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Food Waste Friday-May 15th

Hello, dear readers! Sorry for the delay in getting the food waste linky up…we spent the day at the zoo today(and spent two hours driving home, due to the most horrific traffic ever!), so that’s why I’m late.


I know this comes as a big shock, but there is some cilantro in my picture this week. Sigh. I should have frozen it, but I was SURE I was going to eat it.

Then there is a bit of watermelon. When I cut open this particular melon, it was already a bit on the too far gone end of things(but still edible). We ate a LOT of watermelon, but a couple of cubes got left behind.

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Wednesday 20th of May 2009

I live in South Texas and we use a lot of cilantro down here. I love the taste and what it does to different foods. Usually its never more than $.50 a bunch here, so I don't feel quite as bad about not using it all, but still struggled with it wilting before I needed it. Then I found those Debbie Meyer green bags...

I know. They sound too good to be true, but I promise you that I tested one bunch of cilantro (it was on sale for $.25) and in that green bag it was fresh and not wilted for 3 WEEKS. Same with green onions, celery, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, etc.

The bags have at least doubled the life of my 'store it in the fridge' produce. Sometimes longer. They are worth the $10. (you get like 20 in a bag and each bag can be used about 10 times. I figured if I spent $10 per year on bags that extended the life of my produce by double or sometimes triple, they'd pay for themselves within that year...and they have.)

Anyway...hope that helps!


Tuesday 19th of May 2009

We occasionally have a little food waste, not often as my boys are good eaters and are still growing, so they can be a bit like locusts, all edible foodstuffs disappearing when in their sights! I've invested in two Bokashi bins which take care of all food waste, whether cooked meat, bones, whatever, plus all the usual compostable veggie peelings. The output of these bins goes into the compost heap to finish off fermenting and to add to the general compost. It's made a big difference to food waste generally in my house. Carole


Monday 18th of May 2009

I threw away cilantro too. I wish they would sell smaller bunches!


Sunday 17th of May 2009

Throw the watermelon in your smoothies next time. It just adds a bit of sweetness.

marianne b.

Saturday 16th of May 2009

If you are near an East Indian grocery, look for coriander chutney. It is made with ground cilantro and chiles and can completely replace buying fresh cilantro.

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