Wednesday, August 24, 2011

let summer foods console me

Opening the fridge this evening, to add the leftovers of my dinner of pan-fried young broccoli with garlic and new red potatoes with butter and black pepper, i noticed how full it was but how everything was staying so fresh, particularly the lovely veg I got at the farmer's market on Saturday.

Then I also realized, wow, the overwhelming majority of stuff is not only organic, but local too. You have just got to love summer.

So there is:

  • half a leftover flax/hemp oatmeal pancake
  • dog food components (cooked)
  • a serving left in a pkg of tofu
  • some dregs at the bottom of a hummus container
  • leftover spicy bean mash (from a heirloom local bean mix)
  • toasted amaranth & coconut pudding i made last night
  • a pkg of tempeh
  • nice big pack of fresh spinach linguine (better eat that tomorrow)
  • apricots, figs, 1 peach
  • green, red, yellow peppers
  • beet greens & beets
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • basil
  • a big bag of green beans
  • potatoes
  • a little bit of lettuce
  • 2 flavours of yogurt (the lemon's almost finished)
  • milk
  • eggs
  • 2-3 cheeses
  • miso
  • peanut butter
  • dog cookies

(the freezer has mostly bread, more dog food, and some blackberries I picked in the park this morning and decide to preserve for the dark days of winter).

What's in your fridge today?


  1. Our fridge is pretty bare at the moment, since we were out of town (and have been too lazy to cook properly), but I did find a sweet natural food store nearby and bought some cool vegan treats. My favourite thing is Coconut Bliss ice cream - have you tried it? Oh my gosh - SO GOOD! :9

  2. luckily lately we've been getting lots of veggies at the market... had some awesome corn, green and yellow beans, coliflower, broco, and different types of berries :D local food is awesome!!!! *hugs* HB