Monday, 23 December 2013

Random Recipes #35 - Dare to Bare!



This is my last post before Christmas and rather than give you another recipe , I have decided to give you a ‘tour’ of my food cupboards instead.

Dom over at blog Belleau Kitchen has a monthly challenge called ‘Random Recipes’ where he asks people to bake a recipe chosen by some random method from a random cookbook. I have entered a couple of times in the past and would love to more regularly, but sadly the whole ‘random’ aspect freaks me out a little bit!



I love to know in advance what I am baking and have things planned in advance – did I ever tell you I am a control freak?! Anyhoo, I digress. This month, Dom has asked us all to open our cupboard doors to the world and show us their contents. He’s calling it ‘Dare to Bare’!

So, behold my rather messy food cupboard. I didn’t say I was a control freak about the insides of cupboards, as you can see.

The picture at the top is my main food cupboard – sweet to the left and savoury to the right. No idea why I separated like that, but I did. You can see some of my baking ingredients, as well as some US type produce I have picked up on my travels.



Since starting my blog, I have expanded things into my walk-in cupboard, which I have a tiered basket thing going on (above). The top level of which is dedicated to all things baking. I also food baggies, things for foodie photos etc. on levels underneath.



On another shelf I have a large box full of cake decorations, flavours and colourings (above) – another expansion after starting Cakeyboi.



And lastly back to the kitchen and the bottom level of another cupboard which houses my spices. This reeks when you open the door, there is so much crammed in there.

So, that is where the Cakeyboi magic happens! Bit messy, but it gets the job done.


It just leaves me to  say have a very Merry Christmas with all of your loved ones and I will be back with another post very soon.

17 comments:

  1. You have certainly packed plenty into your cupboards, Stuart. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. X

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    1. Thanks Janice - hope you had a good one!

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  2. At first glance I thought this was my cupboard which I've just photographed!! I like your extra hanging basket - where did you get that from? Happy Christmas x

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    1. It's from Ikea Ros, but I've recently seen some in Home Bargains too. Great idea for space saving!

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  3. I don't think your shelves look messy - just abundant and ready for anything. Have a great Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Phil, I hope you had a good one!

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  4. This is surely not the cupboard of a control freak? Organised chaos yes, and clearly ready for anything! Don't you love nosing inside other people's cupboards?????

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    1. I agree, I'm not a control freak at all about what goes in the cupboards Kate!!

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  5. Merry Christmas Stuart! I think our cupboards are a total match. I thought I was looking at mine! =)

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  6. Happy Christmas

    I just showed Mr CC your cupboards and said, "see - it's not just me!". He didn't miss a beat before replying, "but yours are much worse". Curses. You have much neater cupboards than me.....grr!

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    1. I honestly do not believe that CC!! I'm sure you are very tidy. Happy Christmas to you and yours!

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  7. a control freak? what's that?... I too have a lot of stuff in boxes within the cupboards, thinking it will help but in actuality it's just more mess... thank you so much for playing along this month, it is lovely to have you on board and I really do appreciate it... now be brave and play along in January will you? x

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  8. There's something very reassuring about this RR challenge - I'm feeling plenty of cupboard solidarity.

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  9. I DO love a crowded cupboard ...makes me feel like I can whip anything up at the drop of a hat ... you certainly have a good baking thing going on with all the embellishments too! Perfect for this time of year!

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