“What’s Its Shelf Life?” A Nutritionist Cleans Out Her Cupboards – WomansVoicesForChange.com
Summer is in the air! As I sit and type, I can’t believe it is 86 degrees, it is April, and I still have wool hanging in my closet. I confess that I haven’t made the switch yet from winter clothes to spring/summer. I just can’t get myself motivated enough to dive into this very time-consuming project—especially figuring out where to put everything.
So, to get my mind off clothes and my usual obsession with them, I wander into my kitchen and decide to let my nutritionist persona take over. If I am not going to clean out my closets, then I am going to clean out my cupboards. I need to feel as if I’m making some headway with spring-cleaning. Honestly, I keep my cupboards pretty much in order all year round—filled with pretty healthy items, yet not overstocked. So I thought this would be a rather easy task for me.
What I do first is Google for info on shelf lives—and I find this amazing site, http://shelflifeadvice.com/.
I soon realize that I have many items in my cupboards from probably the last time platform shoes were in style. First I go to the herbs and spices, and admit to myself that I either don’t cook enough or simply forget to use all the amazing ones I have. So lots are tossed.
Next, the flour and sugar. Funny that I even have any, considering that I don’t bake and haven’t breaded anything with regular flour in years. Both flour and sugar go. Then I toss the crackers—so many that I don’t eat, and I haven’t entertained since I last bought them. The garbage is now getting full.
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