"Oh, um... just some stuff I had laying around." Literally. The recipe called for a lot more ingredients than she had, but she figured the spices on-hand would have sufficed. "I'm glad you like it!"
She, too, mulls that over with a bit of tea. "Do you think he'll let us move furniture like that? It does sound like it could be really .. cozy." Which is a big plus, in her eyes. Those same eyes that watch him brainstorm and takes notes.