My friends and family get caught off guard by me sometimes. “Can I get a picture of your pantry for an article I’m writing”? The first few times I asked this, the response was the same, an indulging smile followed by an awkward silence. The hesitation, which is totally understandable, was that they felt their […]
This little urban homestead lacked a little urban pantry when we moved in last year. This summer I got to remedy that! I really enjoyed learning to build custom shelves and making my kitchen function better.
As we place the final batch of canning on our pantry shelves, I have to admit that my heart is filled with pride over what is before me. Row after row of colorful jars (472 of them) have been filled with this seasons bounty of organic heirloom produce. Onions, garlic and herbs hang from rafters […]
Do you use what you have in your pantry? Do you even know what’s in your pantry? Here are a couple common ‘hang-ups’ for some folks. Also, there are a couple ideas for keeping the pantry organized. The same system doesn’t work for everybody so take a look and see if it could work for […]
Homesteading is defined, in part, as a lifestyle of self-sufficiency characterized by subsistence agriculture and home preservation of food stuffs. It’s a big job – where do you begin? The annual ebb and flow of homesteading life can feel a bit like playing a game – you keep going around the board (hopefully) making small […]
I remember as a child my parents didn’t have extra money for new shoes or the new Barbie doll I just thought I needed, but I don’t ever remember feeling hungry. My belly was always full and our cupboards were always stocked. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I understood that my parents […]