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September 7, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #51

Spice rack

One from Column A

Match one from Column A with one from Column B (sorry I couldn't get the columns side by side, but I know you forgive me):

Column A     

Column B
Seed pod


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have these ingredients in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Hoisin sauce, which is a staple in my pantry.]

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.


vanilla-seed pod

I have all these ingredients except vanilla pods.

Root, seed pod, nut, bark. I have all.

Finally I knew one! And I have them all, but only in their processed form except for nutmeg.

turmeric - root
cinnamon - bark
nutmeg - nut
vanilla - seed pod!

Turmeric - Root
Vanilla - Seed pod
Nutmeg - Nut
Cinnamon - Bark

I have all of them.

Yay! I knew them all. Or at least I think I do: turmeric - root, vanilla - seed pod, cinnamon - bark, nutmeg - nut.

My freezer 'pantry' has turmeric, galangal and ginger -- all related -- in their fresh form. The turmeric is bright orange and intense.

Nutmeg - Nut
Vanilla - Seed pod
Cinnamon - bark
Turmeric - root (by process of elimination)

Turmeric - root (we have it in powder form)
Vanilla - seed pod (we store it in the fridge)
Nutmeg - nut (we keep it in the pantry)
Cinnamon - bark (also in the pantry)

Is turmeric (and ginger, too) technically an underground stem and not botanically a root?

I knew this one! Always good to have an ego boost!
Thanks, Lydia!

I used logic to figure it out. I knew vanilla was a seed pod and nutmeg a nut,so cinnamon was a bark and tumeric had to be a root. I have three of the four in my pantry(if you count vanilla bean crush). I can't stand tumeric,which to me tastes like old musty trousers!

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