Friday, December 30, 2011

scratch as in ...

how i met your father

 i was gordon's cook at university for a semester.  you ask how did this happen?  an old roommate of mine knew an apartment of boys who wanted a cook.  being a poor starving student i guess it sounded attractive.  especially when she said they were from "wealthy families" and were also cute.
 so i cooked for four "20 something year old guys".
 every evening the running joke was what is she going to make from
"scratch"?

thirty-six years, five children and fifteen grandchildren with one on the way brings you to the present.

my baking cupboard otherwise known as "scratch"


i think i hear angels singing every time i open the cupboard
ahhhhhh ahhhhhhhhh!

i bought the canisters at target.
i bought the spice racks from amazon.

 
my "scratch" cupboard is filled with
  spices
ground nutmeg
whole nutmeg
ground ginger
 cream of tartar
 allspice
ground cloves
 ground cinnamon 
cinnamon sticks
flour
unbleached all purpose 
self-rising 
unbleached whole white wheat 
 cake flour
semolina flour 
vital wheat gluten flour 
wheat grains to grind into whole wheat
sugar
white
 dark brown 
powdered
ultra fine 
  turbinado raw

cornmeal
old fashioned oats
cocoa
chocolate chips
coconut

molasses
 light corn syrup
 dark corn syrup
honey
caramel food coloring

baking powder
baking soda
cornstarch

shortening

pure vanilla extract
pure vanilla bean paste
vanilla beans
almond extract

powdered sugar shaker
cinnamon sugar shaker

i even have room to grow!

3 comments:

  1. i absolutely love this post... not to mention your fabulous scratch cupboard!

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  2. this is on my to-do list for next year. and i would have to say that dad is one lucky guy. such a funny story of how you guys met and fell in love.

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  3. You can come over and organize my pantry anytime you want. :)

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