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Old 11-18-2007, 01:48 PM   #11
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Canned tomato... chunks, sauce, and paste

pasta of various kinds

stock when I don't have any fresh made

rice

cooking oils

potato

various condensed soups for cooking with

extracts

I can see where this list is gonna get lengthy... I'll leave it at that!
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:04 PM   #12
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Bilby, what are jelly crystals?
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:15 PM   #13
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Our pantry looks a lot like Bilby's, sans jelly crystals...whatever they are and jp's, because of our distance to market.

I can't even begin to list how many different kinds of dried beans I have. Same for pastas. I have s wine rack that is filled with a vast array of bottles of vinegar. Dried herbs and spices out the wazoo.

Many kinds of canned goods, especially sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, chilies, pimientos, mushrooms, nuts.

We live nearly an hour from the nearest market, so I have to rely on canned goods (commercial and my own) and frozen foods. Perishable stores are quite limited.

Summertime is especially difficult because our house isn't air-conditioned, so things like onions and potatoes suffer.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:18 PM   #14
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Staples that many may not view as neccesary . . .

Quinoa and various grains, endless varieties of pasta (I know, pasta is a common staple, I have to have an ungodly variety), anchiote paste, Wondra, Ancho powder, Mexican oregano, sherry vinegar, fire-roasted tomatoes . . . to name a few.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:24 PM   #15
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Bilby, what are jelly crystals?
Jelly crystals are just packets of powdered jelly with flavours and colours that you just add boiling water to, pour into your moulds and stick in the fridge for a quick jelly. Most people use these instead of using gelatin leaves/powder. Only use those for fancy desserts or other recipes requiring gelatin. Two songs that every kid used to know growing up was the Vegemite jingle and the Aeroplane Jelly jingle.

Frog pond jellies were a favourite at birthday parties, get a lime flavoured jelly (which is coloured like lawn) and add a few freddo frogs into the mould and then you had chocolate frogs in the pond.

Aeroplane Jelly
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Ah, ha, Bilby. Sounds like our Jell-O. Yep. I have some packages of that in my pantry, too.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #17
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Oh, it appears that jelly crystals is what we call "Jello" in the States.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #18
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Yeah same stuff. Just didn't think of the name for it in the US.
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Actually, jello sounds good right now. <heading to Bilby's house>

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Old 11-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #20
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Port Wine Delight or Cool Lime?

By the time you have flapped your wings all the way to the other side of the world, I should have it ready!!LOL
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