One aspect of housesitting my husband and I really enjoy is walking into a stranger’s kitchen and seeing what’s in their pantry and cupboards. Both my husband and I love to cook and especially enjoy the challenge of walking into a kitchen and not knowing what the homeowners have or how well equipped the kitchen is. Friends of ours ask isn’t it stressful to do that but we don’t feel that way. Of course it takes a while to figure out where things are but we enjoy that challenge. I remember making a salad in a pot on a first night sit as I didn’t see the extra cupboards in a handleless style kitchen!
We have also discovered and become hooked on certain food items, etc. we have tried in our housesitting kitchens - I love chili sauce, smoked paprika spice, chai tea and a mandarin/orange/pineapple seltzer, not to mention a variety of wines - all items that I now buy on a regular basis. Thanks to homeowners who have introduced us to these never tried before goodies! What’s some favorite goodies other sitters have tried on their house sits?