You might be a Traditional Foodie if…
…you find yourself doing any of these 12 things!
Thanks to our members who contributed these! You're too funny and it's a blessing to have traditional cooking in common. 🙂
Be sure to add your top reasons you might a Traditional Foodie in the comments…
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Top 12 Reasons You Might Be A Traditional Foodie…
#1 — Just a general overall juggling of things!
TCS member Amy D. says: “Just generally a constant juggling of stuff. Rotating gallon kombucha jars around by date. And second ferments of kombucha….and making sure all of my ferments are properly spaced apart.”
#2 — Your fridge has more mason jars than anything else!
Anonymous TCS member says: “The fridge has more Mason jars than any other type of container. And… you're really glad Superhub baked up that old gift of “cookies in a jar” — the one with all the ingredients layered in — not because you want the cookies but because all the other jars are in use and this new jar means you can try another kraut from the fermenting course. Bonus: it's a wide mouth!” (Photo above is Lynn S.' fridge.)
#3 — Your deep freeze is equal parts…
Anonymous TCS member member says: “Your deep freeze is equal parts:
a. Food that has been prepared: jars of stock, leftover turkey and chicken from roasts, baked bread and about four dozen English muffins for 2 people because, doggoneit, you're going to figure out that recipe if it kills you.
b. Food waiting to be prepared: fruit from the summer, meat from the local farmer.
c. Weird stuff that only cooks hold onto: Ziploc baggies filled with frozen apple cores to try out that Alice Waters apple cider vinegar recipe; vegetable peels and mushroom stems for stock; ice cubed broth, tomato paste, lemon and orange juices (all separate) for smaller volume cooking; rolled up wrappers of frozen herbs and herb butter; and of course the roasted poultry carcasses for the next round of broth-making.”
#4 — The burnt crackers are now sitting in the dog treat bowl!
Anonymous TCS member says: “The burnt crackers are now sitting in the dog treat bowl.”
#5 — Your cast iron skillets never get put away.
Your cast iron skillets never get put away; they take up permanent residence on a back burner of the stove. Because why put them away when you're going to use one again at the next meal?
#6 — Your aloe vera plant on the windowsill functions as a plastic bag dryer.
Yep, it's the world's best plastic bag dryer ever! 🙂
#7 — Your family is trained to ask, “Can I eat this?”
Your family members are trained to ask, “Can I eat this?” before putting any morsel of food in their mouth. Who knows if it's food for them or for a culture, or even a culture itself!
#8 — If your house was on fire, you'd grab your cast iron skillet and sourdough starter on the way out!
Your most valuable possessions (you'd grab them on your way out the door if your house was burning down) is your favorite cast iron skillet, your sourdough starter (and a bit of flour to keep it going), and your Vitamix (insert favorite appliance name here).
#9 — Your dishwasher can't possibly hold all your dishes, so you also wash by hand.
TCS member Chris C. says: “The dishwasher can't possibly hold all the dirty dishes so you hand wash also.”
#10 — You don't know how you ever lived with just 1 freezer and refrigerator!
TCS member Chris C. says: “You have 2 deep freezes and 2 fridges and don't know how you lived with just the one fridge for 5 years. The 2nd fridge holds ferments and brews.”
#11 — No one but you know where to put away all the weird odds-n-ends.
TCS member Chris C. says: “No one but you knows where the weird things live in your kitchen so even if someone kindly puts away all the clean dishes you have a pile of ‘where do these live?' to put away and it overflows the dish drainer.”
#12 — You own 4 Instant Pots, but still want 1 more!
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