from the depths of the pantry
2.5 jars of green/brown and 1 of red lentils
3 packets of millet
2 red/1 white packets of quinoa
4 tins of borlotti beans
a wide assortment of dried beans
3 opened bottles of rice wine vinegar
2 open bottles of Chinese chili oil
lots of different bottles of vinegar (balsamics of varying ages, red wine, white wine, sherry, 2 x apple cider)
3 jars of dried shitake mushrooms (originally fresh, then if not all used dry rapidly in the paper bags they are bought in)
rices of every description
at least 8 bags of gluten-free pasta and a few wheat ones as well
5 packets of plain rice crackers
plus the stockpile of organic canned beans and tomatoes in the laundry
a respectable amount of
canned kidney beans and chickpeas
an open packet of salty plums
rancid seeds and nuts
baked goods lingering in tins too long
some rice cakes that tasted like polystyrene
lots of extraneous packaging
Neat and tidy
Multiples amalgamated into bigger receptacles and little bits down graded to smaller.
Most of the bottles of various liquids rehoused in a sturdy baking tray so can be moved en masse when needed.
Cupboard now clean and usable...but for how long? Due to having such a small kitchen (though bigger than the last one) there is another cupboard with overflow food, the tea/coffee and assorted things that don't fit anywhere cupboard, the spice drawer and the fridge which almost every open sauce bottle, jams, pickles, chutneys, relishes and goodness knows what else - gets shoved in there.
PS: I guess it will be dal for dinner tonight.
Update: The SE made a nice silverbeet (the last from the garden) and lentil spicy concoction for dinner with brown rice. Spent the night in a fair amount of um..intestinal dyscomfort.