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June 16, 2013

Seven things I want to know about you (and The Perfect Pantry celebrates seven years)

Seven-candle

All blogging is personal.

When I wrote my first blog post in June 2006, I had no idea how much that sentence would set the course for my writing over the next seven years. A blog doesn't have to be confessional, but it is always about the blogger. After all, that's why you're here, isn't it? To get my take on recipes, pantry ingredients, and healthy cooking.

If you've been reading The Perfect Pantry for a few months, or a few years, or from the very beginning, here are a few things you've learned about me.

I live with my husband Ted in a log house in Rhode Island, where we have indoor plumbing, an outdoor fire pit, two porches, occasional wild turkeys, deer, and, once, a cow that wandered over from a neighbor's farm. I have an herb garden, a favorite cousin Martin, a friend Bob who makes some of my prop plates and bowls, and a year-round hankering for soup.

I always choose chocolate over vanilla. I grill in my pajamas in the middle of winter. I'm a bake-o-phobe. I love red eyeglasses, turkey meatballs, traveling in Japan, and 1960s romantic comedies. Cauliflower is not my favorite, but I'm working on it.

Over the years, I've learned a few things about you, too. You are smart and creative. You like to cook, but not fuss. You are well-read, and love to explore the world in your kitchens; your pantries reflect that natural curiosity. You substitute freely, often improving on my recipes. Some of you are vegetarian, some vegan, and many of you are men (surprised?). You are young, and older, in equal numbers.

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So, let's have some fun. For my (blog) birthday wish, I'd like to get to know you better. Please answer these seven questions in the comments below:

Sriracha or Tabasco?

iPad or Kindle?

Chickpeas or lentils?

Salt or sugar?

Apron or no apron?

Ketchup or mustard?

New York City or San Francisco?

Me: Sriracha, iPad, lentils, salt, no apron, ketchup, New York.

That last one was a tough one. Though I'm a native New Yorker, I think the food scene in San Francisco might be the best in the world. My home town has off-off-Broadway, the Guggenheim, and the Staten Island Ferry. San Francisco has The Wok Shop, New York has Fishs Eddy. I guess it's a tie.

When this blog passed the five-year mark, I shared some essential truths about food blogging. Last year, I wrote about lessons I've learned from Julia Child, who taught me so much about blogging, and about life.

I'm so grateful to Julia, and I'm grateful to all of you. I say this every year because it's true: you are the most important ingredient in The Perfect Pantry.

Thank you all for being here today, and thank you in advance for sticking around for more recipe ideas, pantry ingredients, and a few surprises for the year ahead. I love writing this blog for you, and I'm excited to learn more about you.

Comments

Congratulations on the 7th birthday of a great blog. I've been with you for a few years, started when you did *Other People's Pantries* but I'm still here because of your recipes. Okay: Sriracha, iPad, chickpeas, salt, no apron, mustard, San Francisco.

Congrats on 7 years!!

Srirachi
IPad
Lentils
Sugar
No apron
Mustard
NYC...though living in Chicago.com I'm kinda biased! :)

Tabasco
Kindle
Chickpeas
Salt
Apron
Mustard
London (oh alright... New York)

Tobasco (never tasted Sriarcha, not available here), iPad, lentils, salt, APRON (big plasticised workers aprons chest to knee), mustard, San Francisco.

Happy B-day! And Thank you!

About me: 58, female, mother, owner of 5 large rescue dogs and various animals, architect & family farmer, greek.
Live in Athens and Kefalonia, an island in the Ionian.

I confess: my passion is the LARDER rather than the pantry. I make my own wine, olive oil, olives; collect and dry herbs; make cheese, yoghourt & butter; keep hens; make marmelade, jams, chutneys, pickles; prepare hams, sausages, salamis etc; preserve vegetables & fruits; etc. etc.

Basically for the family, although my Oxford marmelade seems to be developing into an illegal business.

Why do I love your site?
Answer: I'm much less enthusiastic about cooking, while having obnoxiously high standards.

