The theme of the post was to list 10 items (give or take) that you need to have in your kitchen to make good food.
Well, in my kitchen the items would vary seasonally, and based on my whims. Oh, all right, I realize this roundup is for all-the-time items. Preserveable items, or items available year round. Fallbacks. Must-haves.
All right. What could I not do without — provided I was allowed to buy all the other fruit and meat and vegetables I wanted?
I came up with this list. I'll bet a dollar I would probably alter the list tomorrow, but right now it works for me.
You'll notice there's no pasta on my list. I do believe pasta is a kitchen staple, but it sort of fell off my list when I started eating a local diet. I have boxes and bags and packages of dried pasta in my pantry to eat up, and one of these days, I will.
I'm flexible. (Because I'm not always entirely local when it comes to flavorings, like soy sauce and spices.)
CheeseHa, ha. This is fun. I can't wait to see what I'll think up tomorrow. I know I doubled up a bunch of items, but you might be able to talk me into picking just the one or the other... Maybe.
Tomatoes (frozen if not in season)
Herbs & Spices
What would you choose? Feel free to swipe this meme-theme for your own blog.