Metafoodblogging II

I tidied up the pantry today, and thought you might to see a blurry photo of it:


#1 Dr Sister Outlaw on 10.12.08 at 3:41 pm

I thought Owen was the Virgo?

But then I suppose he would have taken an in-focus picture?

#2 kate on 10.12.08 at 4:18 pm

I’ve been thinking the house move might be a good time to improve the organisation of our cupboards/fridge/pantry.

Of course, then I remembered that nothing in our house stays on the “right” shelf because if it’s possible to open it or smash it, it has to get moved up higher. So the current “system” might remain in place for a bit longer. Plastic containers on the bottom, glass further up, regardless of content.

#3 Fluffy on 10.12.08 at 6:05 pm

Hats off to you and your fine pantry! I’m needing more of these small shelves – mine are all 30cm and 50cm tall so there’s not enough of them.

#4 Georg on 10.12.08 at 7:45 pm

Wow. That’s even more anal than my sister’s cupboards…if you’re reading this CSH, don’t tell her I said that…

#5 ampersand duck on 11.12.08 at 10:57 am


#6 FDB on 11.12.08 at 3:01 pm

I really dig the little trays for bottles of migrating sauce. A fluid-dynamics-compliant pantry is what you’ve got right there.

#7 Dorothy on 11.12.08 at 6:46 pm

Tidy! But I’m interested that that space being called a ‘pantry’ – I think of a pantry as a walk-in place, big enough to cool things, store things, keep the broom, a big ragbag. I’d call that a ‘food cupboard’ … is the change of definition because houses have got smaller? It’s interesting that people who love food and kitchens and gardens have to ‘make do’ without real pantries these days… maybe there will be a resurgence of real pantries, incorporated into house designs. Box rooms would be nice too …

#8 librarygirl on 11.12.08 at 8:03 pm

Nigella Lawson (at least, as shown on her cooking programs) has a walk in pantry I would just about kill for. Huge.
My pantry looks exactly like yours, same number of shelves, stacked with many gigantic glass jars (bushells tea, pablo coffee) sourced from op shops. Much prefer this to Tupperware.

#9 another outspoken female on 11.12.08 at 8:29 pm

Almost as good as the fridge…and as organised.

Yes definitely some virgo lurking somewhere deeply within you. Satisfying, isn’t it :)

#10 Zoe on 11.12.08 at 8:46 pm

Only Pluto in Virgo, aof. I blame my bossy and organised Leo mother ;) and am happy to admit that I do feel more secure with a well stocked cupboard.

fluffy, it’s an angle thing – the three lower shelves are about 25 cm and the jars are in fact enormous.

Dorothy, I lust after a real pantry. I have two friends with proper walk-in jobs, one a serious home cook and the other this lass. The one I covet was from an episode of Grand Designs, the “Lime Kiln” house. Sadly no pictures of the pantry in the slideshow, but I gasped out loud it was so exciting.

#11 Kate (the uppercase one) on 13.12.08 at 4:07 pm

The entire lime kiln house is my idea of the perfect home, from the walk in pantry to the beautiful library, the way they used wood on the outside, the green roof, the bit of industrial decay in the backyard… excuse me while I drift off into my own little (design) fantasy land

FWIW I’m a virgo and my pantry is nowhere near as organised as that.

#12 cristy on 15.12.08 at 8:15 am

oh that house was great, but far too massive. We don’t have a pantry of any description here. Stupid ‘modern’ house. We have had to use a bookshelf.

#13 Emily on 18.12.08 at 7:12 am

V. v impressed with your beautiful store cupboard. I too have indecent thoughts about walk in pantries… I’d even settle for those new fangled pull out ones

When we moved in to our flat it came with an old style dresser – glass fronted shelving up top, wooden shelves below plus a couple of narrow drawers in between. I got a major sense of satisfaction from laying down all my spice jars in the drawers – ‘savoury’ on the left ‘sweet’ on the right…. I’m a capricorn, but slightly OCD…

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