So the larder turns to the PANTRY for solutions...

Most used: soups & salads that are an interesting mix of ingredients because we always bits of everything.
Most appreciated: your ingredient links, such an intelligent idea!!

Question: Why are so many food blogs about sugar & cakes?

Happy Anniversary, Lydia! I love the celebratory cauliflower? Is that a cake made to look like a cauliflower? :-) I've been lucky to get to know you behind the computer screen, but you may not know that I would vote for Tabasco, because I don't think I've tried Sriracha. Definitely the iPad, for all my magazines and music, although I just bought a new Kindle for lighter trips. Reading Walter Cronkite biography right now. Lentils, for sure. Sugar, usually with cake. I often cook with no apron, but I have owned the same kitchen apron since about 1983 and it is still in pristine condition. Mustard especially on hot dogs. New York (when I'm there) but I'm really enjoying making new food discoveries on Long Island, which is part of New York despite what some people may think! Cheers!

Sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas, especially fresh
Salt
no apron
Ketchup
New York City, New York Native here, but SF is one of my favorite cities aside from my adopted Atlanta

TW, if I weren't such a terrible baker, I could have made a cake shaped like a cauliflower! As it is, that's a real cauliflower, and I'm trying to imagine it as a chocolate cake.

Happy Birthday to The Perfect Pantry, and a big hug to you, Lydia, for writing this wonderful blog and teaching me so much over the years!

My answers?

1. Sriracha for the win!

2. Neither iPad nor Kindle- I read good old library books, and use my desktop Mac or geriatric laptop.

3. Chickpeas or lentils? You can't make me choose- I love them equally.

4. Salt please.

5. I'm trying to get into the habit of wearing an apron, to save my clothes but I'm not there yet. I own lots of cute aprons though.

6. Ketchup, for sure.

7. New York City, always and forever. Lived there for almost 6 years and enjoyed almost every minute of it. Never been to SF.

Both
Ipad
Both
Both
Apron Always
Mustard
Portland - you should try it - actually affordable - let me know when you come and we can have lunch - farmers' markets would make you scream

Sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas
Salt
No apron...I actually have fond memories of clothes I've ruined cooking ....
Mustard...love the grainy
New York...

Congratulations on your 7th years,Lydia!
Tabasco
Ipad
Lentils
Salt
No Apron
Ketchup
New York

Tabasco
IPAD
Chickpeas
Salt
No apron
Mustard
haven't been to San Fran yet. Going in Sept. I love NYC.

I absolutely love this post. Congratulations on seven years of high-quality and principled blogging! I have learned so much for your blog, but mostly I'm glad you started The Perfect Pantry so we could become friends, which we have been for six of those seven years I think. It's been fun watching how your cooking has evolved and I think we've both influenced each other through the years.

A few of these are tough picks for me, but here goes:

-Sriracha, although I do love Green Tobasco

-Kindle, but I think you have inspired me to get an iPad mini for my next purchase!

-I don't know how to choose between lentils and chickpeas, but if I *had* to choose, it would be lentils. (But how I'd miss Hummus and Falafel, as well as chickpea salads.)

-Most definitely salt over sugar, not a question about it.

-No apron (and I have the food stains to prove it).

-Mustard, especially on hot dogs.

-San Francisco, although I do love New York as well.

Happy anniversary, new blogging friend. This is a fun post to celebrate seven years of blogging. One thing people should know about you is that you have a kind and generous spirit. As for me, Sriracha, Samsung Tab2, lentils,sugar, no apron, mustard and New York City.

Happy anniversary, Lydia!! Although I have not been a very active blogger the last few years, I still feel a part of the handful of us "old guard" bloggers from 2005-2006. How the blogging world has changed since then! I applaud your perseverance and always delicious and delightful content. Here are my answers:
Tabasco
Kindle (although an iPad is on my wish list)
Lentils
Salt
No apron - I use a chef's jacket for the really messy cooking
Ketchup - although I love a good Dijon
San Francisco, always!

