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The Pantry Alphabet: B


What is it?

Do you have this ingredient in your pantry?

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

1. Thai green curry chicken with broccoli and mushrooms
2. Mulligatawny soup
3. Gumbo ya-ya

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: You can use this to make something you wear on your head.)

See you next Saturday, for the letter C.

Last week: annatto seeds, also called achiote.

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3, if I recognize it properly. And yes I do have some.

Number 3, and yes I have it in my pantry.

Loving the Pantry Alphabet series! Ans: 3.

I do have it in my pantry. It adds a lovely taste to pulao/biryani.

3 and yes I use it a lot in my cooking - I pull it out atleast couple of times a week

I think the answer is 3

3 - a bit harder than last week's!

Yes I have it in my pantry, and I'm going to guess 3, but I use it mostly when I make homemade stock.

3--And your picture really made me look at it.

I know it! I know it! Yes, 3. :-)

#3 and I even have a tree in the yard. I use the fresh in pickled shrimp!

I guess # 3 as well, although your picture makes it difficult. I had to use Google to view images to be sure! The recipe looks delicious. I am not able to eat too much spicy food, but would like to try this, perhaps modifying some of the spice. My hubby loves spicy. (Is this the opposites thing?)

I have this item in one of my kitchens , I recently added it. (I have 2 homes.) Used it years ago and did not like the taste, now I am trying it again.

3 I recognized it right away, and I always have it on hand!

Great photo! I also say #3 and I have this in my pantry and use it often. Also have a mix from Penzeys that has it ground, although I think that's not too common.

#3 -- I was given a bouquet of it, fresh from a friends house plant. When I'm not using it, it makes a wonderful kitchen decor. (Still, even though I appreciate it, I'd rather have the gift in #2.)
(My son used this close up quiz idea with an elementary school class he taught. So good to make us really look.)

I think number 3. Yes, I know I have it in my pantry.

Hmmmmm....I guess it is #3, but I guessed the wrong ingredient in the #3 recipe. I thought it was the whole leaf of something that is powdered. Oh well, creative thinking on my part? Yep, that's it!


I feel a bit stumped - I was convinced it was #2 but than I realized the first letter was wrong. The general consensus says #3 and I think I know what they are talking about - If I am right I only have it in dried form and have never used fresh - I better get me some!

Everyone: A bit more of a challenge this week? I'm glad you're having fun with it. Remember, some letters (or some clues) will be trickier, some easier. Check for the correct answer next Saturday.

Hmmm... *still thinking*

#3 - I didn't even have to look!! And yes, I have them in my pantry and use them often. :)

Yup, #3! I have a tree on my balcony (in a pot obviously!). It's used a lot in Greek cuisine.

I guess 3, although I am not used to seeing it fresh. I do have some dried in my pantry.

#3,,,I grow them in topiary form. After pruning I just keep them to dry. Always, always use..

I think it is 3. I am right ;)

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