She comes upon her collection of vinegars, which she uses to brighten the character of certain cakes, to hold the line between sweet and cloying. She takes down a spicy vinegar she bought at a nearby farm; inside the bottle, purple peppers, like sleeping bats, hang from the surface of the liquid. Greenie used it in a dark chocolate ice cream and molasses pie.
Julia Glass, The Whole World Over
While looking for a quote on pantries, I came across this delightful excerpt from The Whole World Over by Julia Glass. I have never read anything by her but it is now on my Books to Read list.
I thought I'd post a pandemic pantry update. Previously at By Lantern Light, I wrote several posts on what to have on hand should a pandemic become a reality. They were written early in the year before the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic. I try to keep an eye on current events and with the way things are going in our world, I think it is time to revisit the posts and update them. I have moved the original pandemic pantry lists over to the cottage and they are posted above (just underneath the journal's title). They still need to be organized a bit better but for now they will do.
While restocking my pantries, I have started to write expiration dates on everything either on the top of the item or the front side of the item or both. This insures that I use things up before they expire and I know what I need more of. My picture above shows one pantry shelf/drawer with my spices, herbs, dried beans, and canned vegetables. They are a bit helter skelter with dates upside down. I need to straighten them up. The pantry in the kitchen has shelves that pull out like drawers. I love this feature. The lower pantry shelves are divided up into baking items, canned goods & spices etc, pasta and sauces, and coffee and teas.
to be continued...