The writing prompts invite postcrossers to write about a different topic on their postcards’ messages every month. These are just suggestions though — if you already know what you want to write about, or the recipient gives you some pointers, that’s great too!
Sometimes it’s fascinating to get a little peek into someone else’s everyday life: the really little details like shopping lists and what they have for breakfast. It can vary so much between people, even within the same country or the same family, so it’s always interesting to get a look inside someone else’s fridge—or we think so, anyway!
In my flat, the fridge almost always contains either halloumi or chorizo (along with the usual staples like milk and butter). Sometimes both! Two of my favourite meals are based around chorizo, and I’ll eat pretty much anything with halloumi (we usually fry it, but use it in a few different dishes). When talking about this prompt with Ana, I couldn’t help but evangelise for my current favourite chorizo dish: baked cheesy rice with chorizo and courgette (except that we usually substitute peppers in for the courgettes, as they keep their consistency a little better after being cooked).
Other than halloumi and chorizo, though, we tend to vary our meals each week, since my wife prefers to change things up. I suppose the other most consistent thing in our fridge isn’t actually for us: we have loads of veg for the rabbits, like chicory and coriander. For several years running, our supermarket’s app told us every year that we were the #1 buyers of parsley and coriander at the main store we went to—I’m not surprised, because all three of the buns love some parsley and coriander…
What about you? Do you have anything you try to always keep in your fridge? Feel free to share here in the comments, but also on your postcards this month! Especially if you have any tasty recipes (double especially if you have any good recipes involving chorizo)…
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According to a study done by the International Energy Agency and energy for growing hub a few years ago, a refrigerator consumes about 500 kilowatt hours per year. For comparison, a Nigerian's annual electricity consumption is 115 kilowatt hours, an Ethiopian's 84 kWh, and a Chadian's 12 kWh.
Other than that I always have some kind of chocolate in the fridge 🍫🍫🍫. Can anyone live without it? I can't!
Also vegetables & fruits, confiture/jam ... which do not necessarily need to be in the fridge, but I cannot leave my fridge half empty ;-).
something I keep NOT in my fridge, are drinks (except oatmilk) because I prefer to drink beverages at room temperature.
have a nice day :-)!
I confess that in the bottle space there is often also beer and above all wine, for convivial meeting moments with friends.
Best regards from Rome, Italy
Yogurt tubes for my grandbaby.
eggs, mayonnaise, various condeiments that do not have vinegar, turkey breast sliced for sandwiches, Almond Milk, goat butter and prickly pear cactus (nopales). I grow the cactus here is S. Texas it is practically a weed. :) Demaris
nasal spray, because they have to be stored in a cool place,
Eggs, jam, butter, yoghurt
Pofta Buna! ~ Enjoy your meal! ~ Bon appétit!
Happy Postcrossing Appetite to You All!
In our fridge you will always find, among other things: NotMilk, milk, butter, cold cuts for the dogs.
We usually get sausage fresh.
But outside the fridge you can always find Nutella (for my husband), wine to cook with, lots of spices and coffee ;)
They go in soups ,stews, salads, lunch boxes and picnic baskets.
Here's to carrots!
It has a sweet caramel-isj taste and is supergood on bread/crisp bread served with a cup of tea, or milk.
j'ai toujours dans mon frigo des oeufs, des yaourts, du fromage, du jambon. En cette période de l'année (avril, mai, juin) des fraises, de la salade, des concombres. Et parce que je suis français et que j'aodre ça, j'ai toujours un pot de moutarde. ET des pommes toujours des pommes.
I always have eggs, yogurt, cheese, and ham in my fridge. In April May and June, it is strawberries time. For spring and summer there is always salad, and cucumber. And because I'm French and I love it, I always have a big jar of moutarde de Dijon. And apples, always apples!
Bon appétit !
We can do so much with them (about 70% of our meals throughout the week use at least two of them)!
Here are some meals that we make often:
- Cottage pie (potato & onion)
- Sausage hash (potato & onion)
- Spaghetti Bolognese (carrot & onion)
- Chicken noodle stir-fry (carrot & onion)
- Vegetable cream stew (potato & carrot & onion)
- Chicken katsu curry (potato & carrot & onion)
In my refrigerator at all times there are:
Butter, cream (for cooking or if I want to quickly bake a Swiss roll, which is filled with cream and jam), several cups of natural yoghurt, ham, salami, cheese, organic lemons, carrots and very important: always a bottle of white wine and a bottle of sparkling wine !
Greetings from Bavaria from Lidwina
In my fridge there are always:
Butter, cream (for cooking or if I want to quickly bake a Swiss roll filled with cream and jam), several cups of natural yoghurt, ham, salami, cheese, eggs, organic lemons, carrots and very important: always a bottle of white wine and a bottle of sparkling wine!
Greetings from Bavaria from Lidwina
and chocolate. Did someone mention strawberries?? They're my favourite...
Wine and, if I'm really organized, passion fruit juice.
Also, always ice cubes in the freezer!
Emergency cocktails are not to be taken lightly...
-half and half (for my tea each morning but also to use if I don't have any milk)
-cheese (mostly for snacking)
Since I live on my own I only cook a few meals a week so I buy fresh produce and meat for meals as I need them. Otherwise it will go bad and I try not to waste food!
I always have: milk, cottage cheese, eggs, pear or blueberry jam, yogurt, soy sauce, and in the freezer - strawberries for cocktails, sea buckthorn for tea, meat and fish pieces.
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