Sunday, September 6, 2009

Let the Eat Down Begin

A couple of years ago, I started a tradition called "The Eat Down." About every three or four months, I eat down the pantry. I abstain from buying any foodstuff except fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy and I eat down all those non-perishables. I think I do it just to clean out the clutter, but I've also discovered that it forces me to get creative with what I have. What do I do with cranberry chutney, pumpkin butter, 6 kinds of vinegar, millet, lentils (and more lentils), pickled beets, etc? Over the years, the results have been pretty interesting and delicious. At the end of the eat down, grocery shopping is rewarding and interesting. So, the eat down starts today. I'll let you know how it goes.

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