Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Store Cupboard

I am always totally amazed by the amout of food in my store cupboards.. I mean, it's not that there's a lot of space for food, I only really have two and a half cupboards to fill. In the blink of an eye, I feel I could rustle up any number of extravagant meals.. Just off the top of my head, allow me to introduce you to a sneak-peak 'through my drawers' so to speak... :o)

Actually, half way through this list I know I'll go into the kitchen to check because I can't do all of this off the top of my head ..

Tinned anchovies
Seaweed (dulse)
Dashi seasoning
Chinese vacuum packed meat (given to me by Cupcake's chinese friend's mom - can't read the instructions as they're in Chinese - but I'm looking forward to  trying it all the same..)
Preserved lemons
Dried chickpeas
Falafel 'mix'
Tube harissa
Pot Harissa
Hot chilli sauce
Sweet chilli sauce
Pickled red chillis
Pickled green jalapeno chillies
Lemon Juice
Lime juice
Soy Sauce
Worcestershire Sauce
Gravy granules (Chicken, veg and beef flavours)
Coconut milk

Olive oil
Vegetable Oil
Garlic oil
Sesame oil
Ginger oil

Cous cous
Pastille pastry (for making Chicken /Lamb Pastille)

Sweet stuff
Golden syrup
maple syrup
Black treacle
Demerara sugar
Golden caster sugar
Vanilla Extract
Real cocoa chocolate (by that chap Willie who farmed it abroad and shipped it to the UK..)
Self raising flour
Plain flour
Besan flour (aka chickpea flour)
Baking powder
Bicarbonate of Soda
Crumble mix

Tinned baked beans
Tinned spaghett in tomato sauce
Tinned soup (Vegetable)
Cook-in sauce - Chicken Tikka
Green curry paste
Red curry paste
Curry powder

Maryland cookies
Jaffa Cakes
French Fries
Dark chocolate


Strawberry jam
Cherry jam
Lime marmelade
Chocolate spread

Oh gosh, I'm starting to feel sick, the list is endless and I haven't even made it into the kitchen. Suffice to say that most of it falls out of the cupboards every time I open them ! I sometimes think that I should use everything that I have in my cupboards, and then start again.. but life doesn't really happen like that does it ? All I can say, is if you're ever in need of a meal, you know where to come...


  1. I love seeing what others have... it's so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you Priarie Story for your comment - they make my day !

  3. It would be good if other food bloggers did a post like this too. I would also be interested to read what others have and what they find are their 'go-to' items. Maybe Priarie Story you could allow us a sneak-peak at the stuff you have gathered some time... KG


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