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Thyme for Cooking Kitchen: The Well-Stocked Pantry

Easy Gourmet Recipes are seasonal; thus, The Pantry is also seasonal
Standard pantry items will be followed by summer and winter additions.

The Main Pantry

Olive oil for cooking,  I use an inexpensive, low-acid extra virgin olive oil
Olive oil for salads,    a nice, flavorful extra virgin for use in salads
Garlic
Onions
Shallots
Sea salt - in a salt mill
Whole black pepper in a pepper mill
Dijon-style mustard
Whole grain brown mustard
Prepared mayonnaise
Ketchup
Soy sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Lemon juice
Dill pickles
Capers
Olives, both green and black
Chicken stock (broth), liquid, paste or granules
Beef stock (broth), liquid, paste or granules      
2 kinds of bite-size pasta,  farfalle, rigatoni, fusilli, penne
Orzo
Arborio rice,  for risotto
Basmati rice
Brown rice
Quinoa
White kidney beans, cannellini
Red kidney beans
Molasses                                                                             top of page
Sherry
White and red wine
Balsamic vinegar
White Balsamic vinegar
White wine tarragon vinegar
Sherry vinegar
Sesame oil or Walnut oil

The Herbs: dried or frozen for winter; fresh for summer

Basil
Bay leaves (laurel),
Chives
Fennel seeds
Herbes de Provence
Marjoram
Parsley
Oregano
Rosemary
Sage
Summer savory
Tarragon
Thyme

The Spices

Chili powder
Cloves, ground
Cloves, whole
Cinnamon, ground
Garlic powder
Ginger, ground
Dry mustard
Whole mustard
Mustard seeds
Nutmeg - whole in/with a nutmeg grater or ground
Paprika, sweet
Dried onion flakes
Dried shallot flakes
Sesame seeds, toasted

For the Fridge - and used most weeks

Eggs
Parmesan cheese,  most often in winter                                       top of page
Gruyère cheese,  most often in winter
Butter,  I don't now and never have used margarine - personal preference
Crème fraiche or sour cream
Greek and/or plain yogurt

Winter Pantry Additions

Green chilies
Tomato paste,   a tube for small amounts, small cans for larger amounts
Canned plum tomatoes
Chopped tomatoes   mine are from my garden and in the freezer
Tomato sauce  (ditto)
Spaghetti
Bread crumbs
White flour 
Whole wheat flour
Cornstarch (Maizena, corn flour)
White sugar
Brown sugar
Baking powder
Baking soda
Bouquet Garni

Summer Pantry Additions

Honey
Pesto
Tapenade
Couscous
Orange marmalade
Lemon marmalade
Barbecued beans
Teriyaki marinade                                                                                     top of page   
Barbecue sauce/marinade