Thursday, August 23, 2007

the pantry

Today in the kitchen...
Harvest season has begun and the k/>itchen is starting to fill up with some good stuff from the garden. Cherry tomatoes that my dad grew, and today my mom brought over pears and plums from their orchard. Somewhere recently I saw a great plum recipe - was it in Martha's magazine - not sure...
I really need to get out to my own garden and pick tomatoes for canning.
I also have two 8 quart baskets of Red Haven peaches from the farm stand, and I just put a peach/blueberry pie into the oven.
A picture of my cabinet since I painted some of the inside blue...
The kitchen pictures today were inspired by a book I just heard about ~ The Pantry: It's History and Modern Uses by Catherine Seiberling Pond. The picture on the cover alone makes me want to buy this book !!
A Google search brought up her website, which has some great pictures from the book and a link to her wonderful blog. I think you might want to check it out...




20 comments:

  1. That's a good book - I gave away a copy on my blog a while ago.

    Love how your cabinet looks with the blue background. It really makes everything pop. I remember when you made those cake stands. They look great against the blue (love that pom pom fringe)!

    What a blessing to have so much homegrown produce! I wish I knew how to can - although it's way too hot to do any of that here right now.

    Have a good weekend!
    Manuela

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  2. How lovely your kitchen is! Ohhh,I'm green with envy!

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  3. Ohh I am dying to buy a copy of this book. Your cabinet just makes me want to cook, I love it. By the way someone was drooling over my knitting bag you made me today. Everyone wants that bag. Love Clarice

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  4. Look at all of those bowls!!!!!

    A fellow Bowl Collector :)

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  5. Fabulous! You can tell so much about a person by looking in their cupboards! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I have her book and love it. She lives not far from me in NH! Makes me wish I had a real pantry.

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  7. i love your pantry! thank you for sharing the pics.

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  8. Your pantry is as pretty (or prettier) than the book!

    I enjoyed the photos so much that I'm linking here.

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  9. Thanks for pointing out the book. I hadn't seen it before but I just ordered it!

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  10. Wow! Your cabinet is just lovely, Deb! So many wonderful touches!
    Kelli

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  11. What an adorable pantry/kitchen! I like how the red things pop with the blue background behind them.

    Yes, it is the season for canning all those wonderful garden treasures. I've got strawberries soaking in sugar and will be making some apple pies tomorrow. My tomatoes are heavy.

    Happy preserving!
    Jody

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  12. I love your pictures! They should be in a magazine!

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  13. Harvest is such a wonderful time. Your post has reminded me of lots of nice times when my grandmother and stepmom used to get together and can. "Pop"!
    These photos of your kitchen are so pretty.
    Thank you Deb, for the kind thought. I appreciate your friendship, very much.

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  14. Lovely images I wish I was there having a cup and rolling out crust with you. It is just a step back in time.

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  15. I have a lovely pantry cupboard BUT I'd love a real pantry like my Grandmas used to have.....

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  16. Your kitchen is gorgeous! ♥

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  17. You have a beautiful home and gorgeous things in it! I am enjoying your blog.

    Laurie

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  18. Love the Cream of Wheat picture...I have a collection of them in my dinning room. Pam, South Bend

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  19. I love the pictures in that book. I'll have to look it up! Love your post about the simple things. Sounds wonderful to me!

    I've been trying to eat up my tomatoes, green beans, beets, etc. I don't have a garden, but love the farmers markets...

    Kitty

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