So, is it okay to throw stuff out that you've made when you're experimenting (e.g., vegetable pancakes)? Wasting edible food is bad, isn't it? –Sunny, Canada
Pseudo-Chef: Are you my conscience? If so, you and I both know that the carrot soup I made over the weekend sucked. And not just a little, either. If I didn’t toss it, then Husband surely would have catapulted it out the window into the yard, blender and all, to the horror of our elderly neighbor.
In a situation like this, where the food most likely isn’t deadly even though it may taste like it is, I rarely feel the need to torture myself. Instead, I turn to the family pets. If they won’t eat it, then I think about all of the people in the neighborhood that maybe I could live without. Like the lady who yells for her cat, Midnight, at all hours of the day and night. It’s a CAT, for crying out loud. Named Midnight. She’s probably turning tricks as we speak and you’re really cramping her style. Or the people who keep their leaf blower pointed up into the trees all summer long “just in case.” Once they accept my neighborly offering, I can’t help it if they then decide to throw it away. Those bastards.
However, if you like your pets and you like your neighbors, all I can say is that composting really seems to take the sting out of throwing stuff away. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to work that way, but thank goodness it does.
Anyone want to help out Sunny with a good vegetable pancake recipe? Because the Pseudo-Chef’s been striking out, lately.