Here's my pantry.
|The much smaller cookbook collection|
|Baking goods, and spices on a lazy susan!|
|Non-food and C's "dangerous" craft cupboard|
By the way, these are carefully framed shots.
Now, back to the pantry. The lovely, lovely pantry. See the recipe books in those pictures? I love recipe books - but we moved most of them out of the kitchen - because we never use them. Some went to charity (the ones with Imperial measures, no pictures and 70's style food - goodbye chicken l'orange!) When I said we never used them, C corrected me and said - yes we did! They were really good at propping up the cot! Err, point made.
But even though there's now not many recipe books in the kitchen ... I kept most of them (remember - hoarder!) Now I have a lovely 'fantasy cookbook' section in the bookcases (or I would, if the bookcases were working, but that's a whole 'nother saga.) This twice-over fantasy section is for looking at gorgeous pics of food I will NEVER make.
|The kids' cookbooks|
And then, there is one more section for a homeschooling, strewing mummy - kids cookbooks. We have so many small cookbooks with lovely pictures that we never use - each usually on a cuisine from around the world. So now the kids can easily access these wonderful cookbooks and learn all about different foods from around the world.
J has already spent a lot of time studying cake books. And C had me reading the Roald Dahl cookbook to him. Which was a lot of crazy fun. I can't wait till they discover the other child-sized books - on Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Tapas, Vegan, garlic, Mediterranean, Italian, Lebanese, finger food. It's going to be a lot of fun. And those books will finally do something other than look sad in the kitchen-of-doom.