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adventures in (not) cooking [Aug. 15th, 2006|08:08 pm]
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I've had little appetite lately, and even less inclination to cook a bunch of food and store the excess for my next 3 meals.

So I wasn't surprised that the tofu in my fridge had been there about a month. Or longer.

What did surprise me was that tofu can spoil in the package before you even open it. And that the plastic wrap on it will rise like a bubble when this happens.

I don't know why I opened it to throw the tofu block in the compost bin. I should have just thrown the whole thing in the garbage, but if the wrapper had gotten punctured and leaked in the gabage, it could have been just as bad.

Spoiled tofu smells like Bleu Cheese, except evil. I'm not a fan of Bleu cheese in the first place, and even less when it's impostering my soy curd.

I need to strike a balance between buying perishibles I actually can cook in a reasonable time vs. admitting to myself that good intentions (vis a vis buying broccoli and tofu and ignoring them until they get thrown out) are useless.

FYI, it's hard to detect mold on broccoli. By the time you can see it, the broccoli is past redemption.

[User Picture]From: li_kao
2006-08-15 11:47 pm (UTC)
We should not-cook together again this coming week.
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[User Picture]From: juliebata
2006-08-16 12:11 am (UTC)
If I had a nickel for every thing of milk I threw away when I lived alone.... I'd, um, have a bunch of nickels...

My good intentions were useless for the most part. I don't actually drink milk, so I'd buy the smallest possible carton when I knew I'd need some for a recipe, but it was almost always too much.

So much for being from the Dairy State, the cow gods probably hate me....
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[User Picture]From: gryph
2006-08-16 12:41 am (UTC)
I too have tofu gone bad in my fridge. 3 packages of unopened tofu only worthy of trash. I had no idea that tofu went so bad either, until I tried to eat some a week ago and it had a really bizarre taste to it. Now I know only to buy it if I plan to eat it that week. What a waste.
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