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September 8, 2012

The Pantry Alphabet: Z

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What is it?

Do you have this ingredient in your pantry?

Which of these recipes from The Perfect Pantry contains today's ingredient?

1. Chickpea, quinoa and spinach salad with preserved lemon vinaigrette
2. Whole wheat orzo with cucumber, mint, feta and olives
3. Spiked Cornish game hens

When you guess which recipe contains the ingredient, please leave only the number 1, 2 or 3 in the comments below. Please don't leave the name of the ingredient, so others can have fun guessing, too. And let us know if you have this in your pantry.

(Spoiler alert: The name means thyme in Arabic, but thyme isn't the main ingredient.)

See you next Saturday, for something new.

Last week: yogurt.

Comments

#2, and I have some - such a wonderful combination of flavours and textures.

Lydia - the pantry alphabet has been so much fun. I was surprised at how many I knew. I hope you have a wonderful late summer weekend. Here it is most definitely spring - today we have had the gale force winds and horizontal rain to prove it!

Yes, #2. My friend Diane (The Whole Gang) gave me some a few years ago. Before that I knew nothing about it. Now I love using it!

I haven't played along much, but this was a fun series, Lydia. Thanks! :-)

Shirley

I think No. 2.

I always learn so much here, Lydia.

#2 We make herb butter with this and put it on corn hot off the grill...
Thank you for the fun and learning A-Z and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Oh yes, you know I have this one! Can't wait to see what the new feature is.

2 - and I guessed it! I'm so excited! (I think I have some in my pantry...somewhere...)

#2; I bought some for the first time recently and have been having a great time cooking with it.

The pantry alphabet was so much fun; I'm sorry to see it come to an end!

#2

#2. I don't have any, but have always been intrigued by it.

I think it's #2. I only heard of this within the last couple of weeks, and have no idea what it tastes like, or uses for it. Thanks, Lydia!

#2. I've been meaning to get some.

#2 -- yes, in my pantry too.
With corn, wonderful idea! Typically, brushed on pita with olive oil.

Is it Z already? Can't believe 26 weeks have passed already. What a revelation it is to see these photos. Even the most familiar take on a new look in the camera's eye.

...now what's up her sleeve?

#2!! I don't have it but I know about it from you! I want to try it and the next time I get to Penzey's I am going to get a tiny container!

#2! One of my favorites. Have you made your own before? I know where to get wild sumac and have often daydreamed about making my own.

You got me! I have no clue! This is fun.

#2

But we don't have it in our pantry as we don't do much Middle Eastern cooking.

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