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August 16, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #100


Do You Know?

Of all the ingredients in The Perfect Pantry, water is the most versatile. After all, without water, grains wouldn't grow, sauces wouldn't flow, and seeds wouldn't sprout. What are the ingredients in a cup of water?

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August 9, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #99

spike seasoning

Multiple Choice

Several years ago my friend Kalyn introduced me to Spike Seasoning, a versatile spice blend invented by Gayelord Hauser, a German-born naturopath, nutritionist to the stars, and perhaps more-than-a-friend of Greta Garbo. How many spices are there in the original formula for Spike Seasoning?

A. 9
B. 19
C. 29
D. 39

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August 2, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #98

Feta cheese.

Multiple Choice

We're a bit addicted to Greek salads, and we're making lots of them this summer with crisp vegetables, olives, and small bits of feta cheese. Feta is an aged cheese, like Cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Gouda. How long does feta need to age before it's firm and packed for sale in your local market?

A. Two days
B. Two weeks
C. Two months
D. Two years

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July 26, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #97

Egg carton

Do You Know?

When eggs are packed, the date is marked on the carton, numbered according to the Julian calendar. (These eggs were packed on November 11.) How long after the packing date will eggs in their shells stay fresh in the refrigerator?

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July 19, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #96

Four herbs

Photo ID

What do four herbs of the herbs in this picture of my garden have in common? (Hint: it's musical.)

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