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Food Waste Friday | Doh!

Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. I started doing this in March of 2008 to help motivate myself to use up my food instead of wasting it and it’s been very effective. Since it helped me so much, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.

Last week I mentioned that I didn’t think I’d ever had three no-waste weeks in a row. Given the absence of a photo at the top of this post, you might think that this week is my triumphant third week, but it’s not. Le sigh.

I bought a bag of tomatoes last week and a few days ago, I noticed that one was getting a little bit squishy. So, I decided to put it in the fridge until I could do something with it, but on the way, I dropped it.

Yeah. A squishy tomato that hits a wood floor explodes and sprays tomato juice and seeds in all directions. And it is most definitely not salvageable after that.

So, that 3-weeks-in-a-row accomplishment is still eluding me, but I’m going to keep trying!

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.

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Tuesday 13th of April 2010

I adore your 'Food Waste Friday' series - such a lovely and innovative idea! Hopefully I won't be contributing with too many photographs ;)!

Steve in W MA

Monday 12th of April 2010

RE: your tomatoes, I was thinking that splattered floor tomatoes could make a small amount of homemade pizza sauce added in with canned tomatoes or even the rest of the tomatoes you are trying to save.

Your post reminded me about some "Kumatos", dark plum shaded tomato things, that I bought 2 weeks ago and need to check on this week. I need to do my home fridge assessment where I go thru the whole fridge tomorrow because I forgot this weekend.

I had four small containers of wasted food: 1 small jar of homemade gravy, a small jar of tahini dressing (again, homemade), a plastic container of moldy pasta dish that I accidentally forgot about in the work fridge, and about 1/3 cup of spoiled milk in a jar (again, the work fridge--I bring in jars of milk that I fill from the gallon in my fridge to work to mix in my tea or drink during the day).


Friday 9th of April 2010

same here, you didn't waste it :) accidents happen! i've been doing great w/ no food waste since your blog! Love it!!!!!


Friday 9th of April 2010

I only had two small things of waste...jello that I don't like but my husband didn't eat fast enough! I'm getting the hang of it, haha.


Friday 9th of April 2010

Didn't get to leave a comment when I posted the link this morning as I had to take kids to school, then headed out on a heap o' errands. We lost just one small piece of bread this week to mold. It's been very rainy here recently and I'm actually surprised more didn't get moldy. The piece we lost would have been croutons for salad . . . .

I don't think a dropped tomato counts as "waste" but as an accident! Don't be so hard on yourself, Kristin!

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