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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Kathy Dols

Gethsemane Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 35 This Week
  • 168 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    6.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Kathy's Actions

Shopping

Support Imperfection

I will intentionally buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Watch a Documentary About Food

I will watch 1 videos or documentaries to learn about the scope and scale of food waste in this country.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Cooking

Reimagine Leftovers

I will learn about how to repurpose my leftovers into new meals and then try it.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Revive Limp Produce

I will rescue limp produce like leafy greens or carrots by soaking them in cold water or using them in recipes where appearance doesn't matter.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins

I will buy loose produce with a reusable bag or food from the bulk section to get the exact quantity I need.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 2 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the amount of food you waste?

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    Kathy Dols 8/07/2022 8:53 PM
    Today at church, I purposefully chose the split tomatoes (figuring they were the least desirable) from the garden offerings.  I also picked the "ugly" double tomato.  It was actually quite interesting looking.  I went directly home and used them in a caprese salad along with pesto I made from my own basil on Saturday.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Revive Limp Produce
    What successes have you had in reviving limp produce? What can you do so that your produce doesn't go limp in the future?

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    Kathy Dols 8/07/2022 7:08 AM
    My Mom taught me many years ago to keep carrots in water to keep them fresh.  I still do that and LOVE my raw carrots.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Reimagine Leftovers
    How have you modified what you do with leftovers to make sure nothing goes to waste?

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    Kathy Dols 8/05/2022 3:19 PM
    I had some cottage cheese that was going to expire.  I added a can of tuna and some leftover marinate to it and made a nice salad!

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    Kathy Dols 8/02/2022 7:52 AM
    I'm interested in not wasting food if at all possible.  Since we like leftovers, we don't have a lot of wasted food, like those who don't save leftovers for tomorrow's meals.  I am wondering about better use for coffee grounds, our main contribution to our compost blue bag and a cause of the bags to leak.