Sunday, January 15, 2012


It's that time of year! 2012 is upon us and I'm doing some major housekeeping: of our home spaces, my office, and my blog and web presence. I have a new personal author site that I will now be able to keep routinely updated at In the next few months I will also be uploading and linking direct PDF links to published magazine articles and online articles. You can also browse pantry-related things on a new tabs feature, above, for more information on pantries and specific book-related information.

In honor of this organizational frenzy (which includes my actual pantries) and a new self-imposed frugality (I haven't spent a penny on anything since before New Year's, including groceries), I am happy to announce that copies of my book, The Pantry, are now available for only $10, plus shipping! This is not a book you'd want on an e-reader and, at this price, it's worth having it on your coffee table. They make a great gift or inspiration for your own home.

Why am I doing this, you ask? Several years ago my publisher was going to remainder the books, originally sold at $16.95 (and a bargain at that price). I knew there was still a market for The Pantry, based on people who follow my blog and who often ask me pantry-related questions. And, it remains the only book exclusively on pantries and their history and design in the American home. So I bought all copies back from the publisher that hadn't sold, save for a few they held back for Amazon (about 100 and I believe they are all gone now), and have been selling them ever since.

It's hard to write and market your own work but there it is. I just want to share something with you of which I am proud and that I also believe in: a pantry, of some kind, in every home. And to thank you for your loyal readership over the years: at my blogs and elsewhere.

Now available for only $10.00 (plus $4.95 shipping and handling) 
exclusively from the author (sent media mail with delivery confirmation). 
Click "Order THE PANTRY" for more information, or to order.

Includes autographing and/or inscribing, if desired. 

Inquire about wholesale discounts or other sales at


Wendy @ Celiacs in the House said...

I love my copy and I put out the word to my friends on Twitter. Hope some of them find you and your lovely blogs.

Catherine said...

Thank you so much Wendy. I do not Twitter but appreciate those who do! We also have some gluten-related issues in our family so I will check out your blog. Thanks for visiting and I'm glad you enjoy the blogs (and THE PANTRY) ~ All best, Catherine

Bee's Wing Farm said...

This is such a wonderful book, both scholarly and beautiful.

redditch bathrooms said...

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Unknown said...

I just read your page about the Woodbine Cottage formerly in Sunapee Harbor, New Hampshire. It was a lovely place and your page captured the character of the restaurant. They made a seviche that was the best I ever tasted. I am wondering if you have access to that recipe. I have the cookbook shown on your page but the recipe is not in there. Thank you again for your story on the Woodbine Cottage.

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