A fresh start in the pantry
Many people clean and organize their homes around this time of year. Something about the new year and fresh beginnings gets people moving and cleaning and trying to make this year more productive than the madness of last year. I love and I am totally serious when I say this...I love to organize things. Nothing makes me happier than going up in the attic and organizing the space. It's a sickness, I know. My husband barely tolerates it and my kids well as you can see from the picture... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Mark Bittman recently wrote a great article in the NY times about getting a fresh start in your pantry. He gives wonderful suggestions on what you should have in stock and what you should just get rid of. I will admit I have the bouillon cubes in my pantry! But I am willing to try his suggestion, "Simmer a carrot, a celery stalk and half an onion in a couple of cups of water for 10 minutes and you’re better off." Ok Mark if you say so, you are The Minimalist after all. Give the article a read here, it's totally worth it.