From ElaineB in London, who says: "My tiny English fridge. It seems everything you buy these days (including pickles and preserves) say refrigerate after opening. So the 'vegetable' drawers are full of jars and bottles of half used stuff. The egg holder on the door usually gets used for something else, ditto the butter holder. The plastic box is a cheese keeper (before that the brie, etc. used to get smashed in with the jars in the drawer). It's got an air filter that helps keep the rest of the fridge from smelling like stinky cheese."
As the Fall Kitchen Cure progresses, we are seeing a lot of your refrigerators, freezers, and pantries. It's always a fascinating anthropological thing to peek in someone's else's fridge. We're curious: among the cleaning and de-cluttering, what are the things that stayed in the fridge, and what are the things that are always there? What's always in the back of your fridge, ready to be used? Here are a few things always on hand in mine:
• At least half a dozen jams and marmalades
• Miso paste
• Butter and eggs
• Soy sauce
• Sesame, walnut, and other nut oils
What about you? What survived the Kitchen Cure purge? What always stays in your fridge?
Related: Tips for Organizing a Refrigerator and Freezer
Here's the assignment for this week; you have until Friday to get it all done!
• Kitchen Cure Week #1: Clean Out the Fridge and Pantry