These Gourmet Pantry Staples Will Seriously Improve Your Home Cooking

Forget cleaning out your closet. We suggest dedicating your spring energy to another area of the home: the fridge. Chances are, more than a few of those jars at the back are well past their “best before” dates. And that generic yellow mustard? Consider it best left at Little League barbecues.

Stocking up on a fresh array of more flavourful, more natural, and more attractively packaged ingredients may be just what you need to approach cooking with renewed passion. Which is why, in preparation for our continuing culinary pursuits, we’re seeking out jars of small-batch pesto, cult-favourite hot sauce cooked up in Northern Ontario, and for dessert, actually imported-from-Italy cherries. We’re confident whatever dishes they inspire will be just as tasteful.

1. PINEAPPLE HABANERO ($10) BY HEARTBEAT HOT SAUCE
2. PESTO ($15) BY FORNO CULTURA
3. SPICY PEPPER SAUCE ($10) BY MADO’S
4. MOROCCAN PRESERVED LEMONS ($25) BY BELBERRY
5. PEPERONCINI PICCANTI ($15) BY TERRONI
6. MUSTARD ($5) BY SANAGAN’S MEAT LOCKER
7. MARINARA ($5) BY STEFANO FAITA
8. TURMERIC GOLD HONEY ($15) BY DRIZZLE
9. AMARENA WILD CHERRIES IN SYRUP ($20) BY FABBRI, AT EATALY