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.
Happily, I have not experienced any food waste in the past 7 days. However, on my off week, when FWF was hosted at Simply Being Mum, I did have some produce waste.
I’m sitting here trying to remember what it was that I threw into the compost bin, but I’m coming up totally dry.
Well, anyway. It was not a perfect week, that one.
I did thoroughly clean my fridge though, in the take-out-the-drawers-and-shelves kind of way.
There was some serious disgusting-ness in that fridge, especially on the very bottom. Fortunately for you, that went unphotographed.
Something sort of obvious dawned on my when I put my cheese drawer back in. When I have a partially-used block of cheese, I usually store it in a glass container (since that’s less disposable than a plastic bag.) However, the lid is opaque, which means I sometimes forget what I’ve stored in the drawer.
Fortunately, I finally realized that hey, I could just turn the containers upside down and fix that problem right up.
So, my cheese should not ever be forgotten from here on out.
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