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. If you’re not a blogger but still want some food waste accountability, feel free to participate by leaving a comment.
Last week we didn’t manage to have a Food Waste Friday due to an errant oak tree that landed on our power lines.
I’m back now, though, and I’m happy to say I have very little waste to report. Nothing in my fridge is rotten and the only food I threw away this week was a cup of almonds. I was sugaring them and accidentally burnt them to a crisp (the recipe even said “DO NOT BURN.” Ahem.). Fortunately, I was using my very high quality All-Clad skillet and it did not warp the way a lesser pan would have! Phew.
The nuts went into my compost bucket on Wednesday and I don’t have a photo….I was just hurrying to get them out of my pan before the sugar mess hardened further and didn’t think to grab my camera. 😉
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