- Stale food – check use-by dates and general freshness according to your own judgement.
- Foodstuffs you know you shouldn't eat. I'm not about to give you diet advice, but if I can recommend only 1 food education book, it’s Instinctive Nutrition, by Severen L. Schaeffer, Celestial Arts 1995. It’s a great basis for any other food knowledge you take in.
- Bring back-of-the-shelf items forward, so everything else gets consumed before its use-by date.
- Replenish stocks with fresh, best-quality-you-can-afford items. To me, that means organic – but again, use what you know.
- Keep all food covered tightly to avoid cross-contamination and pest infestations.
- Please don’t rush out and buy new, plastic containers – a subject for another post, perhaps. Use glass jars or tins, or whatever you have for now, but try to keep food out of direct contact with plastics...