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Food Waste Friday | a peach problem

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.

So, you know how I bought those two bags of peaches? Well, something is wrong with them…they’re behaving like grocery store peaches, turning brown and rotten before they become soft and ripe.

This isn’t my fault, of course, and I’m going to call the orchard to see if they can give me replacements or my money back.

Sigh. I’m bummed…I was so looking forward to juicy peach goodness.


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Monday 17th of August 2020

I did not listen to my wife. I should have picked our peaches last week. Today I noticed that they started to rot on the tree. I picked them immediately but about half have bad spots on them and the are still quite hard. Is there any way I can get them to ripen without them totally rotting? I would like to use these "less-than-perfect" fruits for peach jam or cobbler. Any thoughts would be great.


Monday 17th of August 2020

Boy, I'm not too sure what to do in that predicament!

Probably the best thing is to cut out the bad spots and then use the peaches in something like cobbler or pie, where they're cooked a lot and also sweetened (are they tart?)

I wonder if they'd be good made into fruit syrup, like the type you eat on pancakes.

Live and Learn-Toss and Turn

Saturday 17th of September 2011

Peaches can be finicky, but when you get one just ripened just right, there's nothing better. I think they are worth the risk of waste sometimes.


Friday 16th of September 2011

Same thing happened with my last bag of peaches... I was able to salvage 2 cups which I magically transformed into salsa, but sheesh! Hard and rotten at the same time. And there I was dutifully smelling their stem ends daily, waiting for yumminess to come over them...

Other food waste? I don't know the damage until I clean out my fridge on Sunday. So I'll stay in blissful ignorance until then. I am predicting, however, some nasty lettuce and green beans, as well as at least part of a container of ricotta (the good stuff, too). Progress, not perfection, right?


Friday 16th of September 2011

Don't know about peaches (I'm not a fan anyway) but today at my Loblaw's superstore (in Canada) the direct-from-the-orchard apples were in! I love these apples, no polish, a few "undersized," but terrific to fact, I no longer eat apples any other time of year but for the few weeks that the directs are on sale!


Friday 16th of September 2011

Same thing happened to me when I go some peaches that her father had growing in his backyard, so they were fresh but the next day they were soft and moldy. I ate one peach that was on the harder side and it was actually ready to eat! It was not juicy or soft so maybe this season, you get it and eat it or ......waaaaa compost!

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