Friday, January 30, 2009
Dream Pantries and Creating a Larder of your Own
I love looking at pictures of pantries and thought you might like to see these pictures I found in a couple of library books. Having a pantry is a very frugal and economical thing to do and getting ideas from other pantries can be very helpful in getting motivated.
These books were published in the early eighties. I checked out several "organizing books" and noted that none of the newer books had information about pantries.
This is a quote from one page:
"The larder is an old-fashioned idea that's worth a second look. The handsome built-in storehouses featured here are great for cooks who like to stockpile canned and packaged foods when they're on special at the supermarket or who buy large quantities of their favorite fruits and vegetables at height-of-the-season prices.
If your larder is primarily for fresh produce, its best to keep it cool and dark. Use wire shelves or vents to the outdoors (cover them with fine window-screenmesh) to keep air circulating, and avoid storing any bruised or damaged produce."
So being frugal by having a pantry, aka a larder, is definitely not a new idea. But, most of us don't have pantries like these, so we have to make do with what ever we have. Any cabinet, closet or box can be the start of your own pantry.
Here's a post about my pantry with pictures that I did for Frugal Friday once before.
I hope these pictures will give you some great ideas for creating a pantry/larder or for improving the one you already have.
I especially like the pictures that have shelves for cookbooks.
Go to Biblicalwomanhood for more Frugal Friday posts.
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