These are the pantry and fridge items and kitchen tools and equipment that I'd tell you to have on-hand – updated seasonally. Naturally, there are a handful of long-life perishables included, too, because it's tough to go to the grocery store every day.
i like to transform fresh, seasonal produce using simple ingredients that are easy to store and have on-hand when needed. it's all about versatility. if you have a surplus of an item or want ideas for a meal, click on the linked items below for a glossary of related recipes.
summer fruits and veggies to look out for:
basil / beets / berries of all kinds / cucumbers / eggplant / figs / greens (arugula; boston red leaf; escarole; spinach) / lemons / onions (vidalia) / parsley / peaches / plums / radishes / shallots / squash / tomatillos / tomatoes
pantry STaples to consider:
almonds / anchovies / capers / chicken stock / couscous / extra virgin olive oil / flour / garlic / hazelnuts / honey / jalapeños (jarred) / mustard (whole-grain) / olives (green) / peanuts / peanut butter / pecans / pine nuts / plum tomatoes (canned) / quinoa / raisins (golden) / soy sauce / sugar / vegetable oil / vinegar (balsamic, white wine, red wine, rice wine)