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Jun 11, 2014 09:35 AM

Any changes to your list of staples recently?

In the past year, fresh parsley and napa cabbage are two things I pick up every time I shop, as I eat them most days. Grapefruit juice consumption has waxed, as ginger beer has waned. Tortillas have fallen off the regular list, for no reason in particular.

Has your regular shopping list changed at all lately?

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  1. Way Down on pasta, bread and sweets as we're preparing for an upcoming trip to Spain. Smaller portions of everything.

    1. Fresh mozzarella and basil are always on the list during the summer.

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      1. re: Njchicaa

        Staples always change with the seasons in my house!

      2. pretty much the same for 40 years, hence the name staples.

        1. That's funny you mention Napa cabbage, because I have become addicted to it and it's a household staple now for us, too. I seriously manage to put it in almost every savory dish, raw or cooked. It's amazingly versatile and not as strong a "cabbage-y" taste as some other cabbages.

          Also, I now incorporate cilantro into cooking several times a week, as opposed to a couple times a month.

          Flour tortillas can be added to our list of "new household staples" as well. On occasion I make my own flour tortillas, but there is a semi-local store brand we like that are far better than my own and, of course, convenient and quick.

          And we now always have limes on hand (no noticeable shortage, lowered quality, or price jump where we are, despite news reports/warnings).

          1. fish sauce is my new staple. In very small amounts in makes it into just about everything I make Asian or not.