Here's to many more years of reading your wonderful blogs!

Happy blog birthday! Very hard choices, but this is as close as I can get to the truth.

Neither
Neither
Chickpeas
Sugar, but really both.
It depends.
Mustard
San Francisco


Sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas
Salt
no apron
Ketchup
New York City (sssh! I'm from Boston. Don't tell anyone I admitted to liking NYC.)

Congratulations from a newbie who's still working on stocking her pantry.

Happy Anniversary, Lydia!
*Sriracha
*Kindle (though I have been known to use an iPad to play online Ticket To Ride with the family, and I refuse to pay for books so I'm a big fan of the Ohio eBook Project)
*I'm like Kalyn that it would be a hard choice, but I'd balance out her choice and go with chick peas
*Do I have to choose? I guess salt, then, since there are so many things I could sub for sugar.
*My daughter made me a wonderful apron in sewing class--cherries on one side for when I'm feeling sweet, and peppers on the other side for when I'm feeling spicy--I wear it when I want to protect my clothes but not routinely
*Hmmm. At Five Guys I order my burger with mustard and dip vinegary fries in ketchup. But my new love for burgers is jam.
*I've never been out of the airport in SF, so I guess I'd have to say NYC. Can I go traveling for a while with just my spouse and get back to you on that? ;)

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, thank you.

Tabasco
Ipad
Lentils
Neither
No apron
Mustard
NYC

Happy Anniversary, Lydia!

Happy anniversary!
Sir racha, IPad (typing this on my iPad right now), lentils, sugar, no apron, ketchup, and SF. :).

Oooh these questions are much harder than you think... or maybe you know so. Here goes (and never expect a one-word answer from me anytime):

Sriracha or Tabasco?
Believe it or not, I've never had Sriracha so I have to say Tabasco which I adore in many things, not the least seasoned tomato juice.

iPad or Kindle?
iPad definitely.

Chickpeas or lentils?
Tough question. But I guess I'll say lentils.

Salt or sugar?
Sugar.

Apron or no apron?
Apron!

Ketchup or mustard?
Mustard. Except for hotdogs, hamburgers and French fries.

New York City or San Francisco?
NO!! I want both!!! Okay, I'll say, to visit: New York. To live: San Francisco.

Happy 7 years, dear friend. I am fascinated by the life you describe and now I want to come visit even more. You'll cook, I'll bake! You are one of the kindest, most generous and honest bloggers I know, Lydia, and whenever I get disillusioned about the state of blogging, all I have to do is think of you. Cheers, and here is to the next 7 years of Perfect Pantry! xo

What a great post! Congratulations,Lydia.

Tabasco, the green kind

Kindle

Chickpeas or lentils? not crazy about either, so it's usually whole wheat pasta

Salt

no apron, usually

Ketchup or mustard? Dijon or mayo.

San Francisco

And I want to go to @Eleni's house!

I don't remember how I found you, but I'm glad I did! Happy anniversary!
I was born in Pawtucket, but moved to the sunny southwest when I was eight, so my memories of the Ocean State are few. (Newport Creamery, Del's Frozen Lemonade, Rocky Point, Autocrat Coffee Syrup, Durkee's Marshmallow Fluff. My mom used to order Autocrat & Fluff by the case! The Fluff is now available here!) However, the ocean calls to me still.
Sriracha
Neither yet, but I'm leaning towards a Kindle.
Chickpeas
Sugar (I prefer baking to cooking.)
No apron, though I usually need one.
Ketchup
San Francisco (Haven't been to the Big Apple...yet!)

I'll add my congrats for seven splendid and enjoyable years. you inspire me to write and put myself out there as you have.

Sriracha or Tabasco? They are so different in their uses and tastes. Tabasco for chili, sriracha for many other things.

iPad or Kindle? have a kindle that i adore. do have amorous feelings towards owning an ipad one day. we'll see.

