my minimalist failure – condiments

August 18, 2008

cliff’s comment yesterday got me thinking, “what is a minimalist failure in my life that must be overcome?” counting salad dressings, we have 51 bottles of condiments in our fridge. does that count as a failure?

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3 Responses to “my minimalist failure – condiments”

  1. Meg Says:

    LOL! Sounds like my fridge! I live with my husband and usually at least one roommate (it’s been complicated this month!) and it drives me crazy that we end up with three jars of balsamic vinegar, three jars of bbq sauce, four jars of peanut butter, three jars of mayo…etc. in a small kitchen. Now that one roommate moved out this month and we’re down to just one “official” roommate, I’m hoping that we can condense things a bit. We did at least throw out the bbq sauce finally since we’re trying to get rid of anything with high fructose corn syrup (which they all had) and I figure our next bbq sauce can be home mixed.

    Speaking of, when it comes to stocking the kitchen I’ve tried to buy mostly ‘one-ingredient’ items. It takes up so much less space and by mixing things myself I save a bundle. I laugh when I see the prices for pancake mix or oatmeal packets with fruit and nuts added.

  2. Gabriel Says:

    No, this table is bunk. Honey, for one, is the only food that never goes bad. Ever. And these guys claim 8 months? They’re just making stuff up and playing with colors.

  3. Meg Says:

    I think with the honey it’s just that it tends to crystallize over time — though you can undo that. It’s definitely a “best by” date, not expiration date.

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