Behind The Butter

My Fridge

I thought it might be interesting for you all to see some fridge-shots of mine. Now, keep in mind that I do share a fridge with my roommate but she’s been gone for christmas for a couple weeks now and so most all of the stuff in the fridge right now is mine (except for those egg beaters and a couple bottles of juice you can sort of see in the photo).


Top shelf has organic eggs, pressed tofu (just pressed it between heavy cookbooks today when I got home from the store), rice pudding, feta and parmesan cheeses, kalamata olives.

Middle shelf has my bread, 1% cottage cheese, greek yogurt, skim milk, pom. seeds (just got them seeded them from the fruit I bought at the store today-hopefully it will cure me!), kashi crackers, pure maple syrup for oats. Juices are roommates.

Bottom shelf has hummus that I bought from the lebanese restaurant at lunch (SO good-can’t eat any other supermarket generic kind now once I’ve had the real stuff!), salmon steak for tonight, my weakness: candy raisins sent from my grandmother in wisconsin-they are maple syrup candy that you can ONLY buy in wisconsin and I have been addicted to them since I was old enough to chew, and fairy food-another wisconsin candy that my mom sent back home with me today….they are little chocolate covered spun sugar candies. So bad, I know…but so good. I only take little bites of them at a time when the craving hits 🙂

In my little pull-out cheese drawer I have a bunch of string cheeses, provolone slices and shredded cheddars. I keep slices of turkey and ham in there too when I buy them, but that’s not very often.

Then, not shown I have my veggie drawers with new produce I bought today at the store: apples, pears, ginger root, broccoli and lettuce. I also bought a large butternut squash and shallots that I keep at room temperature because in all honesty, you really shouldn’t refridgerate your produce. It should be fresh and eaten fresh. But who has time to eat it all before it goes bad?

Now, you don’t even want to see my freezer and pantry because they are quite disorganized and messy. Today at the store though I bought some kashi waffles (my favorite but I always run out and forget to buy more!) and homemade sunflower seed artisan bread. I use my trusty sprouted grain bread daily to make sandwiches and toast but I like to have a homemade artisan loaf of bread that I slice up and put in the freezer for occasions when I need some crusty bread with my soup or make poached eggs on toast (just got an egg poacher for christmas that will be appearing soon!! I LOVE poached eggs!!) It’s easier to freeze the bread because that way it lasts me months and I won’t be tempted to eat the entire loaf as I would be if it were sitting out.

New espresso/cappuccino maker with yummy Illy espresso (and tea next to it)!cimg0592.JPG

New cookbooks I will be cooking out of this week:


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  • ryan
    December 28, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    My font on my computer might be messed up, but does that say that on your middle shelf you have Porn? or Pom? Please don’t keep your porn in the fridge!!
    Hope you feel better:), Are those the only books you are reading this week?

  • Kath
    December 28, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I totally agree with you on the hummus – store bought is just GROSS!!! I like making my own, but am so lazy to clean the food processor that I never make it 🙁 I think the restaurants’ secret is lots of tahini – which is very caloric! I always reduce it when I made my own and it’s never the same. Why do you keep your Kashi crackers in the fridge!?!? Oh I gotta go – the MAIL TRUCK is on my street!!!

  • jenna
    December 28, 2007 at 7:54 pm


    those would be POM. seeds, NOT porn seeds. Funny. And I am reading one more book this week….I just only took a picture of the cookbooks I’m using!


    I keep my crackers in the fridge because they stay crisp longer that way!! try it!

  • Becky
    December 28, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    I also thought it said porn! Then I looked closer….it definitely made me laugh!

  • jenna
    December 28, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    oh my goodness…hahaha!! def. pom, not porn!

  • hk
    December 28, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    too cute! love the tip of the week (even though i’ve been doing this one forever 🙂 ) it’s always great to be reminded…so true, too! Feel better, thanks for all of your beautiful photographs!