One of the things I hate to do is waste food. Usually, I am very good about using up the food I buy (buying just enough for a week or two) or preserving it in some way (usually by freezing it). However, occasionally, (usually when I have a family gathering or party at home and have 15-25 people to lunch or dinner), I tend to buy a bit too much, don't use everything I buy, and end up tossing it.
So, on Friday evening, when I cleaned out the fridge, I saw that a cucumber I had bought for the prayer meeting luncheon, but hadn't got around to using, was well on its way to becoming a science experiment! Much as it pained me to do so, it had to go. I put it on the compost pile, where it will eventually decompose into fertilizer for the garden. Even when I have to toss something, I try to salvage as much as I can!
In addition to the cucumber, there was a beyond-its-prime tomato, a red onion, and the remains of a bunch of celery. I cut up everything and froze for use in soup. Now my freezer is full of all sorts of odds and ends to be made into soup, this winter.
What about you? How do you manage to keep food waste to a minimum?