December 8, 2011 at 6:00 am
I had the opportunity recently to completely invade a new friend’s kitchen.
We were working together to cook for a party, and the conversation came so easily.
She is a long-time vegetarian and advocate of natural living. Her kitchen reflects a love of good, nutritious food and the environment too.
One of my favorite things I noticed in her kitchen was her simple compost pot.
She explained that she had seen expensive stainless steel compost pots in magazines and online, and quickly realized they they were, essentially just a pot. So she has allocated one kitchen stockpot to be her compost pot. She keeps it by her sink and adds fruits and vegetable scraps (of which there are many in her busy, healthy kitchen).
She uses a clear lid, which controls any mild odors, and she can see when it is getting full anyway, so she takes it outside to add to the heap.
Simple and totally doable! And something I have since added to my own kitchen.