my fridge

Rachel of Black Eiffel originally asked me to participate in her Cribs Fridge post on her blog, and between getting the pics to her and her over flow of emails, somehow my pics were missed! so, I thought I'd share with you a little bit about my fridge and my absolute essential food items.
both my boyfriend and I are Pescatarians, meaning we are Vegetarian but occasionally we eat fish. I really enjoy cooking, so I like to keep a stocked fridge with a lot of options for dinner. every two weeks, my boyfriend and I make a big trip to the market and come back with loads of food for two weeks worth of meals. I usually pick fruits and veggies to make pastas, salads, and soup.
now that the farmer's markets are open for the season, I enjoy making trips up there on Saturday. I usually come home with some fruit - apples and pears are big right now, and some fresh herbs - basil, rosemary, and thyme.
whenever I am picking out menus before our big grocery run, I make sure to pick things that will make easy left overs. left overs = easy lunch. I love soup, and I make it at least once a week, if not more. it's great, because I'll make a big batch that will last a few days. so that being said, I always have a few things of broth in my pantry.
some things that are always in our fridge are mushrooms, a variety of cheeses, and a few good beers. mushrooms are like meat for a vegetarian. and I believe mushrooms to be one of the most versatile vegetables. I find more often than not, I can always whip something up, spur of the moment, with a handful of cremini mushrooms or two large portabello caps. I'm a huge huge huge fan of cheese. it's an easy appetizer and I love adding cheese to my meals. pizza is one thing that I also make quite often, at least once or twice a week and I enjoy putting different cheese on it, to mix it up a little. and of course, beer. I'd consider myself to be a bit of a beer snob, and have tried close to 300 different beers. 300 may sound like a lot, but when there are 1000s of beers out there, I'm only just beginning.

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Blogger agnes p. cwalina said...

interesting blog! how do you overcome your food going bad if there are only two of you living together but you have such a wonderfully stocked fridge? do you ever have a problem with this?

May 24, 2008 at 2:48 AM  
Blogger alyson. said...

the only things that I really have to worry about going bad are the fresh herbs. usually, if I buy cilantro or parsley, I have to cook whatever it is that I'm using those two things in right away. I rarely have a problem with things going bad. :)

May 24, 2008 at 7:53 AM  
Anonymous pia said...

oooh yum, your fridge looks alot like mine. i am not a big meat eater, but i do eat a little, and i love to eat fish and mostly vegies. i wonder if there is a name for that?

anyway, love your fridge, bummer it was missed in the collection. my fave shot is your cheese selection. yessssss please! x

May 27, 2008 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

your cheese looks delicious.

May 29, 2008 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger mindy said...

i must admit, MY fridge usually looks most UNlike yours! i wish i was better at cooking all week long: your fridge looks gorgeous. hm... now, to go home and remove crusty condiments and leftovers.

do you have any favorite summer brews? i'm no beer expert, but am enjoying this in the austin heat: this one. Thanks!

June 4, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

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