Often, when you’re not from a place, you find yourself searching for teeny pieces of home (kind of like Horcruxes but not). My process is to learn about Canada (and the world) through food — travelling province by province to figure out just how edible the land is (while stumbling on the home part).

That pantry obsession was sparked by Food Day Canada founder (and partner-in-crime), Anita Stewart. Falling on the Civic Holiday weekend each year—July 31 this time—the idea is to cook a meal (or three) using all Canadian ingredients. We sadly lost the Wonder Woman of Canadian cuisine late last year, but her local-loving activism lives on every time we vote with our forks.

Stick these tried, tested and loved pantry staples from across the country on your radar (because Canada is rather conveniently being delivered right to our doorstep).