Random Recipes # 35 - Dare to Bare!

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As soon as I saw this months random recipes challenge, I knew I had to take part. Set by Dom over at the fabulous Belleau Kitchen, we had to photograph our cupboards and 'dare to bare' the horrors within. I've risen to the challenge and below, are pictures of my two main 'ingredients' cupboards. These are supposedly for spices, seasoning and baking bits but there are also other things which have sneaked in over time.. tins of beans, marmite, rice.. these should strictly be elsewhere!

Dom asked us to tell you what our favourite ingredients are. For me, as you can see, I have lots of spices and herbs as we love curries and warming stews and casseroles in our house, really anything big and bold in flavour. I think currently my favourite item is my pot of Harissa mix. I've used it in sauces, as a rub and even as a marinade for chicken. Its got endless uses and the flavours are so evocative of somewhere warmer and sunnier than damp Leicestershire. Mine is from Spicentice - a local company to me who produce a lot of different spice mixes. I love their stuff and have quite a few in my cupboards!

Finally, as its a Sunday and grim outside, I was inspired to give my cupboards a good clean out. Look at them now!! Place your bets on how long this will last....

Before:
I will only show you one, the other was just TOO bad!

Cupboards pre-clean out!

Midway (gulp!)

Cleaning out the cupboards

After: 

Lovely clean cupboard number 1
Lovely clean cupboard number 2

So, thanks Dom for inspiring me to look into those cupboards and have a good clean out! A job well done.

Over and Out!

4 comments

  1. I think we 're going to see a lot of clean cupboards this December!!! I love how TARDIS-like your cupboards seem to be. Look at all those ingredients!! Thanks so much for the speedy entry!! Woot woot!!

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  2. Dom had a great idea, didn't he, Gingey?! I couldn't find a way to work a lot of photos of my pantry into my posts for December, but the one I'm putting up on Thursday gave me an opportunity to show one small part of it, so ...

    Anyway, I'm glad his challenge introduced me to your lovely blog and a lot of other blogs I hadn't previously known about!

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    1. Its a fab theme this month! Thanks for your kind words and I look forward to reading your post too!

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  3. Gosh your cupboards looked pretty good BEFORE the clean out - think I have some serious New Year cleaning to do.

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