It's that time again...
I'll admit right off the bat that I'm not a fan of celery. Next to green pepper, it's about the only vegetable I don't like. But I had very high hopes for this celery root from our CSA delivery, and the stalk given to me by my neighbor when he went away on vacation. Not only did I have high hopes, I had a plan.
Based on a reader suggestion, I was going to make this fabulous-sounding soup from Oprah dot com. Looking at the recipe now, I'm sorry all over again that I didn't make this Celery Root soup with Granny Smith Apples. I simply ran out of time. First of all, I had already made Butternut Squash soup, which was delicious. But even though I could eat soup practically every day, my husband isn't as big a fan. So I ended up waiting a little too long, and the root got mushy. Too bad. On the good side, it's food for the critters in the compost pile, instead of food waste on its way to the landfill.
If you're new to this blog and wondering why I'm posting these ugly pictures of rotten food, I'm following the lead of The Frugal Girl, who started photographing her food in an attempt to waste less. What's the big deal? Why should we care about wasting food? Because not only does food waste in the landfill turn into carbon dioxide, so it's bad for the environment, wasting food wastes money. If you eat everything you buy, you'll save on your grocery bill.
If you want to get more into the nitty-gritty facts and figures on the topic, check out Wasted Food, where Jonathan will tell you everything you need to know to inspire you to cut back on your food waste. And if you want to join in the Waste-No-Food challenge, head over to The Frugal Girl.
How did you do this week? Are you wasting less food these days? I'm finding it a little easier to keep track of our food because I'm buying less at the market. We might not have every option available at every moment, like every kind of cheese or nut, but it helps us waste a lot less. And a rough plan of what we're going to eat also helps. If you have any tips or advice to waste less, tell us about it in the Comments section.