Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Passing on the love

A bit of a rant.

How is it that we live in a country that is so wealthy that it can throw away perfectly good food? I don't get it. I just don't get it. Toss it out.

My husband works as a repair tech. He is in and out of warehouses all the time fixing equipment. So he comes across items that are bound for the dumpster. And from time to time, he rescues some for me (liberation!) and brings it home.

Yesterday, it was olive oil. OLIVE OIL. Quart upon quart of it. I don't know about you, but olive oil is a dear commodity in my household. I dole it out carefully because those teeny bottles are seven bucks a piece! And here, he brought home QUARTS of it. That they were throwing out.

Still sealed. There is nothing wrong with these bottles. Maybe the box that they were in was smashed, or maybe one bottle in the box got broken, but these bottles are fine. So why throw them away? I don't get it!!

Anyway. Entirely too much oil for me to use by myself. And I am not that greedy. I am passing on the love to the rest of my couponing group at church (love you girls!).

We are all in this together.


  1. After I sent out the notice to my friends about free olive oil, it occurred to me, gee, I guess I could have used it to make soap. But, that kinda would have been a waste of perfectly good olive oil (IMO)! Maybe if there is unclaimed oil......

  2. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I were still close enough. I've been craving a tomatoes and mozzarella salad. You've most likely have made it with cherry tomatoes and chunks of mozzarella drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with parsley sea salt and cracked pepper. So yummy!! Also can make with larger tomatoes and mozzarella by alternating slices on a platter so pretty.

  3. Lucky gal!! Wish I were down there to share in the flow of oil. lol

  4. I could send some with your mom and she could give it to you the next time you see her. Good golly, you are only one state away!

  5. That is sweet but I don't know when the next time we will se Gerald and Valarie is :)And my parents live up here now.