Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Pantry

A convenient place for storing and displaying your kitchen goods. 

To most people, a traditional pantry means a cool, dark room near the kitchen, a room stocked with fresh foods and canned goods and filled with the scents of herbs and spices.  Before home refrigeration became common in the late 1800's, this versatile storage and work room-usually fitted with a stone or wood sink-could be found in most homes.  Shelves held seasonings, meal, and sugar, dairy products were kept on a stone or dirt floor.                                                                                                                                  

Today many homeowners don't have the space in their houses to devote a whole room to pantry storage.  But, with a little imagination, it is still possible to create the effect of a pantry in almost any kitchen.  You might try using an old pie safe to store kitchenware.  Or, fill a wall of open shelving with jars of preserves.  Even tabletops and corners can evoke a pantry feeling when set up to dry herbs and vegetables or to store wares and utensils.                                                                                                                                  

From: The Country Kitchen, Time Life Books 1988.

I wanted to share this with you.  If you are lucky enough to have any space for a pantry, they can be so handy! 


What a wonderful idea! Turn any corner into a Pantry!

Or change a small closet!  Remove the doors and add shelves! 

Happy Weekend!  Will post a new menu tomorrow!


Dee Dee