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.
I found some yucky, slimy things in my vegetable drawer.
And I have no idea why a tomato is in there because I don’t even keep tomatoes in the fridge.
At least, not on purpose.
On the bright side, I washed the drawer, so now my non-rotten veggies are enjoying a shiny home.
I have to also report that I let some cilantro go bad.
That’s especially embarrassing given that I wrote a whole post about how to use up cilantro.
I did try to save a slightly soft cucumber by peeling it and slicing it for a salad, but it just didn’t taste very good. So the last few slices of that are probably going to be composted.
Oh!! And I forgot about one more vegetable tragedy. I bought a nice bunch of asparagus and it got shoved into a cold part of the fridge.
And when I thawed it, it was so mushy, it pretty much just fell to pieces.
But, I bought a new bunch this week and cooked it promptly. So perhaps that atones a bit for my asparagus faux pas.
Well. This week was just full of sad vegetable stories, and I probably made some of you feel much better about your own food waste.
I’ll try not to do that next week. 😉
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Today’s 365 post: Drawers? Check. Paint? Check.
Joshua’s 365 post: Pogo Pogo Pogo!! Yay! (it’s a video of Lisey’s hamster in a hamster ball)