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.
I often cut oranges up into slices or wedges for us to eat along with our meals, and sometimes, we have a few left over. I meant to throw these into the juicer the next time I made juice, but I waited just a wee bit too long.
So, now they’re turning into dirt in my compost bin.
I do have some cilantro in my fridge that needs to be used ASAP, so I’d better apply some of my own how-to-use-up-cilantro ideas.
Hey, speaking of food waste, Jonathan Bloom just wrote a great article about why it’s particularly important not to waste meat. Go read it!
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