Tag Archives: Christmas

Yule Waste Less

Ashley Koff recently asked on Twitter when I was going to post some simple waste-saving tips for the holidays. Good question, Ashley! Here goes: While I already covered similar ground in a longer Thanksgiving post, here’s a simplified version: 1. Get a firm head count. Knowing how many people you’ll be hosting helps the planning. 2. […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in History and Culture, Household | Comments closed

Holiday Buffet

Tree gleaning and Chinese food on Christmas?! (And the movie comes afterward, right?) If only I lived in L.A… — — Wait, what?! A report out of LA says that 62% of students there don’t have enough time to eat all of their lunch? That can’t be good for food waste. — — Glad to hear […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, Household, School | Comments closed

Giving the Gift of Reduced Waste

With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to pass on a few quick tips to help you minimize holiday food waste: 1. Don’t cook too much food. Thanksgiving celebrates abundance. As far as I know, none of the winter holidays do. Get a good guest count and try not to go overboard. After all, we can […]

December 19, 2011 | Posted in History and Culture, Household | Comments closed

Eat Your Tree!

OK, maybe don’t eat it, but…you can use your Christmas tree to flavor your food. That’s the message from Denmark, espoused in this NYT op-ed. I don’t have much experience with Christmas trees, but it sounds like a neat idea. After all, spruce and fir needles seem very rosemary-ish. Why not deploy them as an […]

December 27, 2010 | Posted in History and Culture, International | Comments closed
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