Shocked to find out that many of the vegetables we bought from the supermarket are carefully picked by the farmers/sellers in their factory before it arrives in our kitchen. A third of these vegetables grown by our local farmers are discarded. This is a lot of wastage considering these are still edible with slight discolouration. Imagine how much we can help save the world to feed the countries suffering from famine and poor nutrition when we are here wasting so much food.
So, I make an attempt to recycle as much as possible the food we eat. This is what I am currently doing -
1. The prepared vegetables and fruits peel that we had each day for our meals - the roots and orange peel, banana skin, potato peel, egg shell ,etc goes into a big bottle (recycled from dairy milk bottle) and stored away for fermentation. This is otherwise known as garbage enzyme. I am surprised there can be so much to recycle each day that I run out of bottles to do the fermentation. Thus far, I had 4 one litres milk bottles stored away. These will make good laundry and washing detergent in a few months time. What's more, they are natural, free from chemicals and at same time save money for the family!
2. Create a mini garden - this is by far my greatest satisfaction. In fact, I am now writing this in front of my mini garden, haha. I am growing capsicum, chilli, spinach, longan fruits, papaya, onion and sweet potato. Watching them grow each day is like watching my kids growing up as well. Each night, my two kids love to accompany me to the garden to water the plants. It is also good for my eyes to rest and look at these lovely plants (green is good for the eyes).