"The Art of the Larder" is the third book by Claire Thompson and a Kindle Edition is due for release 5 October! 

 

The Art of the Larder contains 150 dishes that offer everyday meal solutions, all with store cupboard basics at their heart. An organized, methodical and economical kitchen cupboard can be life-changing. Knowing that you can always have a simple, healthy, delicious meal at your fingertips will revolutionise the way you cook and shop. Dishes include buckwheat crêpes, sour cherry and pistachio pilaf, firecracker noodles, red lentil hummus, spiced Moroccan almond pastries, date and semolina bars, honey and nutmeg tea bread. The Art of the Larder is a vital cookbook in every kitchen! 

Since the Kindle app for Android is free we think the Kindle edition is a bargain! Of course we also think that having a well stocked larder (and freezer!) is essential, and think that our Fresh - Shopping Organizer app for Android is just the job for keeping track of what's in stock - and helps to avoid those annoying times when you've just bought yet another coriander refill when it was the cumin that had run out!

Order it from Amazon here 

What's New

We've added a Whats New section on our website to keep you up to date with the latest news on our Fresh - Shopping Organizer app, and as a spoiler the latest news is that version 2.6 has been released on the Google Play Store! Check out the latest news now -- Whats New!

This month we've added thousands of new products into our unique products database from Superdrug in the UK, our database now has over half a million items!

You'll notice that our Barcode Lookup page now has many more products with images, nutrition tables and links to Waitrose and Superdrug, as well as links to Amazon (US) and Amazon (UK), and with the latest update to the Fresh - Shopping Organizer app we are experimenting with Bluetooth LE! Go to the What's New page to find out more!

The Nutritional Information tables on our Barcode Lookup page now include data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Branded Food Products Database, their database currently has just over 175,000 products. Note that the information is provided to the USDA by the actual food manufacturers and is updated continuously. You can search the latest version of the database here: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/

We are also adding many new items from the USDA Branded Food Products Database as quickly as we can, currently our database has over 420,000 products!

Our Nutritional Information tables show amounts by weight per serving, this is to avoid the problem that the Percent Daily Values (%DV) recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA for a 2000 Calorie daily diet, may differ from values recommended in other countries. You should always check the information on the actual food label in your own country, for more information about nutrition fact labels on food see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrition_facts_label

The  Nutrition Facts label shown above is the current standard, however in May 2016, the US FDA had issued new Nutrition Facts Label rules and set a compliance date for 26 July 2018 for most manufacturers. On 13 June 2017, the FDA announced its intention to extend the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts Label final rules.

Although Quality Control checks are carried out by members of the Public-Private Partnership who compile the USDA Branded Food Products Database, where errors exist we weed them out and advise USDA as we find them - for example we recently found UPC 044261591273 "Abe's Mini-Muppins..." should be "...Mini-Muffins" and UPC 763027728417 "Salem Baking Co. Cookie Thins Mayer Lemon should of course be "...Meyer Lemon"!

 

 Meyer Lemon Wikipedia article link

The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data. For more information see:  https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/docs/BFPDB_Doc.pdf

 

Fresh 2.5 will soon be in the Google Play Store!

Stock Lists

The Stock Lists for your Fridge, Freezer & Cupboard now show the quantity below the item description.

(The days to expiry is on the right as before)

 

 Just tap the item description and tap the pencil icon to Edit the quantity, description, expiry date, or to add a Note.

Shopping List

The Shopping List has had a makeover too! Quantity is now displayed below the item description the same as on the Stock Lists, this gives more room for a longer description. The Finish button (chequered flag) on the Shopping List puts all checked-off items way as before, but now multiple quantities of the same item will be combined on the same line. Note that if you buy more later and add them to the Stock List the same way, they will be on a separate line in the Stock List - since it is assumed that will have a different expiry date.

This version also lets you choose the Quantity to Move from the Shopping List or the Stock  Lists. If you have just completed your shopping and pressed the Finish button to put all checked-off items away on the Stock Lists, you may find that for example you have 4 loaves of bread on the Cupboard list with an expiry of 4 days, and you want to put 3 of them away in the Freezer for later. Just tap the item and select Move item... from the menu (or the arrow icon), now set the Quantity to 3, tap 'Freezer' - voila job done - the items on the Freezer list will automatically have the expiry date set to 30 days!

Settings Menu

Shopping List: New in this version are support for the Indian Rupee and South African Rand.

Scanner:  You can now choose to have Always Continuous scan (the default for new users) or the old single-shot scan.

Continuous scan enables you to rapidly add multiple items to your stock lists or Shopping List, with the item Quantity automatically updated as you scan.

Tip: Note that all items with the same barcode will be combined on the Stock List (even if they have different expiry dates); so if you have for example 12 pots of yogurt, but 4 of them have a different expiry date, just scan one of the pots 8 times, then tap the bar at the bottom of the scanner screen to return to the Stock List, tap the Scan icon then scan the product a further 4 times and tap the bottom bar again. You will find you now have the same item on the Stock List twice, one with Quantity 8 and the other with Quantity 4. Edit the expiry dates by tapping on each item and tapping the Pencil icon in the top bar. 

Online Product Database

Our database continues to grow rapidly and now has over 360,000 products.

 

How do I know what version I have installed? 

Tap Help on the slide -out menu, then tap About - this new version starts 2.5.xxx

If you have an earlier version, just go to Google Play Store, search for Fresh - Shopping Organizer and select Update.