When it comes to apartments, I seem to have a type – old and quirky. Who needs an in-unit washer and dryer when you can have a triangular closet that can barely contain a pair of shoes unless they’re turned sideways? A bathroom door that doesn’t lock? Privacy be damned – it still has the original cut glass door knob. And the kitchen? Functional cabinets,…
The Resident Chefs from our cooking class program had so much fun with our first 7-Ingredient Challenge that we decided to hold another one. We asked a few of them what — if anything — they could cook with a few common pantry ingredients and these seven ingredients:
- Three ripe kiwis
- One head of cauliflower
- Leftover roasted beets
- One package of frozen, breaded chicken…
Let’s say that you find yourself in the unenviable position of coming home hangry. You stomp into the kitchen and find only:
- white button mushrooms
- butterscotch topping
- Brussels sprouts
- prepackaged pork breakfast sausage
- half a box of couscous
What on earth do you do? Can these seven ingredients possibly be the makings of a meal? Should you just give up and order pizza?
My pantry is, admittedly, aggressively robust. Perhaps these tendencies developed from eighteen years spent growing up on a remote island off the coast of Washington State where the grocery store closed at 6pm in the winter and couldn’t be counted on to supply much more than dust covered spice jars and Friday-treat-day candy bars at 49 cents a pop.
Or maybe my pantry skills…
Today’s post comes to us courtesy of our friend Sarah Barthelow, who writes a lovely blog about everyday, seasonal eating called Little House Pantry. We asked for a peek inside the kitchen of said little house, and she obliged!
A good fry pan
If you only have one pan, it should probably be this one: the All-Clad stainless steel 12″ fry pan. Nonstick can be…