Anyway, another thing that I really appreciated in her place was the minimalization of waste. She seems to subscribe to the idea of expectation: whatever receptacle you maintain for waste will be accordingly filled. And she, thus, does not expect much. Because check it out: from L to R= recycling, compost, trash.
That's a small recycling bucket. The compost is about the same size as I have in my freezer, but that trash receptacle is "desktop wastebasket" size! I love that diminuation of stuff-going-to-landfill expectation! It really helps to think about every item you buy in the market when you extend your thinking to "I'm going to have to throw that wrapper away. Will it even fit in my trashcan?" Every item that doesn't fit means another trip out to the herby-curbie. So, yeah, I was impressed and inspired. I found this longer article that talks more about how to integrate such ideas into your own household and create a "zero waste kitchen" if you're so inclined (let me know if you make any of these changes!).
P & T, it was so wonderful to see you two.