Here's one of those lingering guilt issues I deal with regularly.
I waste produce. Every single week.
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It may be a quarter of a cucumber or half of a somewhat soggy onion. Two black bananas (yes, I freeze old bananas but I have limits on how many at a time!). A pile of shredded brown lettuce. A bunch of mushy baby carrots.
Have I thrown away an entire pineapple with mold on the bottom because I waited too long to cut it? Yes, multiple times.
I loathe wasting food, but every Monday, I'm tossing the contents of two or three Tupperware containers, the wilted, grody stuff in the veggie crisper, and a few slices of stale bread.
Two black bananas are staring at me as we speak. Do I throw them in the trash? No. They stay on the counter, mocking me, adding to my irritation with myself.
Why didn't I eat them for a snack when they were ripe?
I know why. I chose m&ms instead.
So that brings on an entire new layer of guilt. Not only am I wasting food, I'm also eating unhealthy. Great. Guilt on multiple levels. :)
Do you throw away more food than you'd like? Does anyone have a good compost solution for a small, suburban yard?
Have a terrific weekend!