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.
The last little bit of cilantro got wilty on me, though.
And a lone piece of leftover fish sat in the fridge for too long. Fish is hard to eat leftover, it seems. I do try to cook just what we’ll eat in one meal, but you know, when you’re feeding six people, it’s a little tricky to predict exactly how much to make.
Let’s see…I also found a bad tomato and a rotten potato, but the rotten potato smelled so bad, it took a “Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.” sort of trip to the compost bin.
So, there’s no photo.
Rotten potatoes seriously have to be one of the stinkiest foods around.
The rotten potato has a few wrinkly friends, so I need to get on the stick and use those up. Heaven knows I don’t want another rotten potato in my kitchen!
The happy news for this week is that everything except the fish can be composted. I’m never thrilled about food waste, but when it can be turned into dirt, that’s a little relieving.
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