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Food Waste Friday | a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

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.

Well, as far as food waste goes.

There were some happy things about this past week (I spent several days doing birthday stuff, and I got my ebook finished and released), but those happy things are kind of responsible for my food waste.

When I’m busy with other stuff, I really do not stay on top of my fridge and pantry like I should.

I don’t even think I have pictures of all the stuff I wasted this week.

I did snap a photo of these biscuits and bread heel, both of which had gotten moldy.

I know I also threw out a really dried-up piece of pizza. And the last several peaches from our orchard trip got mushy and rotten, so I composted those.

I also think I have a few other yucky produce items in my fridge that need to be composted.

Suffice it to say that it was not a zero-waste week around here.

But, it’s not every week that I have birthday stuff to do and certainly not every week that I release an ebook, so I’m not going to stress about this overly much. And hopefully next week’s report will be much better.

Speaking of the ebook, if you haven’t bought your copy yet, you still have a little bit of time to get one with the 50% off discount code. I think e-junkie may operate on Pacific time, so you might even have until noon EST to use the code. So, hurry and buy a copy…$3.99 is a good deal, but $1.99 is an even better deal!

Also, some of you wanted to buy copies for other people as gifts while the $1.99 deal is still going and wondered how. You can change the quantity you’re buying once you hit the add to cart button. I’m not sure if you’ll then get multiple download emails or what (if you do, you can just forward that on to your recipient). Regardless, you’ll have bought legal rights to however many copies you bought, so you can always just forward the PDF to your recipients.

(By the way, I so appreciate you being honest about that instead of just sharing the ebook without buying extra copies. You guys are awesome!)

I will quit blathering on here in a sec, but I just wanted to say that I am so super-duper pleased about the feedback I’m getting from those of you who aren’t crafty and who don’t know how to sew. I really wanted to make the ideas in this book accessible and do-able, and I’m thrilled that you non-crafty people feel like my ideas are not beyond your reach.

How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.

Today’s 365 post: Zoe is officially a kindergartener.

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cindy brick

Monday 12th of September 2011

Goodness. You've wasted so little over the past weeks (and reminded me not to, either), that I think you're allowed some slack. No worries about this tiny amount of food, compared to all the stuff you've used wisely!

Live and Learn-Toss and Turn

Saturday 10th of September 2011

It seems that back to school has been a busy time for everyone with attention focused other places than the refrigerator. We are doing pretty well here, but my family jokes, "Oh,no. It's Thursday. What is she going to make us eat?"


Saturday 10th of September 2011

Sorry. I did not waste a thing. I liked your clothing post too. I am the same way. You can use old clothes as rags, for clean up,as paper towel, as toilet paper and as menstrual products too I am told. You can make them into new clothes too. Wow. Jean purses are fun too.


Friday 9th of September 2011

We composted some yucky noodles cooked by a teenager who cooked too many. A cucumber froze in my fridge. Too mushy for anything except composting. Good luck to all of us next week.

Becca S.

Friday 9th of September 2011

Just a couple of peeled bananas that got fuzzies on them from being set on the floor, and part of a pita. Not too shabby! Kristen, I'm sure you'll do better next week- you had your hands full this week!


Friday 9th of September 2011

Fuzzy bananas freeze well to be made into banana bread.

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