PK’s Essential Pantry Cupboard Contents

Welcome to the first in a series of posts dealing with lists of essential items for getting the most out of your growing, catching and cooking journey. This particular post is all about the kitchen pantry. You will note the cooking as opposed to baking bias and I apologise for that upfront 🙂 .

Whilst a work in progress I present the bare minimum essential items that must be in my cupboard at all times. I have many others in my shed (there is a slight disagreement between my wife and I over who owns our very small kitchen) but the items below need to be in easy reach or I get grumpy 🙂 .

Herbs, Salts and Spices

  • bicarbonate of soda
  • peppercorns (whole black)
  • table salt

Sauces and Condiments


  • balsamic vinegar
  • rice vinegar
  • white wine vinegar

Fats and Oils

  • ghee
  • olive oil
  • peanut (ground nut) oil

Confections and Flours:

  • flour (plain white)
  • sugar (raw)



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