Thursday, February 19, 2009
This picture is online at The New York Times, in a blog post about "A Week Without Shopping"-- a weeklong challenge on eGullet to live off the bounty already in your kitchen.
Sounds like a great project. But I'm more interested in the picture.
Just look at all those pretty glass jars, filled with bulk staple ingredients. Not a brand name in sight. Only one container made from plastic. And the jars aren't even all matchy-matchy-- they were acquired over time, for free. Now there is nothing wrong with buying matching glass containers-- I lust after a matched set of stackable glass refrigerator containers. What I'm saying is that these don't match and yet it all looks good together.
I hope my pantry looks like that one of these days.
This has nothing to do with saving the planet. I guess my point, if I have one, is that reducing plastic usage is also a quality of life issue.
Posted by Juli at 4:59 PM