Before I started food blogging, I didn’t buy fresh vegetables. I didn’t go to farmers’ markets. I didn’t even know what CSA (community-supported agriculture) was.
Now? I’m a fan of fresh food.
It’s 10 times more likely for me to buy fresh vegetables than frozen or canned. It’s not at all strange for me to spend a huge chunk of my grocery budget in the produce section.
Y’all, I’m a member of a CSA for the first time this year. You know what this means, right? It means I’m a grown up.
Okay, so I still eat candy for breakfast sometimes and I totally laugh at things only 11 year old boys are supposed to find funny, but I’m grown up in the kitchen. I like fresh food. Fresh vegetables, orange and green and bright red and purple and yellow. They’re so pretty and colorful and they make me happy. What does not make me happy is wasting those colorful veggies and fruits.
I’ve been working really hard to avoid wasting food, but it can be hard! The biggest thing for me is to prep my veggies (wash the lettuce, slice the carrots, rinse the cherry tomatoes) as soon as I get home from the store. When the food is ready to go I’m much more likely to cook with it or eat it raw.
GE has some amazing French Door refrigerators on the market right now that are all about keeping your kitchen fresh. You guys, I have never seen such gorgeous appliances. They are, dare I say it, totally sexy. Our current refrigerator has the fridge on top and the freezer on bottom and I absolutely love that. After all, I’m in the fridge way more often than the freezer, so it makes sense to have it at eye level. The french doors on the GE fridges really open up and let you get in there. I love how spacious they are!
Not to mention the fancy LCD water dispenser with auto-fill that magically (or scientifically, whatever) fills your cup to the top without spilling over while you wander around and do what you need to do. Of course, it also has the most advanced ice and water filtration system for drinking and cooking! The deli drawer might just be one of my favorite features. It’s ha-uge. I love it. It spans the entire width of the fridge. Can you imagine all of the cheese I could store in that drawer? I can and it’s a beautiful, beautiful thought. With the dual evaporator system it also keeps food fresh longer. With my big box of CSA veggies every week, I could sure use some help in that department!
Now, you all know how I feel about reality television, right? It’s my weakness. So, when I saw the GE Freshpedition webisodes I sorta died. They hooked a fridge up to a generator, drove it across the country, stopping at farms and filling it with fresh foods, and then delivered it to a scientist out in the middle of nowhere who had no access to fresh food. It was fun to watch. And the boys in the show? Um, they were cute. Like, super cute. Check it out.
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