It's January! Time for eating hearty, soul nourishing meals we have put away in the cold room, cupboards and freezers. It's time to do the deep clean of all the food in our houses - rotate, use up, save on groceries and get creative in the kitchen! What else are you going to do with all the snow and cold temperatures coming our way?
If you've been around for a while, you know the Pantry Challenge drill, but with so many new faces in the community, let's do a quick overview.
The Pantry Challenge is to help you: save money, reduce waste, rotate through your food, learn new recipes and get the family involved in some fun in the kitchen. The concept is to not buy groceries for the month of January, BUT you are your own rule maker. So! If you need to buy dairy products, or bread or whatever it is, no sweat! You make your own rules. The goal is just to buy less and try to go as long as possible without grocery shopping.
This year we are really excited to learn some new cooking techniques and introduce new styles of cooking into our repertoire. We will be highlighting foods made with flour (Yikes! Not my comfort zone.) with our new community member Kasia Diana. Kasia is going to teach us to make some dishes from her Polish background. We are excited to get together in the kitchen and cook with friends. (This is also something YOU could do, too.)
We will be sharing all our meals, discoveries, recipes and ideas on our social media pages. We invite you to follow along under Fundy Farms: local harvest on Facebook and Instagram.
We hope you will get involved and join in on the fun. You can also follow #threeriverschallenge #pantrychallenge2023 on Instagram to see what others are doing for the challenge as well.