Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to use up my food instead of wasting it. Because this often embarrassing practice was so helpful for me, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born. If you’re not a blogger but still want some food waste accountability, feel free to participate by leaving a comment.
After a two-week hiatus for the holidays, Food Waste Friday has returned. And after taking a little time off from photographing my waste, I’m ready to get back in the saddle.
I opened this sour cream container earlier in the week only to find it covered in pink something-or-other. Definitely not salvageable. It was about 2/3 full still. Boo. If I’d realized it was about to go bad, I could definitely have incorporated it into some of my baking (I could have sacrificed for the cause and made a Cherry Coffeecake!)
The rice left in this bag amounted to less than a cup, and it expired a while back. Not being one to take expiration dates as gospel (this one was actually a best-by date), I sniffed it, and unfortunately, it had that rancid smell that grains get when they’re old.
So, I bought a new bag for the risotto that’s on my menu plan.
I also have 2 sprigs of cilantro that are funky and need to go into the compost bucket.
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Today’s 365 post: This is a table