Food Waste Friday: Food Waste Yes, Picture No
Our food waste wasn’t all that bad this week. Actually I only threw away one thing that I purchased and that was yet another rotten onion (this is developing into a weird trend). It needed to go out before it started smelling, so no picture.
Last week, we were gifted 7 lovely looking cucumbers. I love getting fresh vegetables from friends because a) it means we don’t have to buy them and b) I can’t grow much at home (due to my lack of full backyard sun). We were very excited and sliced several up to enjoy with dinner. After a few bits, though, we realized that the cucumbers were very bitter. Naturally, being a librarian, I did some research and found that too much heat can cause cucumbers to become bitter. We’ve been having some crazy heat lately (upper 90s for several weeks now) and that would explain the bitter cucumbers. They were inedible, so they all went into the trash.
Throwing out that many cucumbers is a huge waste, but at least we didn’t buy them. I would be a lot more upset if we had bought that many cucumbers and they were all bad. Actually I think they would have gone back to the store!
How did you do this week? Any food waste?
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