Sometimes, the simplest things are the most satisfying: mashing an avocado into a crusty baguette with a sprinkle of sea salt; a humble slice of plain vanilla pound cake drizzled with honey; a perfectly hard boiled egg turned deviled with truffle mayonnaise. And to accompany each, a pantry staple – that one ingredient that makes your simple food item shine.
An artisanal ingredient, local to a small community, with as few ingredients as possible. There are many posts from fabulous food bloggers on how to stock up your pantry with staples. Staples like butter, cream, dry pasta, and a few cans of beans. This post isn’t like that. This post will teach you how to cook a perfectly hard boiled egg while it takes you through three of our current favorite products in our fridge and pantry.
The one thing I love about subscription boxes like Hungry Globetrotter, is that I receive some awesome new-to-me products that are hard to find on this tiny island. Like this Smoked Spicy Paprika Finishing Salt – perfect for the deviled eggs I eventually made for breakfast! Hand crafted in small batches by Didi Davis Artisan Food, it’s a salty spice that tingles on your tongue. Perfect for salad dressings or over fresh berries for a burst of salty goodness.
You’ve heard me rave about Sunchower’s Emporia jams and jellies before, but I had yet to try Wendy’s Onion Jam. No joke, you need to become a fan of Sunchowder’s Emporia and support her Etsy shop. She imagines and creates delicate flavor combinations that have you slathering jam on everything from bread to eggs. This Onion Jam is more like sweet caramelized onions, without having to sweat in the kitchen for 40 minutes!