No recipe here today. Sorry. But I do have something fun. Some friends of ours moved this week — they left the city this morning and are driving across the country even as I write — and we helped them out by raiding their pantry. There is nothing worse than moving across the country and having to ditch cupboards full of perfectly good food because you just can’t take with you. Right? Or close to the worst thing? Maybe?
We took much of the contents of the pantry off their hands so they wouldn’t have to worry about it. The husband is a chef and so there were a lot of diverse and interesting ingredients in the box we took home, some of which I’d never heard of, much of which I’d never used, and very little of which I have any idea what I’m going to do with. But I’m always up for challenges and adventures, so I’m going to take on this pantry as if it were my own. During the next several weeks I’ll be using these ingredients in the recipes I post here.
Now, I’ve never made anything with many of these things. I don’t know what I’m going to do with them. If you have any suggestions or a recipe you’d like to share that features any of the ingredients, please let me know. I’ll make it and post it. And if no one has any suggestions, no problem. I’ll find my own recipes.
Here’s the pantry:
In case you can’t see it very well, this is what I have:
large tapioca pearls
small tapioca pearls
peaches and cream germade
acini di pepe pasta
sweet baking chocolate
mystery baking chocolate (unsweetened? bittersweet? semi-sweet?)
black currant syrup
germ bran *Edit: it’s wheat bran, not wheat germ, though I have some of that, too.
coconut milk powder
not pictured: 3 pounds of high quality cocoa powder
Let me know if you have any ideas, either in the comments or by e-mailing me at lizzie (at) motherrunner (dot) com. I’m excited to try some new foods — I hope you are too!