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A New Year Inventory

 

 

We got to chatting about store cupboards on Twitter today, that’s me, Wendy, Linda, Helen and Jules, as Jules had blogged a suggested store cupboard essential list.

I thought what would my own staples be?

And actually, what do I have in my dry goods cupboards?  Time for an inventory.

I have several cupboards packed full of food.  (I try to keep them clean and tidy, as I had problems with moths this year. I have had them hatch in several things from China (mainly nuts and seeds) so most things are now kept in ziplock bags or sealed containers to isolate them, and I check for  any hatchings about once a month.  Nothing untoward for the last couple of months thank goodness, so fingers crossed I am clear.)

I am a serial food buyer, I love to try new things. I will make a new recipe that needs something I don’t have and that gets added to the inventory. How much is essential? that is the question…

Here is my New Year cupboard inventory.

GRAINS

  • Arborio rice
  • Carnoroli rice
  • Vialone Nano rice
  • Basmati rice
  • Sushi rice
  • Wild rice
  • Ground rice
  • Pearl Barley
  • Giant Couscous
  • Orzo
  • Fregola
  • Bulgar wheat
  • Spelt grain
  • Pedon 5 grains
  • Barley flakes
  • Rolled oats
  • Medium oatmeal
  • Semolina
  • Soup pasta
  • Penne
  • Linguine
  • Spaghetti
  • Pastina for soup

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SUGARS

  • Xylitol
  • Brown Splenda
  • Candarel
  • Stevia
  • Soft brown
  • Demerara
  • Muscovado
  • Golden Caster
  • Granulated
  • Palm sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Golden icing sugar
  • Fondant icing sugar
  • Royal icing sugar
  • Jam sugar
  • Honey

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PULSES

  • Chick peas
  • Red lentils
  • Puy lentils
  • Butter beans
  • Split fava beans

NUTS

  • Flaked almonds
  • Whole almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Chopped hazelnuts
  • Whole hazelnuts
  • Salted peanuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Pine nuts

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SEEDS

  • White sesame
  • Black sesame
  • Tahini paste
  • Pumpkin seeds

OILS

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Cold Pressed Rape Seed Oil
  • Garlic Rape seed oil
  • Stir fry Rape Seed oil
  • Organic Rape Seen Oil (for frying)
  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Walnut oil

FLOURS

  • Potato flour
  • Cornflour
  • Buckwheat Flour
  • Sauce Flour
  • Bread Flour
  • SR flour
  • OO flour
  • Wholemeal flour
  • Rye flour
  • Tapioca flour
  • T65 Bread flour
  • Gram flour
  • Soda Bread mix

VINEGARS

  • Sherry Vinegar
  • Cider Vinegar
  • White wine Vinegar
  • Red wine Vinegar
  • Rice vinegar
  • Seasoned Rice vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • Various home made fruit vinegars

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BAKING

  • Cocoa powder
  • Dried prunes
  • Dried apricots
  • Golden Syrup
  • Black treacle
  • Sultanas
  • Lexia raisins
  • Brown malt
  • Dried sour cherries
  • Currants
  • Instant dried yeast
  • Leaf gelatine
  • Xanthan gum
  • Chia seed
  • Baking powder
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Cream of tartar
  • Glucose syrup
  • Citric acid
  • Orange flower water
  • Essences and flavourings
  • Vanilla essence
  • Glace cherries
  • Candied peel (orange and citron)
  • Dried dates
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate
  • 70% chocolate
  • 100% chocolate
  • Marzipan
  • Rennet

CONDIMENTS AND STOCKS

  • Essential cuisine stocks
  • Miso stock
  • Dashi stock
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Brown sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Whole grain mustard
  • English mustard
  • Chili sauces – sweet and smoked
  • Shoyu sauce
  • Light soy sauce
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Teriyaki marinade
  • Gravy browning
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Wasabi powder and ready made tube
  • Branston pickle
  • Ketjap manis (sweet soy)
  • Shrimp paste
  • Capers
  • Tom Yum paste
  • Pickled onions
  • Cornichons
  • Marmite

CANNED

  • Soups
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • Stir in pasta sauces
  • Petits pois
  • Sweetcorn
  • Cannellini beans
  • Puy lentils
  • Butter beans
  • Chick peas
  • Red kidney beans
  • Oyster sauce
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut cream
  • Canned chestnuts

OTHER

  • Teas- Yorkshire English, jasmine, oolong, mint, camomile
  • Coffee – Espresso, Cafetiere, Instant
  • Seaweed Salad
  • Nori seaweed
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Drinking chocolate
  • Custard Powder

Phew!!

So how many of these do you have in your store cupboard?