1. Get a free issue of Christopher Kimball’s new magazine.
Christopher Kimball left ATK/CI last year and he’s started a new magazine. It’s brand spankin’ new, and you can get a free first issue, no strings attached.
I obviously haven’t tried the magazine yet, but hey, it’s free, and I figure it’s worth a shot.
(Hat tip to reader Deb, who emailed me about it!)
2. Tech and Food Waste
Reader WilliamB sent me this article about how technology is being used in a variety of ways to help reduce food waste, from production, to restaurants, to homes.
(Want help for yourself? Here are my top ten tips to help you stop wasting food.)
3. Freezing greens is awesome.
Speaking of food waste…I bought a huge bag of spinach from Costco, and despite my best efforts, I knew we weren’t going to get through the whole bag before it went bad.
So, after I used about half of it, I picked out a few bad leaves, and put the rest in the freezer.
Frozen and thawed spinach is no good for eating, in my opinion, but in smoothies, it is a-ok.
4. Kindness matters
I talk about kindness a lot with my kids as a matter of course, but it seems like the topic has really come up a lot in the last week, especially because of Joshua and Lisey both having jobs now.
They’ve run into co-workers who aren’t kind, customers who aren’t kind, bosses who aren’t kind, and they’re needing to be kind in the face of that.
I’m reminded that being high up on the ladder, or knowing a lot or having many skills is somewhat useless if you can’t be kind.
I want my kids to learn and become skilled, of course, but more importantly, I want them to be kind, to care about other people’s feelings, to have compassion for others, and to be able to put themselves in other people’s shoes.
4. Attention, email subscribers!
I forgot to remind you of this yesterday….but if you want to enter the Ecobags giveaway, you need to leave a comment on the actual post. I can’t keep track of emailed entries, unfortunately.
So, click here and you’ll end up at the giveaway post where you can leave a comment to enter.
And that’s all the miscellany for this edition! I’ll be back tomorrow with a menu post.