Thursday, November 17, 2016

Vital Sign

The amount of edible food that goes into the compost receptacle is an unerring indication of how the household is being managed. The USDA web site lists shelf lives of various products. Now and then I am horrified by a listing.

We are fortunate to be able to have too much food on hand to eat it in a timely manner. Being careful about the timing of procurement means eating good ingredients at their freshest. I don't much worry about the composition of an informal meal any more-we just eat what's on hand, knowing it's tasty and taking satisfaction in not adding unnecessarily to the massive energy consumption it takes to bring a calorie to the table -30-

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