Some of My Favorite Ingredients

Some of My Favorite Ingredients

In no particular order, here’s what I find myself using a lot lately:

Fig balsamic vinegar. Sometimes I’m tempted to eat this with a spoon. It’s tart and sweet at the same time–really livens up a simple salad.

Dried cherries
Nonstick cooking spray
Pine nuts

Fox’s U-Bet chocolate syrup–the one and only, what I grew up with. S puts it in his coffee, and I use it in a really dense and shockingly simple brownie recipe.

Fleur de sel
Lolla Rossa and Oak Leaf lettuces
Scharffen Berger 70% dark chocolate

Peperoncino piccante paste. I use this several times a week, to liven up soups & pastas & quick stir-fries. (Sorry, I couldn’t find a link–don’t know what I’m going to do when I run out!)

Parmigiano Reggiano
Extra virgin olive oil

Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter: on a piece of crusty fresh bread it’s like an American Nutella, only with a texture that’s somewhere between crunchy and creamy peanut butter.

Brussels sprouts
Jonagold and Mutsu apples
Pappadew peppers

Plugra butter
King Arthur unbleached flour

What are your current faves?