Pantry Pictures

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  1. TJN66

    TJN66 Canning Crazy Supporter

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    Seeing some of the pantry pictures in other posts has gotten me to thinking. Dangerous I know! ;)

    I would love to see other pictures of pantry set ups, canning jars and the like. I have a basement that I could convert part of to a huge pantry. I would love to see some more ideas.

    So please...post some pictures for me to get (steal) ideas from! :bouncy:
     
  2. JulieBaby

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    Ooh, yeah! I loved looking at the pictures, too.
     

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    I always enjoy looking at everyones pictures.
     
  4. coalroadcabin

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    My storage is in the basement so the lighting isn't the best for pictures -

    Here is my storage area.
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    Here is a close up of one of the shelves.
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  5. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    some more pics of my shelves.

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  6. Kmac15

    Kmac15 This is my life

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    Very nice Pics
     
  7. TJN66

    TJN66 Canning Crazy Supporter

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    Oh wow! that is amazing!
     
  8. JulieBaby

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    What's in the two beige jars between the blueberry-cherry fruit spread and the pears?
     
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  12. coalroadcabin

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    It's Ginger Garlic Mustard. The recipe is in the Ball book. It's really good and was very easy to make.

    Oh, and those aren't pears. I used the recipe for Spirited Peaches in the Ball book and used white peaches, honey syrup and Capt Morgans spiced rum. It's also really good and very easy to make.

    I've been experimenting with recipes for holiday hostess gifts.
     
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  13. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    wow Oberhaslikid, you've been busy! Looks good!
     
  14. NEfarmgirl

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    I don't have any pics of our area but we use the electrical room(4'x7') for storing most of our canned goods. This year has been good so we are going to put some shelves under the basement stairs to store the rest. Both areas are very dark and stay cool. Also, we don't lose any living space to our food. The previous owners left a couple of old water bed frames so we used those to make heavy duty shelves that hold a lot. I store some dehydrated food in totes under the shelves and so far that set up works for us.
     
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    Great Pics. I was also gonna ask about the Ginger garlic.
     
  16. TJN66

    TJN66 Canning Crazy Supporter

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    I wish I had all that canned! Im working on it but you are all way ahead of me =)
     
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    Lateral Filing Cabinets are great. You can pull out the shelves for rotation. They have a safety mechanism so only one drawer can be pulled out at once. And if all the drawer's shut, very good rodent control! This is my 'store bought' storage. Mostly Aldi's that I like to keep on hand.

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    This picture shows a drawer that is pulled out. When I am going to make a trip to Aldi's to stock up, I just count how many cans are missing and purchase that amount. When I bring them home, I move all the older cans forward and put the new stock in the back.

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    Here's a tip that I've not seen anyone use before. I take my empty canning jar boxes and put them in the floor joists of the basement. I use insulation batting wires to hold them in place. This really frees up the flat surface area in my pantry space.

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    Lateral File cabinet that is closed. Notice that the handles are on the lower part of the drawer. These open toward the ceiling and then push into the drawer. There is also a pull out shelf for putting things on.

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    These shelves are in my 'home canned' pantry. I have four file cabinets like this one. When fully stocked I dedicate entire shelves to one item (i.e. beans or potatoes) Each drawer can hold 32 quarts. Pints can be stacked and I always make sure there is cardboard between layers.

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    This cabinet is a lateral file, but the drawer fronts do not close up into the unit. I use this type for wheat, sugar, flours, coffee/tea, etc. I prefer to use this type because it is really tight and I feel it is an added protection against rodents. No safety feature with this file, so I must be sure to open carefully!

    These cabinets were all purchased cheaper than we could have purchased new metal shelving. They are also great in a garage for paint can storage, chain saws, & power tools. Keep an eye out for them!
     
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  18. coalroadcabin

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    jmtinmi,
    GREAT idea!!! We use lateral file cabinets here at work for our files.....I look at them everyday and never once thought to store food in them. I'm going to keep an eye out for used ones.
     
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    You have some great storage ideas, jmtinmi!
     
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    ohhhh sooo pretty!!!!!