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Project Green Foot- Week 41

Our little E was sick this past week which made it feel like the longest week ever. We made sure to fill her up with lots of fruits and veggies to help her on her path to recovery. I made her a delicious raw carrot cake treat with an avocado-banana “icing” on top. She ate it all week thinking she was getting a treat, but it was filled with lots of fruits and veggies. I am sneaky like that.

Our Lufa Farms basket was filled with all sorts of green goodies that we used to make some great smoothies with. I am looking forward to when they will have a system in place for us to add extra veggies and fruit to our baskets. They grow a mean cucumber! And the cucumbers I purchase from our natural food store are crazy expensive- 1.59$ for one! I always trya nd find the biggest ones to get my money’s worth. They are from local, but do not taste anywhere near as good as those hydroponic ones!

I am also looking into finding some local farms that can supply us with carrots and potatoes etc. even durning the winter months. It can be lots of work sometimes to find the food we need and want, but so worth it in the end.

Do you go the extra mile for certain things that others may not?

1-PURCHASES

La Moisson (Natural Food Store)

Bulk

  • 1 bunch of celery (USA)
  • 1 sweet potato (Quebec)
  • 10 cucumbers (Ontario)
  • Fair trade bananas from Equator (8.4 lbs)
  • 7 oranges (California)

Non-Bulk

  • 1 jar of organic pickles (Canada)
  • 1 paper bag of tortillas (Texas)
  • 2 pints of coconut ice cream (USA-I need to learn to make my own)

Sub-total: 62.25

Lufa Farms- Root Top Farm (All organic)

  • 9 Tomatoes
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • 4 different types of peppers
  • 2 large bunches of bok Choy
  • 1 head of boston lettuce
  • 1 super large cucumber
  • 1 bunch of microgrens
  • 1 bunch of rhubarb
  • 1 container of shitake mushrooms

Sub-total: 42.00 (Paid in advance)

Restaurants

Monday: We found a small local restaurant that has vegan pizza crust- SCORE! 24.00

Sunday: J.P had rice and veggies from a local Thai restaurant 8.00

Sub-Total: 32.00

Total: 136.50

2-COMPOSTING
Once again this week we fueled ourselves with lots of smoothies and juice. We are juicing less because of the Blendtec. You would think we would have less compost, but that is not the case. We tend to eat a large amount of veggies and fruit which creates lots of compost. So in reality I think we have the same amount of compost as every other week if not more.

Oh my, our compost was over flowing this week. I kept stuffing and stuffing it until the lid couldn’t fit on. I think it was that I was too lazy to bring it to my sis-in-laws.

The total weight of our compost was 21 lbs.

3-RECYCLING

We still get stupid junk mail. I am not sure how to stop junk mail in Canada. I am definitely going to be looking into that. We have a small sign on our condo door that says “no junk mail.” Sometimes they read it and other times they don’t see it. What a waste of paper. Anyone else out know how to stop junk mail in Canada?

4-TRASH
We had the usual suspects like receipts, and some random pieces of plastic that can’t be recycled.  The last few weeks we have had more trash than usual, and I am not sure exactly why. I think we are finding random things throughout the house that we don’t need, and can’t be recycled or reused from like 3 years ago!

We have less stickers to put in little E’s sticker book because Lufa Farms doesn’t put stickers on their fruit and veggies. Score!

5-TRAVEL
This week, J.P drove from work and back. I didn’t do much driving except to rugby practice and a game, Lufa Farms drop off point, and to JP’s parents place about an hour and half away.

The total distance traveled on the TDI was 381.4 km (236 mi) and for the Mazda was 101.9 km (63 mi). J.P did not need to fill up his Mazda, but the TDI was filled with 40L (10.6 gals) for 51.17$. Ouch- I miss American gas prices!

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