Our friend, @the_edgeofthe_world, writes about the important, self-made items to keep in stock when living on a tiny island.
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Living on a tiny island comes often with a lack of supplies due to severe weather that the boats can't run. It's not only the mail that stacks somewhere on a rainy bay, it's groceries, spare parts, medical supplies, gas, etc. In addition to that there is neither a baker nor a butcher around.
You will agree a well equipped pantry and fridge is essential.
Besides the usual condiments, vegetables and leftovers my fridge is a steady home to a couple of for me very important, self made things that don't require a lot of time and effort and (except the yogurt) special equipment to make a good meal on a long working day a lot easier.
• greek yogurt, very very thick, for cheesecakes, soups, deserts, salads etc.
• baguette dough, that sits in the fridge for at least 72 hours.
• pasta dough, with semolina, buck weed or wheat flour
• sourdough starter, for whole grain wheat bread
I'll be delighted to share the recipes and techniques over the next weeks.
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What are your essential ingredients that you keep on-hand?