I’ve really been enjoying Katy Wolk-Stanley’s blog “The Non-Consumer Advocate’s Blog.” I especially appreciate her motto: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” Her musings find their way into my inbox on a daily basis and her writing style is perfectly fit for my busy life – short, sweet and to the point.
Some of her recent posts have been concerned with eliminating food waste. And instead of hiding my head in shame because I recently pitched some wilting celery (seriously … celery is my refrigerator Waterloo), I’m interested to see how I can reduce my own food waste.
Here’s a couple of posts from Ms. Katy’s “Waste No Food Challenge.”
Makin’ a meal out of “dirt and buttons.” No, it’s not what it sounds like.
A link of all of Katy’s no waste challenge can be found here.
This issue is particularly interesting to me because I love to cook and I love cooking different dishes. My refrigerator and pantry are individual wastelands of weird ingredients I’ve amassed over the past few months – buckwheat flour, for instance. I try very hard to make sure that the things I buy are either non-perishable or can be used later in another dish, but there are times when I am pitching stuff into my garbage. Or else, if it’s easily frozen, items get stored to elongate their shelf life.
But at the end of the day – this whole issue has made me curious to know how much I’d save on my grocery bill if I was more mindful and undertook my own No Waste Challenge.
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