22 April 2014


While I was opening the cupboard under the kitchen sink,
 proceeding to throw my food scraps in the garbage, I
noticed a peculiar little green bucket right infront of my eyes...

It's seems fitting on Earth Day that I would find my
parents introduced a new "composting system" to the house

"What the banana and egg shells!", I thought to myself! This is too cool...

After years of trying to get my family to green up a little, the day has finally come

So I tossed my kale and swiss chard stems to the bunch and patted myself on the back

It may not seem like much but sometimes our tiniest efforts amount greater results

According to The Green Bin Program website,
these items are deemed acceptable for compost:

  • Food leftovers, plate scrapings
  • Meat, fish, poultry and bones
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Dairy products, butter, mayonnaise
  • Egg shells
  • Bread, cereal, grains
  • Pasta, rice, pizza
  • Baked goods, candies
  • Soiled paper towels and tissues
  • Soiled paper food packaging
  • Food soiled cardboard
  • Used paper cups and plates
  • Coffee grounds, filters, tea bags
  • Ice cream and milk & cream cartons
  • Baking ingredients, herbs, spices
  • Houseplants, cut and dried flowers
  • Nuts and shells
  • Compostable bags (must have certified compostable logo)

Now it's about remembering to use the bin and not get lazy or forget out of habit ;)

Questions: Do you compost?
 Did you do anything "green" today?


Reifyn said... [reply]

When I saw the first pic I thought sure the Riddler from Batman had got under that sink (he's fond of emerald green and lots of question marks).
You know lots of paper products contain all sorts of weird chemicals and things that wouldn't be good for the garden plants, including formaldehyde (which is used in embalming and pretty well never goes away). Some of the ones sold in health-food stores might say on them they are safe so they might be safe. Most recycled paper products contain who-knows-whats. I was very particular about what I put in my compost when I had a small organic farm.
Hadn't seen a post from you in quite a while and now here's 2 in a row. I originally found your blog because I was searching for one devoted to squirrels...not quite what I'd been looking for at first, but there is a squirrel at the top, probably looking for a snack I imagine. Glad you're still posting.
To answer your question, I do 'green' things each day, because it's my favourite colour.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

No, we don't compost ... but if we had room for a garden we would.

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