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Food Waste Friday | Of Peppers and Pancakes

A slimy pepper half was living in my vegetable drawer, so now it’s gone off to my compost bin.

A rotten pepper in a plastic bag.

And last night, one of my kids was helping me making Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes.

Which was awesome and all, except that due to a slight sous-chef error, we had baking powder in our pancakes instead of baking soda.

The pancakes from that batter were flat, oddly-colored, and had a kind of bitter taste to them.

If we were totally destitute, I suppose we would have eaten them, but since we can afford not to eat flat, bitter pancakes, I mixed up a new batch (with baking soda this time!) and got rid of the other batch.

(We ate them with blueberries and whipped cream, both from Aldi. I was so happy to see that heavy cream is a summer seasonal item this year. Yay!)

On a happy note, I had some grape tomatoes that were getting a bit squishy for raw eating, so I cooked them up with some onion and Italian seasoning, pureed them, and voila, they turned into tomato sauce.

Tomato sauce in a glass Mason jar.

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Skirnir Hamilton

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Don't think I really threw anything out this week. Next week might be a different matter though as I went to the farmer's market and I think I will use up the strawberries and sugar snap peas. But I do find myself with a bit much lettuce, so we shall see!

Messy Wife

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

I did not blog about our food waste this week... But I want to report that I wasted $10 worth of dumplings!

After I got it, I left it in the fridge and forgot to freeze it until 3 days later. I cooked them maybe another week after. Then, I remembered, when they were still in boiling water, that the dumplings had air bubbles in them when I bagged them to put in the freezer. It suddenly clicked what those bubbles mean - these dumplings had gone bad! I was right :(

Not only did I wasted the dumpling but also the water, the gas and the time trying to cook them. My family had to wait another 45 minutes before I was able to put some food on the table.


Note to self: meat needed to be in the freezer. In the Freezer. IN THE FREEZER!

Jan Elizabeth

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Off-topic - when I saw this little whale headband I thought of Zoe, and had to send you the link. :)



Friday 1st of June 2012

This is the week I changed my fridge! Everything that is a leftover of something goes on the top shelf in my fridge. I explained this to the husband and he thought it was great! I just moved things so the big stuff like milk fit in the middle and so on. Now that leftovers of everything and anything are on top we can see them all and know we need to eat it :-D Such an ahah moment for food waste Friday.


Friday 1st of June 2012

Tomato sauce! You are SO resourceful!

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