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Oh, the things you’ll find in jars

Posted by Mike the Viking on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

We’ve got the red death here at Fig Manor, so there’s not much cooking going on. Unless you count cooking up some sweet meth from single packet of sudafed we were able to acquire after a rigorous homeland security full body cavity incursion. That means I’m mostly down to eating things I can find in jars. That’s not so bad, because we are the Duke and Duchess of Jars.

Incomplete inventory of things you’ll find in jars at Fig Manor:

  • Strawberry Freezer Jam (from our friends in Seattle)
  • Chinese crispy hot oil (exactly the thing for pot stickers- this is what they serve you at the dim sum place, except I’m certain that they buy it by the barrel)
  • Fried Onion in soybean oil (mild pot-sticker sauce)
  • Tung-Chun (Chinese Korean-BBQ sauce) (a dipping sauce with the texture of bbq sauce- would be good on a burger I think)
  • Peanut Butter (with palm oil)
  • Peanut Butter (without palm oil)
  • Hand-picked red huckleberry jam the Captain made (swoon)
  • Veganaise (pronounced “vaj-in-ays”) -surprisingly good mock mayo
  • Takuan- Smelly Fermented Radish Things
  • Kim Chee (several types)
  • Manukka Honey (blueberry)
  • Shrub (?) :a variety of drinking vinegar (home-made by Jes and Krista)
  • Pok-Pok (a drinking vinegar acquired in Portlandia- delicious; some of you are nodding and others of you are having the only sane reaction, which is “vinegar? why on cthulu’s mouldering plaything would anyone use vinegar for anything other than chips?” It doesn’t make sense until you try it, but it’s refreshing. Like lemonade from Planet X.)
  • The captain’s own secret recipe unlabeled terriyaki sauce (I think there might be orange juice in it)*
  • Home-style sweet pickled beets (to be eaten on the side when having quiche)
  • Pickled Jalepenos (obviously)
  • Bubbies (a kind of pickle)
  • Seville Orange Marmalade (untested; my favorite marmalade was the stuff we made from our Kumquat tree at the Guacamole House- Kumulade or Marmaquat (if you’re proper); if you ever get the chance, your life will never be the same.)
  • Strawberry Lavendar Jam (A gift from a friend)
  • Bubbies Horseradish (a kind of horseradish, made by the Bubbies company; our bubbies bring all the boys to the yard)
  • Salted Peanuts of indeterminate origin
  • Tea (black- PG Tips)
  • Tea (Prince something-or-other)
  • Tea (with chunks of some kind of flowers or fruit, I don’t know)
  • Haiga rice (it has germs, but no husks)
  • Paint brushes (not edible)

If you’re thinking of reproducing the fig manor kitchen, you know, for a historical re-enactment or something, you’ll need to give that list to the props department. If they aren’t too busy building an animatronic Tank.


*Terriyaki recipe: 1 part soy sauce, 1 part sugar, 1/4 part sake; cook down until thick (the consistency of maple syrup). Make plenty and keep the leftovers in a JAR in the fridge.

September 21st, 2012 | Uncategorized

4 Responses to Oh, the things you’ll find in jars

  1. talia says:

    this jar list pleases me. I hope you get well soon.

  2. KamiKaze says:

    I hope you guys will feel better soon! I just got over my ailments–well momentarily. I think the netipot really helped this time around cause I wasn’t sick nearly as long as expected (Con Crud–got to love it.)

    My mom’s teriyaki (she’s Japanese) doesn’t involve sake or at least I can’t taste it. She does however tosses garlic, ginger, and Fuji apples in the sauce. I guess the apples are for the pectin?

    Anyway, can’t eat the stuff any more since I’m a failed Asian what with the no soy, no fish, no oysters diet I’m on.

  3. KamiKaze says:

    Oh, I’ve seen the drinking vinegars at the Asian stores that we shop at in our neighborhood. It is quite refreshing! They have some kind of berry flavor they were using for samples.

  4. Little big says:

    I’m kind of obsessed with what people keep in their pantries right now. This post has excellent timing.

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