SHED polenta. Photo by

Still doing your holiday shopping? Me too. Fortunately, help is just a few clicks away. Here are three gift-worthy pantry staples, each under $15.

SHED polenta (above), $10. Locally grown and freshly ground on premises, this polenta is a revelation compared to the usual grocery store stuff. It’s part of the new Pantry line from SHED, the stunning modern grange in Healdsburg, California.

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Omnivore Salt Mix, $11. The exact blend is a secret (pepper and fennel for sure, plus chile? lemon?) but we do know that blacksmith-cook Angelo Garro’s special salt makes any vegetables or roast meat sing with flavor. Another favorite from SHED's Pantry line.

Slab dried Blenheim apricots. Photo by

Slab dried Blenheim apricots, $12.50. An extra-ripe version of the ‘cot that made The Valley of Heart’s Delight famous, these are grown and produced by fruit wizard Andy Mariani of Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill, California. A handful will sweeten morning oatmeal, after-dinner cheese, and just about any lunch or snack.

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