Foodbank

Dumpster-diving. Seriously, wtf right. So a couple of weeks ago i followed a friend dumpster-diving. No, i wasn’t starving. I wasn’t short of cash. I wasn’t crazy. I just wanted to see for myself the debate behind it.

Broccoli stems. White bread which hasn’t expired albeit a little stale. Apples which looked a bit brown but still perfectly edible. All in the bin.

It didn’t seem like much to me at first but then i got home and started googling and did a bit of research and what i read bugged me for a few days after. More than 4 million tonnes of food is thrown out every year – in Australia alone. Farmers and growers throw out tonnes of produce each week because they’re “off-spec” and supermarkets refuses to stock them. An apple with a little brown bit, watermelon with seeds, grapes with seeds – we all look for seedless fruits these days…what we might not know is that those longish watermelons with seeds are the males and the seedless round ones are the females. If we all choose seedless ones, the demand for those longish ones drops and they’re left on the farm to be ploughed. Ps those watermelon with seeds are actually sweeter and more flavourful than the female ones.

Now i must admit. I pick my fruits and vegetables before i buy them. Do you? I make sure they look perfect – no blemishes, no thrips.

We have organisations like Foodbank and OzHarvest trying to salvage all the still perfectly edible food and giving them to the needy – but is this enough?

To be honest, i don’t know the point of me blogging this. Its just been on my mind thats all.

Chance Encounters

You never know when or where you’ll meet someone that will change your life forever. And I don’t mean a significant other or a partner although that does play a very big part. I’m talking about strangers, people who we may or may not see ever again.

We meet new people all the time. The little things they do or say can change us. We may think differently, or act differently but just think…you could be changing someone’s life without even knowing it.

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork. Where do I begin? So awesome it deserves a title on the blog lol.

Now I cook often, have cooked quite a bit..but this has to be the most awesome thing I’ve ever made.

You see, it took 3 days for me to finish this. Brined a 4kg pork shoulder for 2 days, made a dry rub and roasted the baby for 13 hours. Yep, 13 hours. I slept, woke up and slept again.
The meat was falling apart by the end of it but oh so juicy. Spent a few good minutes pulling it apart.

We’ve had it with wraps, by itself, with rice, rolls and made pulled pork nachos topped with hot salsa and guacamole.

Omg. The house smells amazing. Every bite so tender and the rub is the most amazing thing ever it doesn’t even need sauce!

Anyways on a totally different note, have finally found someone to take over my Mondays. No more working six days a week!

This week have been nothing but amazing. Another three days of work before a 2 and a half weeks break.

Plans made. Countdown begins.

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