As a passionate advocate of food insecurity, I always am looking for ways to reduce waste in my kitchen and reuse any scraps I have. This means using leftover rice to make rice pudding, bones for bone broth, soft fruit and veggies get juiced or made into jams. Egg shells are packed calcium making them a perfect food for your garden plants. While most of us toss our egg shells away, organic gardeners know that they are a great addition to any garden.
Don’t throw away those beet tops! Most of us have picked up a beautiful bunch of beets bundled together at the store or market. Attached to those beets are these long colorful stems with deep green leaves ornamenting their tops. We take them home and for most of us just hack off the steams and keep the beets themselves.
When it is time to go back to school after the long holiday, parents everywhere will be busy buying new clothes and books for the new school year. Back to school means that it is time to start thinking about preparing and packing lunches for our children once more.