what you should have in your fridge

There are a few things I carry in my fridge all the time – they provide ways to enhance my dishes and serve as substitutes when I run out of other things.


1         Mayonnaise


2         Chutney/relish/pesto


3         Mustards and hot sauce


4         Good quality butter


5         Eggs – keep them there! Keep them in the carton you buy them in to keep them fresh


6         Yoghurt

–  substitute for sour cream

–  use as a base for salad dressings

–  stir into sauces to thicken

–  use a dollop of yoghurt in one cup of milk as a substitute for buttermilk – stir and let stand for 10 minutes before using


7         Masking tape and a marker – Label and date your refrigerator contents: the “sniff” test will work some of the time. You can take out the guess work by keeping a roll of masking tape and a Vivid handy – this will help reduce waste and save money – you’ll know what food to use first.