Saturday, July 01, 2006

Good morning to myself!


My friend's mom (well, mum) says 'Good morning to myself!' when she does something which is relatively tedious in the scale of life but still it makes you happy every time you look at it. I say this every time I see my (drum roll please...) newly organised pantry!!! Isn't it beautiful! And yes, Mom, the spices are alphabetised.















On the left side of the top shelf, I've got rice (brown, Basmati, Arborio, sushi); legumes (red and green lentils; adzuki beans; 9-bean soup mix); and grains (millet, cornmeal, polenta, barley) in stackable containers. On the right side, I've got sauces, condiments, stock, and canned fruit.




On the left side of the next shelf, I've got my oils (extra-virgin olive, canola) and vinegars (Balsamic, apple, rice); garlic in a bowl; lots of stock cubes; and extra bits (coconut, sunflower seeds, apricots, barley). On the right side is all my spices on a Lazy susan. Behind are cans: tuna; beans (refried, chickpeas, red kidney, cannelini); tomatoes (paste, crushed, pizza sauce, prepared sauces).

7 comments:

Faux Couture said...

OMG, you have made me realize how few spices I even have much less do not cook with :-/

Faux Couture said...

Very nice. I have become a clean freak as I've gotten older, the OCD in me really *enjoyed* --in a twisted way seeing your clean and organized pantry.

I'm a sick sick person :-/
I keep thinking of me saying with wide excited eyes, "let me see your pantry, let me see your pantry".... {{LMAO}}{{snort..}}

kentuckymama said...

Well, good morning to you indeed!! I am so ashamed of my pantry right now. Alphabetized spices...I am quite impressed!

Faux Couture said...

Now that I think about it Ozegrrl is the one with the "real" OCD!

Ozegrrl said...

Yes, looking at these pictures I do feel like a huge honking dork haha. I always told myself that the week I alphabetized my spices was the week I went back to paid work!!!! And it is true, now that I'm working I see that it's more productive to be paid for being hyper-anal. (Mind you my new career of scientififc editing is going to definitely hone these OCD tendencies: 'I believe that's an en-dash, not an em-dash, Dr ScienceNerd?')

Even though I am embarrassed about alphabetizing my spices, I must admit it is very handy. I love my Lazy susan too... uses the space so efficiently. I love having a pantry stocked with all the basics and then I can cook a huge range of dishes depending on the fruit and vegetables in season.

Hmmmm maybe so you don't think I'm insane I should balance this with a photo of my closet... or the storage room... or the garage... or my brain...

Faux Couture said...

Oh, yes I want to see your closet, especially your undie drawer.. do you still wear granny undies like me :-P {{snort}}

Lizza said...

Good Morning to YOU!!! But - from one OCD to another - what do you do with the McHerbs? Do they go before the Marjoram or after? Ug! ;)