Chickpeas or lentils? how about great northerns instead of either? of the two it would have to be lentils, though i am not a fan of how they can get so mushy. i make hummus with great northerns.

Salt or sugar? probably salt, if i look at it hard.

Apron or no apron? no apron, definitely.

Ketchup or mustard? mustard and all condiments mustard-like.

New York City or San Francisco? SF for the food .... or new orleans, instead, maybe? ... for the food... NYC is fabulously energetic and makes me tired thinking about it.

Happy (blog) birthday Lydia!
I am so impressed with all you've done, in this blog and in your life. A huge accomplishment, and a long way from our Plfd roots! Loved cooking in your kitchen, and looking forward to another year of fantastic posts! For me:
Sriracha
Kindle
Lentils
Salt
No apron
Mustard
NY
Thanks for doing what you do!

Happy 7th Lydia!

Sriracha or Tabasco?
Sriracha for sure. Although Tabasco has been good to me.

iPad or Kindle?
iPad. I'm an Apple head, although after hearing how they have a TRILLION dollars stashed away in other countries to avoid paying taxes I'm struggling to find the love for them.

Chickpeas or lentils?
Chickpeas. One of my favorites things.

Salt or sugar?
Salt. I've always had a more savory lean.

Apron or no apron?
No apron. No clothes.

Ketchup or mustard?
Ketchup. Although I do love gritty brown mustards.

New York City or San Francisco?
This one is REALLY difficult. I think I have to go with SF with HUGE apologies to NY.

tagging along at 4 years of blogging, I am in awe of your 7th year! indeed, it takes a huge commitment !

so here we go:

Sriracha

iPad

Chickpeas

Salt

no apron

Ketchup or mustard? both

San Francisco, all the way ;-)

Thanks for the 7 years and a fantastic blog! I found you through your miso ginger maple salad dressing - I LOVE it!

Maybe Siraccha? I'm a total spicy food scardy-cat!
Neither (but maybe a Kindle Fire, soon?)
Chickpeas
Sugar
No apron (unless I'm working with beets or berries and happen to remember!)
Ketchup
SF - since I've never been!

Congratulations on 7 years! It's been and continues to be wonderful fun and I benefit so much from all your creativity
Just in case you didn't know-
Sriracha but not by a lot
iPad
Chickpeas
Sugar
I'm not against aprons but I rarely wear one.
Ketchup on burgers, mustard on hot dogs
New York City but mostly the area bounded by Stuyvesant Square, Union Square, Washington Square and Thompkins Square.

First, congratulations on 7 years of consistently good blogging. You've been inspiration for many of us.

Sriracha
ipad - apple all the way!
Chickpeas or lentils< love them both equally!
Salt< could live w/o sugar but not salt
no apron
mustard
New York City (hometown but I love SF and have been several times)

Congrats!
Tabasco
iPad
Lentils (just by a hair)
Salt
No apron
Mustard
New York

Sriracha
iPad
Chickpeas AND lentils
Apron when BBQ-ing, otherwise, no.
Salt
Ketchup on burgers, mustard on everything else.
Even thought I live in NYC, my heart is in SF.

Congratulations on seven years!

Sriracha or Tabasco? Sriracha

iPad or Kindle? Hmm. Hubby has iPad, sister used to sell the Kindle. I've never used either. :-)

Chickpeas or lentils? Chickpeas! lentils taste funny to me and you can roast chickpeas and make em all crunchy and delicious.

Salt or sugar? Sugar! But I try to keep it in check.

Apron or no apron? Apron. Built in napkin.

Ketchup or mustard? Mustard. Healthy!

New York City or San Francisco? I've only been to New York.

Sriracha
Kindle
lentils
salt
no apron
mustard
San Franciso (if it can't be Paris)

Happy Anniversary! Keep blogging! xoxo

Tabasco
Kindle
Lentils
Salt
Apron
Mustard
New York City

That was quick & fun! Thanks for asking and congrats on 7 years. I am working on the cauliflower thing myself. It's my husband's favorite - I usually just let his mother make it for him when we go to visit.

