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.
Remember how two weeks ago, I told you I was a little nervous about our ability to eat up all the greens we had in our fridge?
(I had a bit of a backlog because I’d been sick.)
Well, I was right to be nervous. We did make it through a big container of organic mixed greens and two heads of Romaine lettuce, but this poor spinach didn’t get eaten.
I also found a few bad mushrooms in the drawer that were from around the time I was sick.
The tomatoes are fine, though…they just happened to be on the counter.
In happier news, I bought a ton of produce last week, and we’ve eaten pretty much all of it up, which is lovely on both the food waste front and on the health front.
Ooh! I also figured out how to store extra fruit in the freezer without using Pyrex (I like to have that available for other uses.) or disposable plastic.
When I’ve got more fruit than we can eat in time, I freeze it on a pan and then dump the frozen pieces into a Mason jar. Since the pieces are individually frozen by then, they don’t stick to each other, and I can just dump the amount I want right into the blender jar for a smoothie.
I do put the lids on when the fruit is in the freezer, but lids on made for a boring photo.
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