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.
So, I did pretty well.
Not too shabby.
-I threw together a bunch of random tomato sauce/puree from my freezer to make pink sauce to go on ravioli.
-I grilled some asparagus that had been in my fridge for a shockingly long time. I kept meaning to cook it and then I’d forget, and amazingly enough, only a spear or two got wilty.
-I hacked up the ends of several heads of romaine to make a strawberry green salad. (Except I used apples instead of pears because that’s what I had on hand!)
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