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’m not sure how this happened, but we somehow managed to not eat this pineapple in time, and it had a weird smell when I gave it a sniff.
If it had just gone a little soft, I’d have frozen it to add to smoothies, but odd smells make me too nervous for that.
And then there’s this bowl of salad. Most of it is perfectly good, but several cucumbers in the mix got soft and slimy, and given how slime tends to drip onto non-slimy food, I felt like it would be wise to compost the whole bowl.
I am into avoiding food waste, but I’m also into avoiding food poisoning, and sometimes those two things are at odds. If I have to choose between the two, I go for avoiding food poisoning.
Ooh, and those of you who saw my sad, fallen French bread loaves yesterday will be happy to see these two much-improved loaves that I made.
So much better.
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