Cela allait à la poubelle – It was about to go to the trash!

Can you tell me what this is?

Lilizen from Gastronomades asked me to be part of an interesting photography event, that is take a picture of a food item just before it makes its way to the trash. Nothing goes in the trash in my kitchen, what can I think of? Liar! Ah well, all right, I throw things like everyone but I have to say, I was always taught by my mum to *never* waste food, hence I have developed a super super solidly anchored habit of saving everything I possibly can in tons of tupperware in my fridge ; even 2 cooked potatoes alone in a bowl have a home there. You can always do something with it!

But there are things that go bad and you cannot control Mother Nature! They go faster than you think.

The list of all pics will be available on Lilizen’s food blog, think about checking it to discover interesting pictures.

French translation here:

Vous savez ce que c’est ?

Lilizen de Gastronomades m’a demandé de participer à un jeu très intéressant, à savoir prendre en photo un aliment juste avant qu’il ne prenne la direction de la poubelle. Mais allons donc, rien ne va à la poubelle dans ma cuisine, à quoi donc est-ce que je peux bien penser ? Menteuse! Ok c’est vrai, je jette des choses comme tout le monde, mais ma mère m’a toujours appris à tout garder et à ne rien jeter. J’ai donc la fâcheuse habitude d ‘entasser des tonnes de tupperware dans mon frigo, ne serait-ce même que pour deux pommes de terre se battant dans un bol. On peut toujours penser à quelque chose d’ingénieux pour les utiliser!

Cela étant dit, la Nature est bien plus maligne et rapide, c’est elle qui contrôle parfois le cours des choses…

La liste de photos sera présentée sur le blog de Lilizen. N’hésitez pas à vous y rendre pour vous régaler.

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  1. was WAS that a pumpkin?
    I just threw a bunch of Swissc chard… am actually cleaning my fridge just taking a tea break,
    I have so many apples cant throw them but they are not the types that make the wonderful tarte tatin.
    So I prob would make crumble or apple cake with them.
    I actually do not have a lot of left over.. when I bake or before I bake I already call friends , “who wants half of my cake?” it works.

    Just been to the local street marche. Due to the freezing temp it was not much but I got few veg to get me by.
    Later though am off the Asian store.

    For your potatoes try the British bubble and squeeks. you cook them with cabbage and make little dumplings!

  2. Bonjour Bea

    What a beautiful site…I could easily get lost in the photographs — especially like the star anise series. You have a very good eye for colour…


  3. Hi Leilana and Sha,

    Thanks for your tries. Almost there. It is an acorn squash, courge poivrée in French! I had forgotten to use it et voilà! Nothing I could do to save this little baby I am afraid!
    Thanks for your nice tips Sha, tell me more about the British bubble and squeeks?? What is that?


    Thank you for your nice compliment! I guess true, I like colour a lot and try to play with it. It needs to be beautiful to the eye before eating, right 🙂


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  5. Funny- acorn really?
    Looks more like Kabocha-
    Always salvageable!
    Simmered, Japanese style, it is delightful-