Moths and clutter led me to start refreshing the corner pantry cupboard a few days ago…
…and an early morning walk inspired me to finish (tho’ I think it was more the sunshine and flowers).
Fresh paper, the old boards sprayed and wiped with orange-scented homemade cleaner, all of the the jars that were still full of wholesome and-shall we say-uncompromised foodstuffs were put back in their shining rows.
Grains and legumes…herbs for nourishing herbal infusions (as Susun Weed says)….dried fruit and the granola jar. It looks rather bare….lovely, but bare. Too many jars had to be emptied and the contents composted, as the summer heat did its work in my pantry while I wasn’t paying attention.
So I am glad that we are going to be focusing on thoughtfully stocking our pantries when Wisteria & Sunshine opens its doors again in a few weeks. We will very slowly and steadily find the best sources for oats…coffee…potatoes…all the delicious ingredients that we feed ourselves and our families with. Keeping the earth in mind with each marketing decision and beauty and usefulness when we bring it all home to our kitchens.
In the meantime, the contents of my cupboard may not get as much use as usual for our very late summer garden is finally coming into ripeness. We savored our first tomato sandwiches yesterday, sitting outside in the shade of the elm tree….and sliced our first zucchini oh-so-thinly on top of a simple pizza last evening as the sun set, savoring the last of summer and this August that continues to amaze us with its mildness and warmth.
amanda August 14, 2014 at 11:52 am
Dori August 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm
I still love the cupboard in that corner. : ) Oh, Lesley, I am so looking forward to the day I can place my glass jars into their new home.
lynn August 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Really lovely cupboard. I like this time of the year, storing and jamming tucking goodies into cupboards for winter treats lovely
Erin August 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm
Lovely pantry! Doesn’t it feel great to clean and organize it? I did so with my pantry closet (not as lovely as yours) earlier this summer and felt so great for weeks.
Deb August 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Delightful! Love the corner cupboard! I bet the zucchini on your pizza was delicious. And haven’t the Queen Anne’s Lace been over-abundant this year! It’s beautiful.
Marcela : Naturally Fun Days August 15, 2014 at 2:36 am
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I love the light and the whites. And your pantry cupboard, so cute. It’s making me think I need to do some cleaning too to ready for the months we’ll be spending more time indoors, right? Have a great weekend.
victoria August 22, 2014 at 9:12 am
What a lovely post…it feels so heart good to read your blog posts again…and reconnect with your gentle spirit.
Thank you and many blessings
Jude August 22, 2014 at 10:17 am
Every now and again, I find a kindred spirit who resonates with me. You are a kind and gentle soul and it is reflective in your writing. I enjoyed your posts and your pictures and your thoughts. Thank you for sharing a little of your life with us. It’s quite lovely.
Kristin August 22, 2014 at 11:25 am
Finding you, reading the blog, and being touched by the poetry and photos and your words. I look forward to more and more times of delight with your words and photos – finding you has been truly a gift. As the summer garden here feeds me and my daughter’s family and is put up for winter deliciousness I give thanks for the bounty that comes from this wonderful earth. My sunflowers are full of great bees, winter squashes getting bigger every day and soon the goldfinches will come to feast on the sunflower seeds.
So much appreciation for you and your gifts shared on this blog.
payday August 28, 2014 at 3:14 am