Despite this milk will last only a day and cheese has to be bought regularly. Any frozen or chilled stuff needs to be eaten within a day. Butter will however keep OK.
In some parts of the canal network stores and supermarkets are few and far between, so we have to be inventive, and have a number of dry and tinned foodstuffs.
In the table cupboard we keep mostly dried products and a few packets.
- oatmeal (not rolled oat, oatmeal makes much better porridge)
- dried pasta
- wholegrain rice
- risotto rice
- small bag of plain flour
- squeezy golden syrup
- stock cubes and blocks
- baked beans
- tinned chopped tomatoes
- small tins of vegetables - generally French because they understand that food should not taste like packing materials - peas, green beans, mushrooms
- small packs of passata
- a box of herbs, spices and various powders in small jars: curry powder, baking powder, etc