Wednesday, April 9, 2014

More about recycling and food

In my column this morning on the whys of food-trash recycling, there wasn't enough room to list all the Allowed/Not Allowed rules. In case you don't have a copy of the county's brochure, here's the lists. And of course, if you live in another county, you need to check your local policy. Recycling centers vary widely because they have different equipment and different arrangements for what they gather for reuse:

Allowed in Mecklenburg County: Aerosol cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, glass bottles/jars, juice boxes, milk and juice cartons, paper, pizza boxes, plastics 1-5 & 7 (look inside the recycling symbol for the number), spiral paper cans and steel/tin cans.

Not allowed: Appliances, auto parts, batteries, bottle caps/lids, bulky waste, ceramics, clothing, electronics, garbage, light bulbs, mini blinds, paper plates/napkins, plastics #6, plastic bags, plastic food trays/cups, pots/pans, shredded paper, styrofoam, wire hangers.

Also in today's Food coverage:

Do you know about the Wok Wednesday world? It started in the Triangle around Grace Young's book "Stir-Fry to the Sky's Edge," and it's part of a growing number of online groups that come together to cook and share experiences about particular cookbooks. (If anyone is gathering about my book "Bourbon," you probably shouldn't risk Tweeting while you're drinking.)

Passover arrives at sundown Monday, which means it's time to brush up on your matzo-ball skills.

All in favor of lawn-mower beers, raise your cans: Daniel Hartis says there are worthy local entries in the gulpable category.

Our annual list of Pick Your Own farms will run April 23. Farmers, let us hear from you.

It was only a matter of time before someone opened an All-Bacon Restaurant. And it's close to us.

If it's spring, it's time for asparagus. Suzanne Havala Hobbs is keeping it healthy.

What's causing little holes in aluminum foil when you cover a cake?

And more recipes:
Gingery salmon for 2.
Retro Theater Steak With Mushrooms.


David P. McKnight said...

More restaurants should offer asparagus as a nice side dish in sprngtime. Or how about an asparagus salad to go with your entree?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, David. I'm always in favor of restaurants using more asparagus in spring -- and less in the middle of winter!