Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pantry Purge Party

Who's up for a fun challenge?

Go to your pantry. Find the item in it that you haven't used in the longest time. Something that has been lying forgotten in a back corner. Something that you seldom use. Why did you buy it?

Did you think I was going to tell you to throw it away. No way, that's not Elastic Mom style.

Now, here's the fun part:

We are going to USE IT AND NOT LOSE IT.

See how you can use it in the next few days by combining it with ingredients that you already have in your home. No shopping allowed for this challenge.

After you have used it, leave a comment below,  letting us know what it was and what you made with it.

My most ancient pantry item is gelatine. It has moved house with me a number of times. I bought it for some forgotten reason. After paging through my recipe scrap books, I couldn't decide between ginger mousse or honey and cardamon mousse. So my beekeeping husband decided for me - the honey one. Tonight I first need to make some yoghurt from the abundant milk that we have, and then I will make the mousse tomorrow, a special treat for my family.


  1. Wow what a challenge. I'll see what I can do!

  2. Fantastic, so far it's two of us partying in the pantry. My honey cardamon mousse is half made and it smells heavenly.

    Who else wants to join the fun?

  3. Mmmh Cath, my two oldest things are amaranth and quinoa....eeish...will have to be really creative with those :-(

  4. Quinoa... how about a lovely quinoa salad with quinoa, fresh garden greens and beans or feta or other cheese or nuts of sorts, and chopped tomatoes or other veggies in a lemon vinaigrette.

    What is amaranth?

  5. My mousses are looking beautiful - dinner party standard. Hope to please , and surprise the men in my life - my daughter watched me make them.

  6. Everything in my pantry has been there less than 3 weeks. I'll play along in about 4 and s bit months when we are preparing to leave Berlin.