Sriracha

Chickpeas
Salt
no apron
Ketchup
San Francisco?

Happy 7th

Happy Anniversary, Lydia. I have been learning and laughing through your posts for 3 years now, and love them. You invite us in to your home several times each week and we thank you for it.

These questions (and the answers) are so much fun, so here goes...

Sriracha (and like Kaylin, green Tabasco)
Kindle
lentils (with my chickpeas on the side)
sweet and salty together mostly
no apron, to my detriment on wash day
mustard of every variety
Florence, Italy (oh, I mean NYC)

Congrats, again, and many more.

Tabasco

iPad (Actually, it's a Nook HD+)

Chickpeas AND Lentils

Salt

No apron

Mustard

New York City

Congratulations on your first 7....may there be *Many* More~!

*Sriracha

*iPad (or Real Books~gasp~!)

*Lentils

*Salt

*Apron

*Mustard~grainy Dijon, of course

*I'll settle for SanFran....but it's truly and forever~Oregon

Congratulations Lydia and happy wishes for 7 more delicious years!
My choices:
Sriracha, Kindle, chickpeas, salt, no apron, mustard, NYC

Happy Anniversary!
Sriracha
Kindle and books
Chick peas(but I like lentils too)
salt
boyfriend's boxers and t shirt
Dijon mustard
San Francisco and Seattle

Tabasco
iPad
Lentils
Salt
No Apron
Mustard
San Francisco (an easy choice)

P.S. Loved the cake! Classic Photo

Happy Blogging B'day, Lydia! I've been reading your blog for at least 6 of your 7. Have learned a lot, but mostly been inspired a lot. Thank you!

Tabasco - mostly Chipotle & Jalapeno, but always have them all, including Buffalo
iPad with Kindle app
Chickpeas - altho they're usually called Garbanzos here
Salt - mostly Kosher or sea salt flakes
No apron - tho I should wear a bib sometimes!
Mustard, yes! Dijon, Creole, German -- you get the idea.
NYC or SF? Not really. Prefer Santa Fe, Boston, New Orleans

Sriracha
iPad
Lentils
Salt
Apron
Ketchup
New York City

Lydia, HAPPY BLOGGING BIRTHDAY!! I love your blog.

Sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas
Salt
Apron
Mustard
New York City

tabasco
ipad
chickpeas
sugar
no apron
ketchup
haven't been to either place

Just started following your blog...so helpful and the recipes I've tried are easy to follow and delicious. Thank you for your blog.
Tabasco
IPad
Lentils
Salt
No apron
Mustard
NYC

now, some of these *choices* are just plain unfair!

sriracha--but tobasco has its place

kindle would be convenient, yes, but i still prefer good ol' books--which are about to crowd us out of our home lol

chickpeas vs lentils??--love both, eat both each week....see? Unfair!

salt

no apron-i always remember it hanging on the hook right after that first *shirt splat*

mustard--we're mustard fiends and i love making all kinds of mustards

never been to either, so i would choose SF--i'm enamored by the pacific NW area and the people

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY and many, many more!

thank you for entertaining and enriching my foodie life

I just got home from from and read your post:) Happy anniversary, dear Lydia! I have bee reading your blog for years, well before I started on mine in 2010 and You have helped me through some treacherous blogging waters:) Here is to many more posts from your cozy, comfortable kitchen!

