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Food Waste Friday | Peas

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.

I’m late! Mr. FG stayed home from work today to take Sonia to the pediatrician, so I wasn’t up as early this morning. I have more pictures to add to this post (of my fridge), but just so I can get the linky up, here’s a picture of some snow peas I found. I bought them in, uh, February.

I’ll edit the post a little later to explain how I found them!

Ok, I’m back!

Yesterday before I went grocery shopping, I decided to clean my fridge. As in, take all the drawers and shelves out and wash them kind of cleaning.

This doesn’t happen too often, so I thought a picture was in order.

Anyhow, when I took out the produce drawers and the shelf that holds them, I was very surprised to find that the bag of peas from February had fallen into the very back of the fridge. They were so far back there it would have been quite impossible to find them without deep-cleaning the fridge, in fact.

And that is how I happened to find 2.5 month old peas.

Since the bag wasn’t air-tight, the peas just dried up instead of molding, but I still felt like I wasn’t up to actually eating them, so they’re now hanging out in my compost bucket.


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Saturday 23rd of April 2011

Yay! Better week for me, too! Happy Easter, to you too!


Friday 22nd of April 2011

Finally got a chance to post today. Better late then never, I suppose. Had some waste, but a much better week for me/us!!

Happy Easter!


Friday 22nd of April 2011

Celery. It always causes problems because I cannot use all of it in the time it goes bad, yet I hate to leave it out of soups and salads. Is there a way to purchase smaller amounts without spending an exorbitant amount of money? Can celery be frozen for later use?


Friday 22nd of April 2011

Celery will last a lot longer if you wrap it in foil. Tear a long sheet of foil from the roll twice the length of the celery bunch, fold in half, sealing the celery inside the "envelope" package. It can last over a month if I recall correctly, definately longer than just the plastic bag.



Friday 22nd of April 2011

Yes! You can freeze it...I tried it a while back and it worked really well. I hear it works best if you saute it first, but I've often just sliced and frozen mine. The thawed celery is best in things like soup or in the bread stuffing for a chicken. Basically, you just don't want to try to use it like you would raw celery.


Friday 22nd of April 2011

No waste for me this week. Mind you, I've had to have a giant salad for dinner today to make sure I got rid of all of it before it was beyond redemption. But that encouraged me to get around to making bread to use up the rest of the buttermilk as well so it's all good (especially the bread - yum!).

I've seen a few photos of fridges recently and everyone seems to have those half-width shelves now. Very practical although it should be a good few years before I need to replace my fridge so I'll just have to envy them for now (and keep an eye out if I see any fridges out for the bulk rubbish collection that might have shelves worth swiping :) )


Friday 22nd of April 2011

No waste this week.

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