Food Waste Friday: Food Waste Yes, Picture No

by Elizabeth on July 23, 2010 · 3 comments

in Food Waste Friday

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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1 Moonwaves July 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Hi there,

Just linked from the Food Waste Friday on Frugal Girl. I realise you were asking Kristen for her opinion on her blog but being cheeky, I thought I'd just offer you my two cents' worth as I actually found it quite difficult to read. That often happens with white backgrounds I've found. So does that mean the background should be a different shade or the writing darker? No idea, my expertise extends only as far as offering opinions, I'm not so good at the constructive part. Just thought I'd let you know anyway. Hope that's okay.


2 Colean July 24, 2010 at 9:57 am

D'you keep your onions in the fridge? The go bad so fast in there. I keep mine on my counter and they last for weeks on end.


3 Elizabeth July 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Thanks Moonwaves! I actually changed it again and I think I'm happier with this layout. I appreciate you stopping by and giving me your thoughts.

No, Colean, I don't keep them in the fridge. We keep onions at the bottom of our pantry where it is cool and dark. I'm thinking that with all the humidity and heat around here, we are bound to have something go bad.


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