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I like the idea of using as many expiring items in recipes as soon as possible.
Once every 6 months, I take everything off the shelves, wash the shelf and go through my hoard. Then I make meals with things that have been sitting there.
"If you can see it, you're gonna use it". Man, I've thrown away a lot of stuff over the years when I re-discovered them after they'd gone bad.
Her spices aren't in her pantry. In a different video she shows all her spices which are located in one of her cabinets in the kitchen.
Would be nice to have a big pantry like that - otherwise this is totally unrealistic because of space. Also I am shocked at to how few spices she has.
Excellent advice! Also, good lighting in the pantry area helps too. Friends tease me 'cause I alphabetize my canned veggies and fruits -- it works for me.
I made rollout shelves for two of my large bottom cupboards. Wow! What a difference! I get much better use of the cupboards and don't have to stand on my head to see to the back of the shelves. I need to do that to my garage pantry shelves that are 3 feet deep- impossible to see to the back.
Wish I had a pantry to organize :(
Besides placing new items to the back, when I buy in bulk, I take a marker and write the date I bought it on top (say 7-14). That way a quick glance tells me old cans from new.
I wish I had a pantry. I have two small cupboard shelves :( (small apartment, living, yay)
I keep trying to organize my very, very small pantry space, but I just can't keep it looking the way it should. I'll have to try harder! :-(
great information,all should view, and review occasionally to remind ourselves. fattyfo
thanks for the info!
Great info. Thank you. My pantry don't have shelves in it.
Thank you, Chef Meg
I just wish I had a pantry. The only way I could organize it so that I can see it is to leave it out on the counter. Even then, not much counter space. I need a new kitchen!
Love her pantry. At 15 inches, mine is too deep. I lose good stuff. And I want roll outs in the bottom. Lots of back issues. Nice.
I try to keep a well stocked pantry. When it's well stocked I can open a cookbook and chances are I'll have what I need for a recipe I want to make.
My husband built me a canned good and spice pantry rack with potatoes and onion bin at bottom. Have cabinets so cannot see. Maybe when replace cabinets should do this instead.
Wish I had a pantry. Very good advice.
Great info and I'm jealous of that pantry!
I only wish I had pantry like hers!
I want a pantry like that!
If you can see you'll use it! That is so true
I just wish that I had a pantry!
I need more items in my pantry; it was good to take a look inside the chef's pantry. I just read something in Sparks about Coconut oil and and Peanut oil. After more research I may add these next in my arsenal. hehe
My kitchen is not much larger than Chef Meg's pantry but I do keep my small pantry pretty organized. Thanks for sharong Chef Meg.
My pantry is stuff with way more food than this :)
Would love to have this space for my cooking!
Is it possible to pin this. I'm redoing my pantry Thanks Chef Meg
Thanks Meg. Good advice!!
Grouping like with like. Thanks for reminding me.
nice clear explanations - thanks!
Great information!! Thank you!!!
Thanks for the reminder to rotate.
I luv this video, it has helped me loads.
Please do more of these where you or mention which foods can be used for dinners. Something along the lines of stocking the pantry for recipes you anticipate using.
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Very organized and informational!
Thank you, Chef Meg
EXCELLENT INFORMATION, THANK YOU.