In today’s world of disposable items and fast food we seem to be forgetting the value, the gift of what we have. The concept of 'kadar' appears to be suffocating in the cacophony of media advertising blasting it’s messages everywhere. It is not the 'in thing' to talk of having (let alone have) ‘kadar’ for anything. This erosion is seeping into the very places where we should be advocating such values - I just think of the many times I have been to the gurudwara or some smagam where there is food aplenty, but also much wastage. I cannot claim to be free from this lack of 'kadar'. It's not hard to imagine how people in poorer countries would look at our behaviour - horror springs to mind.
The other day I had to trim off the edges from bread, and instead of chucking them in the bin, they are great with any sabji microwaved (or grilled) with a generous drizzle of virgin olive oil:
This was a few weeks ago