Someone asked me to elaborate on something that has always seemed simple to me: Load from the back and take from the front in your pantry. So I got to thinking: most of us are not taught how to manage our pantries and so when we talk about building food stability into your life through developing stores of foods that you actually want to eat, and learning food preservation, it is also worthwhile to discuss pantry management practices. Today, we will cover the 8 basic concepts to bring you to a well-managed pantry.
#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?
Stump the Sauce
- How to get paid via paypal when you have an etsy store – remind people about the holiday gift vendor concept
What’s Up in the Garden
- Lettuces and greens
- Watered the sweet potatoes so we can harvest them
- Still have SOME brassicas left but the cabbage worms have been pretty bad
- A last hurrah of tomatoes and green beans
- Found peppers are starting to produce
Main topic of the Show: Episode 218: Pantry Management 101
- Store what you eat and eat what you store (Jack Spirko)
- Load from the back and take from the front (Stan)
- Cook from scratch – and keep trying new things
- Learn preservation skills and substitutions
- Do a quarterly audit – and make meal plans with stuff that is getting long in the tooth
- Pest control and food protection
- Have backup plans for things likely to happen to your pantry
- Use stuff up
Make it a great week!
Samantha the Savings Ninja