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Food Waste Friday | I should have skipped THIS 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.

First, thank you all SO much for your comments on my quandary post yesterday. You all were almost unanimous in telling me to wait on the e-book, and I have to tell you, I feel an enormous sense of relief about taking that off of my plate (which tells me this was probably the right decision!). I just need someone else to tell me that it was!

I’ll get to work on putting together a number of Christmas-y posts this month, and after Christmas, I’ll work on writing a smaller e-book (on a different topic) so that I can get some experience under my belt and work out the e-book selling kinks before I take on the Christmas e-book project.

Now, food waste!

Last week, when we had no Food Waste Friday, I had nothing to throw out.

This week, though, I do have a couple of things.

A few sprigs of cilantro have gone south, along with part of a package of cherry tomatoes, and some leftover rice. It’s from a casserole-ish dish that I made, and I should have remembered that we always end up with too much rice (perhaps I should write this down on the recipe card, ‘ey?).


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Today’s 365 post: This was my kids’ idea.

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Sunday 5th of December 2010

I freeze left over rice too, in little single portion pots for portion control. Works a treat! left over herbs also freeze well and are easy to use. Good decision about the e-book, I think. The removal of the pressure will bring the fun back again!

J x


Saturday 4th of December 2010

The persimmon went from almost-ripe to fermented when I wasn't looking, the fink. I expect the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers will become waste soon.

I think you made the right decision about productivity and the e-book but for a different reason than the ones I saw posted (in addition to your not being overloaded). I think you should share them when it will more good for the readers. Right now is not the optimum time for a Christmas e-book but I think October or even June might be. Same for productivity - December is an unlikely month for anyone to successfully improve their habits. Most of us are trying to meet the demands of the month without breaking the bank or our sanity. January will do nicely, or even late Feb when people's start-of-year enthusiasm is flagging.


Saturday 4th of December 2010

I only had a small amount of old cheerios but, the birds love them. A bunch of blue jays showed up.


Friday 3rd of December 2010

Well, I was feeling all excited today that this week I had only a chicken leg and half a satsuma that didn't make it. Then this evening I came across a packet of ginger snap biscuits (cookies) that had been left slightly open and had gone stale. Fortunately it could all be composted (it's wonderful that we can place meat into yard waste here in Seattle). Now however, I realize that I could have been more creative and used the biscuits in some manner, crushed or soaked in something yummy...sigh! Ah well, live and learn.


Friday 3rd of December 2010

Woohoo no waste this week!

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