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Food Waste Friday | Plus, a new something from Joshua!

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 seem to be having a hard time getting into the food waste groove this month. Boo.

The picture contains a bit of cilantro that I didn’t manage to use in time, but that’s not the sum total of my waste.

I let half a peeled cucumber get slimy, and I also have two pieces of chicken in my fridge that I think are probably bad. It’s very sad that they might be wasted, but they were from a new recipe I tried that didn’t work out so well.

I also lost a few clementines, but I don’t hold myself responsible for those. They were in the bottom of our new clementine box and given that we discovered them the day after bringing the box home, I’m thinking they were bad when I bought them.


On to the new something from Joshua! This year, he’s working on a 365 project of his own. Though he’s my unofficial staff photographer here at The Frugal Girl, we thought this would be a fun way to help him practice taking pictures on a more regular basis.

He’s using my old Olympus point and shoot camera, and I’m having fun seeing what he’s coming up with for his posts. I think you might enjoy seeing our lives through his eyes, so if you’d like to follow his project, just click on over to his blog.

And if you’d like to get his posts in your inbox each day, just enter your email address in the subscription box on the right side of his blog.


How did you do with your food waste this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.

Today’s 365 post: Juxtaposition

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Monday 17th of January 2011

I love your waste posts. They really make me think about my own waste. My waste this week was awful. I hardly did any shopping this week, so I am pretty sure that some of it was from last week too. I had old chocolate rice pudding, something in a pot I didn't look at b/c DH cleaned it out, some frozen sour cream (why does my sour cream keep freezing???), some cream cheese that I bought too much of at Christmas, and some Velveeta which I normally don't use, but bought too much of at Christmas.

Diana Samour

Saturday 15th of January 2011

This is my first Friday ever posting on food waste. Thank you for the inspiration. I actually cleaned my pantry as a kick-off event.


Friday 14th of January 2011

This is a bad food waste week maiy due to receiving some bloodwork results back. So I wasted ice cream,a case of soda,pretzels,tortilla chips and some ritz like crackers I got at Aldi that were just nasty.


Friday 14th of January 2011

Off topic, but thanks for telling us about the Williams and Sonoma gold bread pans. On your say so, I bought two of them and they are miraculous---no sticking, perfect browning. I am really pleased with them.


Sunday 16th of January 2011

They do rock! I love my bread pans so much.


Friday 14th of January 2011

I've got some waste to report this time around!

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