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Food Waste Friday, er, Saturday.

Normally I do this on Fridays, but my posting plan went a little wonky.   And I didn’t want to skip this because heaven knows *I* need Food Waste Friday posts to keep myself on track.

This was really, really not my best week. And it came on the heels of so many stellar weeks.

Oh well.

This bread was forgotten about because I happened to bake English Muffin bread, which was far more novel.

moldy bread

Should have frozen it.


This bag contains two mushrooms so foul smelling, I couldn’t bear the thought of opening the bag to photograph them.


And then there is some moldy cauliflower, a bit of gravy, and some mushy kiwis (check the package before you buy them, Kristen!)


Oh! I forgot that I composted the last bit of a head of iceberg lettuce.   I could have eaten it, I suppose, but iceberg is so non-nutritious compared to the other greens I had, I opted to eat the more nutritious ones.

iceberg lettuce

On a more cheerful note, many leftovers were eaten.

leftovers with a fried egg

(leftover veggies and shrimp with a fried egg)

I picked through the last of a bag of cranberries and saved the good ones.


And I froze some fruit that no one wanted to eat (for future smoothie use, of course!)

freezing fruit for smoothies

So, there you have it.

The lovely thing is that after a bad week, you can always pick up and try again.

And that’s what I’m gonna do.


I know we’re off our normal routine, given that it’s Saturday, but do feel free to share your food waste news in the comments. And if you blogged about Food Waste Friday, then share your link so we can visit your blog and read all about it!

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Gustavo Razzetti

Sunday 10th of May 2015

Hi Kristen, congratulations for your blog. I wanted to share an initiative to reduce food waste by promoting meal splitting. We have people who buy huge food portions at restaurants and otehrs that have not enough food to eat. In partnership with some restaurants in Chicago, we are asking people to make a small sacrifice so that everyone can eat. Please check our website: Hope you find it useful and want to help spread the news. all the best, Gustavo

Laura Vanderkam

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

I've found I do better on not letting produce go to waste when I put it on the fridge shelves and not in the crisper drawer. I see it and it reminds me to eat it. I'm testing that theory with a big package of spinach this week. I'm two spinach omelets in so far...


Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Yes, the crisper drawer is sort of a's too easy to lose things in it.

Although honestly, the back of my fridge shelves is more of a problem for me. I need a really wide and shallow fridge so I can see everything all the time. ;)


Sunday 15th of March 2015

My wastefulness for this week is related to food but was more a waste of money. Friday I asked my husband to call at the chip shop on the way home ( this is an English thing) as I didn't have anything planned. He had to get himself a large fish as all the small ones had gone, my chips were a bit dull and younger son wasted his food. It came to £9 for two portions of chips, a fish and a sausage! Convert that to dollars and that is a lot of fresh food I could have bought. I vow to do better also this week. x

Becky Pratt

Saturday 14th of March 2015

I think this is the worst week ever for me and mine in the waste department. There was so much in there that I can't list it all. Here are the highlights. Sausage, hamburger, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes. All of these in small amounts. Leftovers galore. Seriously...I could have fed a family of 4 for 3 days with what was wasted. On the high side of this quite a bit was feed to the chickens and the dog and cat.


Saturday 14th of March 2015

It happens! But a fresh new week is coming, so be hopeful along with me. We will do better!


Saturday 14th of March 2015

t's a pity you don't have chickens, they would have loved every one of those items. :)


Saturday 14th of March 2015

So true. But somehow I feel like adding chickens to my life would be an overall loss on the simplification side of things. Heh.

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