First, our food waste. This was not a stellar week. I just discovered those pomegranate seeds yesterday. Very sad. Luckily we had eaten most of them before this last bit got moldy. As far as the greens, we're getting so much in our CSA that I need to have a plan for every item. Last time, I made soup out of what was left on the day before our next delivery. This time, I planned to do a stir-fry, but this bok choy and broccoli didn't last the 13 days. And finally, the single pie crust in this box had somehow missed the rotation since I've baked several pies since the early 2009 date on the box.
I'm tracking our food waste in league with Kristen at The Frugal Girl and other bloggers in an effort to waste less. Throwing away food isn't just throwing away money, it's bad for the environment for it to sit rotting in a landfill.
Luckily, all but the pie crust will go to compost, but I'm going to work hard to have less waste next week. On the positive side, I got some great suggestions from readers last week about what to do with runny rosemary jelly, and I baked an apple pie with it the other night that was very tasty. I'm looking forward to trying the other suggestions over the next few weeks. Also, I looked up a daikon recipe online, and tonight I'm going to make a simple daikon and carrot slaw. It will be perfect with our vaguely asian tofu/spinach stir-fry dinner.
My favorite blog post of the week goes to Betsy at Married With Luggage for this post titled "Could you live with just 100 things?" Betsy mentions me in the article as someone who's taken on a challenge with my possessions. Well, let me tell you, I have WAY more than 100 things. I'm afraid I probably have more than 100 things just in my jewelry box. See why I don't need anything new?
But actually the fact that I'm mentioned in the post isn't why it's my favorite. I love the whole "100 things" idea, but what really put this post over the top for me was the You Tube video of George Carlin's comedy act about "stuff." It's 24 years old, and still brilliant, timely, and hilarious. Check it out if you need a laugh. I know I really needed one this week. Thanks Betsy!
Are you tracking your food waste this week? How did you do?