Fridge Pantry Items

Many of you novice cooks might have smallish refrigerators, especially if you’re living in an apartment in a major city.  So I’ve tried toning down my list to accommodate you!


  • Assorted olives — Kalamata, green pimento-stuffed, and your favorite
  • Butter — unsalted and tub for spreading
  • Celery and carrots
  • Cheese — whipped cream, grated Romano, block of Parmesan, sliced Cheddar, grated Gruyere
  • Fresh fruits — avocado, apples, lemons, limes — once ripened — and whatever else you like
  • Fresh veggies – carrots, celery, cucumbers, lettuce — whatever else you eat regularly
  • Half & Half – optional — I use in coffee
  • Maple syrup — the real stuff!
  • Mayonnaise — please not the sweetened variety
  • Milk — optional