So, this is our first week here in our new Finnish digs and I’ve got an entire kitchen to stock. Just about the only things on the shelves were sugar, salt, and half a packet of vegetable stock cubes. Sigh.
I was trying to explain to the boy this morning how tedious and expensive this can be — of course, I did all the shopping for our last pantry so he never really experienced that particular pleasure. Still, I do look forward to being more selective in my purchases so I don’t end up with those inevitable bottles of crap that I won’t use (except on bad potluck casseroles) and am too cheap to throw out.
One of the things I’m most excited about is my new magnetic spice rack (ordered through German Amazon.com because I can’t seem to find the things anywhere else locally), which will serve both as refrigerator art and handy storage devices!
Before and after photos to come, when there is an after…