And then here are my answers:

1. Sriracha

2. I don't have neither iPad, nor Kindle, but I covet both:) If I had to choose, I'll go with the iPad, as I still prefer reading books the old-fashined way:)

3. Chickpeas.

4. Salt

5. Apron, if I remember, which is rarely:)

6. Mustard (but not the yellow kind:)

7. Love them both, but SF is just aa bit closer to my heart:)

Wow! 7 years already! Congratulations!
Me... sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas unless we're talking soup
Sugar
No apron ... thank goodness for oxi clean!
Mustard
Have to say San Francisco. .. I've never been but want to go

Sriracha (but really, Frank's)

Won an iPad, but probably would have bought myself Kindle Fire instead

Lentils

Salt

Apron

Ketchup

San Francisco

Happy Blog-o-versary!!! I love the "cauliflower cake!" And I am truly grateful that I stumbled onto your blog years ago- you inspired me to not only travel the world from my kitchen but start my own blog!!
I like your questions, here are my answers...
Tabasco ( I love the vinegar!)
Neither Ipad or Kindle (I sit at computers all the time for school, work etc)
Chickpeas!
Salt!
No Apron ( always regret it when I stain my clothes!)
Mustard!
NYC (although I have spent plenty of time in both, I love both - at the end of the day -I am a northeaster and cold, windy streets with great hot dogs and fast-talking people are in my blood! All that decent weather, laid back west coast vibe and fresh ingredients just get to you after a while (TOTALLY KIDDING)

Happy 7th anniversary!! I came in here as a result of Jamie Schler's FB link showing your wonderful photo of the cauliflower with the candle. I love cauliflower! Especially Indian style. Or au gratin. Or with cheese sauce. Or with....

Ah, what tricky questions!

1. Tabasco, but with reservations. Both are on the vinegary side for me.

2. Neither. Paper, mostly from the library

3. Can't it be both? (Brown lentils for the lentils, please.)

4. Salt (at last, an easy choice!)

5. Apron, in company; No apron, alone

6. Mustard (Yay! another easy choice!)

7. New York City (not really a fair choice. I've never been to San Francisco)

Hi Lydia,
Happy Anniversary! I had a "technology free" day yesterday so I'm just getting to your post. My picks:

1. Neither
2. IPad
3. Chickpeas
4. Salt
5. No apron (though I own so many!)
6. Mustard
7. San Francisco

Congratulations and thank you for the recipes and the insights!

Sriracha
ipad
chickpeas
salt
apron
mustard
SAN FRANCISCO!!!!

Congratulations on 7 years, Lydia! I really enjoy your blog.

Sriracha
Neither IPad nor Kindle - Sony Reader
Chickpeas
Salt or sugar? Do I have to choose? ok, sugar :)
No apron - although I have one
mustard
San Francisco

Sriracha or Tabasco? - Both, depending on what I'm making/eating.

iPad or Kindle? - neither one, but if pressed I'd go with the iPad.

Chickpeas or lentils? - lentils, definitely

Salt or sugar? - salt, I suppose.

Apron or no apron? - no apron, unless I'm preparing a formal dinner and dressed in stuff I REALLY don't want to get dirty.

Ketchup or mustard? - overwhelmingly mustard, in all its varieties (except ball-park mustard - oog).

New York City or San Francisco? - well, being Canadian, neither one, but if forced to choose between the two then definitely San Francisco.

Happy Anniversary, Lydia! My world would be a less delicious and less happy place if you and your blog didn't exist.

--Sriracha, definitely. Love the taste along with the heat.
--Kindle, although I am passionate about actual, hold-in-your-hand books.
--Lentils. Favorite recipe: mujadara
--Salt
--Apron, definitely. I am a food magnet on the best of days.
--Mustard, I suppose - although ketchup is a must at times.
--San Francisco, for the beauty and atmosphere -- not to mention a hot fudge sundae with coffee ice cream at Ghirardelli Square.

Congratulations on 7 years!
Sriracha
Kindle
Lentils
Salt
No apron
Mustard
San Franciso

Sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas
Salt
Apron
Ketchup
San Francisco

Tabasco (actually not my favorite, but if I must choose...)

iPad or Kindle? Neither. I'm cyber-free, not even a cell phone. Whoopee!

Lentils, with lamb and rosemary. Yum.

Salt

No apron - I'm a very clean cook.

Ketchup, definitely, its own food group.

New York City all the way.

