Regaining Control … sort of

Posted by on September 16, 2007 | 8 Comments

Feeling overwhelmed with to do’s this past week, I finally realized that my surroundings may be the culprit rather than the tasks at hand.  So… I squeezed in some time this weekend to organize a bit.  Starting with the long neglected cupboards and fridge, I got to work (now what to do with the stuff left on the counter?!).  Just a little preface, since I can’t consume any milk products, I really got into baking a few years ago (many bread products contain dairy).  In keeping with my Frugal Food self, I took up shopping in the bulk foods department for flours, sugars, grains, etc.  Hence, the array of labeled tubs:


However, I had a few bulk baggies of grains that had not yet made it into a nicely labeled container.  Feeling like a complete idiot, I have no idea what these grains are now.  I think one is cracked wheat or wheat berries, but really, I am not sure.  Any guesses?  I could use some help here!


Comments (8)


  1. Hannah says:

    I just love how you’ve organized everything- I’m a bit of a neat-freak myself and seeing everything so orderly like that just makes me feel at home! No idea what those grains are though… Good luck identifying them!

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    wow, I envy the organization of your cupboard!! excellent job!! hmm…I’m pretty sure that those grains are wheat-berries…

  3. alisa says:

    Do you think both of them are? I just need to be able to look up how to cook the darn things! Thanks for your help.

  4. looks like farro to me.
    an ancient wheat.
    but i havent seen wheat berries in a while AND they may be one and the same grain…

    isay walk into your favorite whole foods/co=op market with a handful, i’ll bet they will be able to identify.

    ps can you come and do my cupboards? that p-touch device is a wonder!

  5. alisa says:

    Yes, I may have to head to the market for some confirmation. Send me a ticket and I am there, I love organizing… just not cleaning.

  6. lol, you could do some professional organizing on the side of the other major jobs you have!

    it could be very profitable with some steady clients.

    and helpful, cos they need someone like you. no cleaning involved just organizing.

    im certain there’s a NAPO [nat’l assoc or professional organizers] chapter in your hood.

  7. alisa says:

    I have to find that group! I would even do a swap, they clean my house, I organize theirs. I had a maid for a little while, loved it, but she moved : (

  8. Sarena says:

    I cleaned out my pantry the other day, as well and it still does not look as good as your does! I wish I was better at keeping it up!

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