reorganized my pantry so that I could fit 2 cans on top of each other on my third shelf. This is how things in my world happen. I go to look for a can of tomatoes, and next thing I know, I'm pulling out all of my stuff and moving shelves.


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Not quite a Martha Stewart spread, but neater than it was. And roomy--I have so much more space just from moving the bottom shelf down 2 inches.


A few of my favorite pantry things:


Crystallized Ginger


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I bought somefrom Penzey's Spices awhile back and this week, decided to eat it as a sweet treat. So good!


Rosti Containers


Canisters


From Container Store. I think how they fit together is just so sleek and space-saving.


Bionature Strained Tomatoes


Tomatoes


From Whole Foods. I think the main reason I like these is that I used to get tomatoes like this when I lived in England in college and pasta was pretty much all I ate. I make my own tomato sauce with it--with just a little garlic, basil, oregano, and a teensy bit of salt and sugar. Much better than the sodium-laden jarred varieties.


Pyrex


Pyrex 


I love old colored Pyrex. I got this blue refrigerator dish at Goodwill for $4.99, and I knew I'd break it if I used it as an actual refrigerator dish. So, I have stacked my tea bags in sideways as a tea caddy. It makes me very happy to see them in there. Simple thrills for simple minds.

3 comments:

  1. I just love to re-organize! Makes me feel so "together", you know? :)
    Hey, I'm sorry I've been out of touch for awhile. We should get together...once you hear what has been going on with work, you'll know why I've been out of touch!

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  2. Fantastic "after" shots, even without "befores" to compare them to. Those containers from the Container Store look great.
    I was trying to figure out a way to chomp those pieces of crystallized ginger right off the screen -- love 'em! I used to eat a fair bit of that, until I was told not to eat much sugar, and I thought with the sugar on the outside of the ginger, I should probably put them in the veto column. Sigh. Have you had ginger chocolates? Chunks of crystallized ginger coated in either dark or milk chocolate (dark's my fave). Absolutely delicious. I have a feeling you'd like them.

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  3. Chocolate Ginger! Yum--I should try that (or rather, maybe I shouldn't!)

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