Cholula (right away, another quirk)
neither
chickpeas (unless it's dal)
(pepper)
no apron (they're at hand for guests)
ketchup (that's how I like my sugar, sometimes)
SF, because I can get to NY
Congrats on the ripeness of age!

Everyone: I'm enjoying reading your answers to the seven questions so much! I want you all to come for dinner together -- wouldn't that be fun? I'll have ketchup and mustard on the table, and just a handful of aprons. (If you haven't yet added your comment, please do. I read each and every one.)

Tabasco Jalapeno: Love the flavor
Kindle - the really old one where you just read, and read more and more. laptop for everything else and finding your blog.
Chickpeas or lentils? Don't make me choose. For soup lentils. Hummus has the chickpeas, can't live without Hummus.
Salt or sugar? I guess salt since it is used most frequently. Both are essentials though,in moderation.
Apron or no apron? Well it hangs there in my kitchen waiting to be utilized. It doesn't make it's way into most of my cooking adventures, unless I know this is going to be a messy creation then on it goes. Well of course at Thanksgiving when I know I will be cooking all day.
Ketchup or mustard? Mustard in any form, hands down.
New York City or San Francisco? San Francisco, what a lovely city, wish I could afford. Congratulations Lydia on 7 years for such a wonderful blog. When I am thinking of cooking something new, Perfect Pantry is the first place I stop. And to think I first found you from following a picture link on Pinterest of what I thought looked like a PERFECT PANTRY.

Happy Birthday Perfect Pantry. I discovered this blog a few months ago and enjoy the postings very much. The food is creative and great tasting.
1. Tabasco
2. neither iPad or Kindle - I am a member of the paper and pencil club
3. lentils
4. salt - I have an ongoing battle with my mother-in-law and good friend who think salt is evil but not me. Moderation in all things.
5. Apron - although this is a new concept for me. I have ruined several nice tee's lately so am digging the aprons out from the bottom draw.
6.ketchup
7. New York - just cause I have spent more time there eating of course.

Suze

Sriracha
ipad
chickpeas
salt
apron (if I remember)
mustard (essential for a perfect vinaigrette)
San Francisco

Happy Birthday...

Still amazed that you are even considering eating cauliflower!

Sriracha, Kindle, Both (please don't make me choose), Sugar, Apron (i'm a messy cook), Ketchup, San Francisco

Congratulations Lydia! Can't believe it's been seven years!
As for me, Sriracha, iPad, lentils, Salt, more Apron wearing lately (to save my clothes), mustard, San Francisco (although I haven't spent that much time there - might be the novelty of it)

Happy Anniversary!

Sriracha, Kindle, chickpeas, salt, apron (for the anti-splatter, not channeling June Cleaver), mustard, NYC

Happy Anniversary!

Here goes: Tabasco (I can carry it in my purse); Kindle, chickpeas AND lentils, sugar, an apron at Thanksgiving, mustard and San Francisco.

I rarely comment but I have an RSS feed to your blog and I use many of your recipes on a regular basis. They always turn out well!

I also use your recipe saver, ZipList.

I also enjoy the food history we get with your recipes.

I have since forgotten how I found your blog but I am so happy I did!

Happy Anniversary!
1. Sriracha
2. Kindle
3. chickpeas
4. salt
5 no apron
6. ketchup
7. Honolulu for international diverse and vibrant culinary food scene and Hawaii Regional Cuisine---San Francisco

Born and raised in little Rhody--been to your log cabin and retired to Honolulu, HI due to $10,000 annual savings compared to living back in RI.

Sriracha, but you should try Cholula (yum)
Neither, I like books
Chickpeas
Salt
No apron, that's what old clothes are for
Mustard
New York 57 years

Sriracha
Kindle
Chickpeas
Sugar
Apron when entertaining, no apron when it's just me
(honey) mustard
San Fran

Great blog- I have used so many of your recipes!
Tabasco
iPad
Chickpeas
Salt
Apron when I'm frying or cooking on the stove! Or baking , I always make a. Mess
Mustard
Chicago

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