Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Compost It

As most of you know, I am shoving some type of fresh fruit or vegetable into my face about every other hour.  Along with that comes a lot of fresh waste (carrot peels, watermelon rinds, etc.) that I just hate throwing into the trash can.  It seems so wasteful. 

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So, Dan got a composter for his birthday.  Isn’t that exciting for him?  (He also got tickets to the All Star Game so don’t go feeling bad for him.)

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I also let him put it together while I enjoyed a cold one.  Isn’t he just the luckiest?

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After reading multiple reviews on Amazon, my price – size – convenience compromise was the Soil Saver.  Apparently all we need to do is throw our fruit and veggies waste into the top and in 3 to 6 months we will have super powered soil. 

I remember my elementary school class made a composter and I learned all the things you can put in there – which I have since then forgotten.  What do you put in your composter?  Along with fruits and veggies, we plan to put egg shells and coffee grounds.  Anything else? 

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Eats

Breakfast was an almost-didn’t-make-it-from-the-pan-to-the-plate broccoli and cheese omelet.  With bunny ears.  And a sliced mango.

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I ate leftover kabobs for both lunch and dinner.  The combination of the shrimp, super greens, and olive oil / lemon dressing with parm was very tasty. 

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I also ate dinner while watching Dan put together the composter.

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Dessert was the last of the zucchini cake.

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After tasting it a little more, I think I may have remembered the sugar but shredded a cucumber instead of a zucchini?  I don’t know how I could have possibly done that, but when there are multiple people in my house, Lord only knows. 

I went to bed completely satisfied, but then Dan brought popcorn up to watch the basketball game [6] and then I ate a piece of chocolate [3].

Run

Yesterday I ran 5 miles while watching Castle.  Nothing too exciting to report.

Thought for the day

Points Breakdown

Daily Points (31) + Activity Points (10) – Eating Points (43) = –2

Weekly Points (49) – Mon (2) = 47

3 comments:

  1. We had kabobs a couple of weeks ago and they were so good. I think they will become part of the weekly rotation. We don't use our grill enough!
    You'll have to let me know how the composter works out. What a great idea!

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  2. We also do composting! We add in bones from meat as long as they're fairly clean (i.e. not a lot of extra meat left on them). We also will throw in tissues. It's great to compost because it's not only eco-friendly but it really reduces our garbage which is important because in our neighbourhood we can only put out so many bags every other week.

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    1. Such great ideas! Our bones are always clean - we don't let much meat go to waste around here. Hehehe.

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