For my first official post I thought I'd ask some questions I've been pondering recently. If you feel inclined to answer I'd love to hear your answers!
The other day I was cooking, well chopping mushrooms to be precise and one fell to the floor. I couldn't pick it up right away, but when I did I held it in my hand and wondered, what do other people do in this situation? Do they use it as is? Do they wash it first and then use it? Do they just eat it right then and there as a little while-cooking snack? Do they toss it?
Then today I was chopping green onions and when I got to the green part the chopping became harder and the shoots didn't cut up as nicely as the white part of the stalk. Then I wondered, what do people do here? Do they use the whole stalk? Only the white part? Only the green part?
Lastly, when I was washing my dishes tonight (well, the ones that don't go in the dishwasher) I realized that the way I wash my dishes is the way my mom does and her mom does. Funny how a thing like washing dishes gets passed down like that. Anyways, I wondered how do others wash their dishes? Do they fill up the sink and add soap? Do they have a container with soap and water and a sponge? Do they have a scrubby sponge with a soap dispenser? The options are endless!
I know, I'm weird to think these things, but human behaviour interests me! I guess those four years of undergrad in psych have to count for something!
For those that are interested this is what I did/do:
-Rinsed and cooked it along with the other ones
-Used both white and green parts, but realized that the green parts are more stringy and maybe next time will use only the white and part of the green parts up until it gets stringy to chop).
-I have a small stainless steel bowl that I fill with water and dishsoap and use that with my trusty sponge to wash the dishes.