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[For the health of the planet..and us all..] 50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

It has been more than a week since I last posted here.

Energies and focus were on volunteer, peace/justice,  and church activities as well as family.
Am doing some serious reflection…and re-thinking what do I want to do as (not when here at age 58) I grow up.

This “recycling” link is in the current  Green Note Column of the Mount St. Agnes Theological Center for Women newsletter. 

From 50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

…On average, we waste 14% of our food purchases per year, and the average American family throws out over $600 of fruit per year. Most of the food we waste is due to spoilage; we’re buying too much and using too little of it.

Using Up Vegetables

1. Leftover mashed potatoes from dinner? Make them into patty shapes the next morning and cook them in butter for a pretty good “mock hash brown.”

2. Don’t toss those trimmed ends from onions, carrots, celery, or peppers. Store them in your freezer, and once you have a good amount saved up, add them to a large pot with a few cups of water and make homemade vegetable broth. This is also a great use for cabbage cores and corn cobs.

3. Don’t toss broccoli stalks. They can be peeled and sliced, then prepared just like broccoli florets.

4. If you have to dice part of an onion or pepper for a recipe, don’t waste the rest of it. Chop it up and store it in the freezer for the next time you need diced onion or peppers….

 

The rest of the list is great
Some I’ve done (homemade breadcrumbs, toasted leftover pancakes that were put in freezer).
Many are new (melt fat into suet for birds,  pickle juice for refrigerator pickles or dirty martinis)
Thinking to post a copy of this list on the side of the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 1, 2012 Posted by | environmental health | , | Leave a comment

   

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