I recently went on a polenta kick. Which means I bought a box of cornmeal. Which the Nasty Ass Ralphs I bought it from sold to me pre-infested with FUCKING WEEVILS.
The fucking weevils proceeded to make themselves at home in my flour, my sugar, my SODDING COUS COUS. It was not pleasant.
Boy and I cleaned out the cupboards, washed everything down with bleach and Simple Green, because OH MY FUCKING GOD THERE WERE BUGS IN OUR FOOD. (If I seem to be dropping an unusually high number of F-bombs in this post, trust me, they are warranted.) After the panicked, icked out cleaning and subsequent tossing of pretty much every dry food item we owned, I decided IMMEDIATELY would be a good time to finally invest in some Hermetic Storage Jars from The Container Store. After the weevils, it feels damn good to say my lentils are HERMETICALLY SEALED, thankyouverymuch.
So, this is what our pantry now looks like (click the link for an annotated Flickr version of the photo). All happy and bug-free and whatnot.
I had an incredibly geeked out fun time photographing and noting the pantry. Too much fun, if you ask me. And it got me thinking that it could be REALLY FUN to see the insides of other people's pantries, fridges and kitchen cupboards. So, just to gauge interest here, would anyone join and post to a Flickr group on the subject? Or at least lurkingly stalk one?
*Because $100 is what I spent on glass jars and new peas.