After my weekly dumpster diving journeys, I often end up with many herbs, both cut and planted in plastic pots. The potted ones usually have a chance to revive on the windowsill. But what to do with the cut herbs that are already wilted, like the bunch of dill in the image below? The simplest … Continue reading Day 19: Freezing herbs
Food from Solidarity Fridge. Everything donated by a local supermarket: discarded leaves of leek, savoy and white cabbage; pears and apples turned into a sugar free jam; grapes, aubergine, a pear and dark bread with nuts, dried fruit and seeds.
The obvious answer to the question of the day 17 would be to not acquire too much food. The mantra of reducing waste in general – reduce reuse recycle – would also be the best way of thinking in terms of food. On day 17, I did reuse. The day before, after bringing the food to the Solidarity … Continue reading Day 17: What to do with excess food?
For the day 16 I will skip the record of my daily meals and get straight to the most important event. In the Solikyl meeting on day 15 we were introduced with a foodsharing platform that would allow us to organize the transportation between food donors and public fridges. This opensource platform is uniting many local foodsharing communities worldwide. … Continue reading Day 16: Partnership with a local supermarket
Before getting to day 15, I have to apologize for the big break I have taken. I had to meet the reality of unexpected events intervening during the Dumpstring March challenge: I had to take an emergency flight home, from Sweden through Finland to Latvia, to be with my family for a couple of days. … Continue reading Day 15: The poster
On Monday, day 13 of the Dumpstring March, I woke up a bit late and didn’t have time for breakfast so I just grabbed a large piece of the home baked bread on the way. For lunch, course mates of the 1st study year shared a fruit bread with butter, and Radu came over to … Continue reading Day 13: Folk kitchen
In the upcoming posts I’ve decided to describe less and post more photos of what I eat instead, providing a list of bullet points of what I ate each day and was it dumpster dived or shared with me. If there was some particularly challenging experiences, I will mention them as well (like the sugar … Continue reading Day 12: yeast and flour = bread
One of the eggs got broken when I was washing it; the yoghurt container was discarded because it’s leaking from a crack on its bottom – this is why it was photographed upside down.
The Saturday morning started with a beautiful sunshine and nice breakfast: oatmeal with milk, cinnamon and banana. Me and Radu decided to use the day for photography exploration, go out and shoot pictures, setting specific rules and tasks beforehand. Later on, we stopped by the supermarket bins and took some more pictures alongside with food collecting: … Continue reading Day 11: dumpster diving in the sun
On day 10, I finally had my oatmeal breakfast I was longing for. I had to wait only 10 days until I got it! Apparently it was thrown out because of a small, torn hole in the packaging: I added some banana slices I had frozen before when I got way too many to keep … Continue reading Day 10: the oatmeal mornings are back