6.03.2013

What's in my Fridge?




In this week's video I show you the contents of our refrigerator on a typical weeknight. We are a family of four with my husband, my toddler, my baby and me (oh yes, and Gatsby!), so the contents of the fridge reflect all of our likes. For example, my husband loves the Skippy smooth peanut butter and won't have anything else. Same with the Yoplait yogurt... I have a few musts as well.

You'll also notice the Bio-K probiotics I have. I find that since I started drinking this friendly bacteria my digestive health has seriously improved. Also worth noting are our two drawers of vegetables. We receive a vegetable box once a week delivered fresh from our local farm (Farm Fresh To You for those of you in Los Angeles). I love getting creative with ways to cook the seasonal veggies.

At the time of shooting this video there is no meat in the fridge. We usually eat meat (fish, chicken or a roast- a must for my husband!) around three times a week and I try to buy it as fresh as possible.

Another thing to note is I usually prefer to make my own pie crusts but on busy weeknights it is nice to have a pre-prepared one handy for making savory tarts or that strawberry pie...

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This week I would love to know... What's in your fridge?

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16 comments:

Pug1 said...

Looks simular to mine...bursting with veggies! cheers Michele

Lauren E.Flocken said...

Hi Jennifer! Great video. Loved your book and your blog is wonderful. What do you make on a night that you will not serve meat? What are aome examples? Is it always a pasta? Thanks for your time.

Lauren

Little Miss Know-it-all said...

Mine is similar, too.
We only drink organic skim milk since my youngest turned 5 (she's 17). Our yogurt is plain organic, I dislike any flavourings. My husband will eat fruit yogurt and my daughter likes coconut flavour, too :)
Lots of berries - I adore berries, but also rhubarb right now, as it's in season. I chop, heat till it softens and we like it with a little brown sugar and natural yogurt for dessert. Or a pie/tart. Also great with strawberries - that is one of our favourite jams...
Loads of veg, too - right now, aubergine, mushrooms, carrots, radishes, bell peppers (lots, we eat them like apples), kohlrabi, herbs (parsley, chives...), rocket salad, red cabbage, avocado etc.
Some fresh meat for tomorrow, chicken this time. Eggs, lots of organic eggs - omelettes, poached, egg salad, yum!
Also always at least one bottle of good champagne LOL! And there's some wines in there, too, that need chilled, like sweet dessert wine.
We have organic butter, some fresh mozzarella, whole parmesan and feta.
No other drinks in the fridge because we drink mineral water or lightly flavoured water (we use sirups like lemon or elderflower).
At the top of our fridge is our mini-freezer that is presently housing garden peas, beans, some spare fondue cheese, yeast (I bake bread), homemade soup, mincemeat (portioned) and a few ice cubes.
Lunch today was potato salad with smoked trout and dinner was a veggie curry (sweet potato and aubergine), delish!
I think that's about it - my Swiss fridge!!

rosary said...

I didn't know y'all owned a farm!

Kim_Burns said...

You have a lot of stuff inside your fridge, keep storing healthy stuff there. Remember that you need to be always healthy and fit. My alternative treatments to cancer center used to advice the same things to me.

Greenjane72 said...

That made me smile! In a non-creepy-stalker way I feel we're often on the same wave length. This morning I was having my morning cup of tea contemplating my day. Tuesday is a cleaning and tidying up and organising day for me. My husband does the school run and I actually do enjoy getting some exercise from cleaning, a feeling of achievement from tidying and sorting (and throwing away as necessary without children of husband there to complain) and then I end with a face mask, shower and at- home manicure. Lovely! I usually do 1 larger type job a week and today was going to be cleaning out the fridge. That's why I laughed. I checked my email as I had my tea (bad multi tasking I know!!) and there was a message from you about your fridge. And it's SO clean!!! Is it always that clean and organised? Mind is now but it wasn't earlier in the day. Thanks for some added inspiration.

Re: fridge contents, mine are pretty similar. Lot of organic vege, less fruit as its winter in Australia, cheese, Greek natural yoghurt, beef mince (kids want burgers tonight), salmon, milk, mustards, eggs, dark chocolate (probably shouldn't still be in fridge but moved there during the hot summer), cream, mayonnaise, puréed chicken for my baby ect etc. not overly exciting but oh-so neat now :-)

Drop by for afternoon tea if you're ever in Australia, Jane

Greenjane72 said...

That should say 'children or husband' not 'of'. Sounds very weird!! They're my children too :-)

Jane

Eliz said...

I loved this video and loved your book. Would you consider doing a video about dinners? I would love to know what a weekly menu looks like at your house. I am often stumped when combining kids tastes, a meat-eating husband, and my own interest in nice flavors and being healthy.

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Great video Jennifer and loved all the healthy berries. As you asked, here's what's in my fridge and don't laugh now... :)

http://tinyurl.com/kd2emcd

Kristi said...

My fridge looks almost identical, even down to the brands. Funny. Maybe because I'm in California also? I love seeing little bits of other people's daily lives like this. It is so interesting.

martinealison said...

Il est très agréable de faire connaissance de votre blog...

Alors aujourd'hui dans mon frigidaire vous trouverez :
- différents légumes, courgettes, tomates, carottes, radis, poivrons...
- des laitages types yaourts.
- du fromage fermier
- du poisson

Gros bisous à vous

Debs said...

Greenjane can you come and clean my fridge too?

Greenjane72 said...

Hi Debs
I can barely stay on top of my own cleaning I assure you!! Jane :-)

Christine said...

Inspiration abounds! I'm reading your book right now and am loving it:)

My fridge is absent of meat, too, right now. Mostly because I'm trying to eat less of it and also because I am "empty-nesting" for the first time.

Mostly what you would see if you could have a peek would be strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (mostly organic); grapefruit, lemons, limes, apples; tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, red onion, garlic, avocadoes, cilantro; organic 1% milk, mozzarella, herbed chevre, greek yogurt, butter; organic eggs; a bit of wine left in a bottle, lemonade tea, bottled water.

So, not so incredibly different:) Do you dine out frequently or would you say you dine in mostly?



The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hello everyone. Thank you for sharing what is in your fridge too. I get endless pleasure out of seeing how other people live! It's especially fun for me to learn what you have in other countries like GreenJane in Australia and Little Miss Know it All's Swiss fridge! :) Also, I've read your requests and will hopefully address in a future reader questions answered video. Hope you have a marvelous weekend. Jennifer x

NOLA mom said...

Would you also provide your recipe for creamy veggie soup? It would be great to have a plan for produce that starts to go wilty. I love seeing inside people's fridges for some reason. I'm a fridge voyeur. :)

 
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