Monday, May 10, 2010

Quarter Life Crisis Countdown: Kitchen Staples


I'm posting a list of 25 items each day leading up to my birthday at the end of the month to celebrate 25 years of gathered wisdom and useless information.

I'll begin with a place of great importance to me: the kitchen. In a financial pinch,  I can still whip up something tasty as long as I have the following items in my pantry:

1. Lemons (I actually prefer the taste of limes, but they are smaller and often more expensive)
2. Parmesan
4. Sesame oil
6. Vegetable stock (I usually make my own)
7. Ginger
8. Garlic
9. Honey (which my mother has kindly sent me from her own bees in San Diego — Thanks, Mom!)
10. Cinnamon
11. Nutmeg
12. Salt
13. Pepper
14. Eggs
17. Jam
18. Balsamic vinegar
19. Dried herbs (such as sage, rosemary, and thyme — dried parsley does nothing for me)
21. Soy Sauce
22. Pasta
23. Cabbage (lasts for an eternity)
25. Champagne and chocolate (tastes good in any economy)

Mangia!

1 comment:

helvestonic said...

i didnt know you were a cook! mmm :) - Matthew Helveston