I’m living at my family home at the moment so the weekly food shop is done by my mother and I have realised there are some things she buys compulsively. These items somehow always manage to creep into the shopping basket only to linger slowly decomposing in the corner of the fridge until they are finally deemed unfit for consumption and dumped in the bin. Here are the top 5 culprits.
Coming in at number 5 its large tomatoes. Always upstaged by the tasty little baby plum tomatoes the big ones just aren’t getting picked for the salad. Don’t worry maybe they will be useful for the tomato sauce…oh no we have tinned tomatoes for that. Guess we’ll just shove them to the back and hide them with a packet of spinach then.
4. Fresh coriander. Seriously she has bought two packs of this a week every week for the last year. WHY?! we rarely even cook anything using fresh coriander?! It makes no sense….maybe its just to make the fridge look greener
3. Avocados. I swear they multiply in our fridge veg draw. I literally have to stuff my self with avocado morning noon and night to try and keep up with them.
2. Cured meats.I’m talking parma ham, honey glazed ham, braseaola, Iberico ham, garlic sausage, eight types of salami and four chorizos.
and at number 1… its cheese. The inside of the fridge door pretty much rivals any fromagerie. Over the course of a few weeks a sour smell will slowly grow and no matter how many use by dates we check- the smell remains. Then we realise, its the Camambert. The cheese is swiftly exiled to the mini fridge in the at the far end of the house where it can continue its smelly business without disturbing us. Would love to hear if any of you guys have these fridge lingerers too?…
…Anyway the whole point of the above is that now it is spring a tonne of asparagus has started appearing int the fridge but it shall not be binned this week because I have made it into this summery picnic-worthy feta and asparagus crustless quiche. It is full of tasty pancetta, rocket and feta and topped with asparagus spears. Also no crust= more room in my stomach for the tasty filling.