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Food Waste Friday | Poor Potato

Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. I started doing this in March of 2008 to help motivate myself to use up my food instead of wasting it and it’s been very effective. Since it helped me so much, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.

This week’s waste is comprised of a lone potato. This was leftover from me making Deep Dish Pizza almost two weeks ago (yes, I am ashamed. That is a long time to have a potato in your fridge!). I should have frozen it right away, but I kept thinking I was going to make potato rolls or include it in some scrambled eggs. Obviously, though, I didn’t, and now that the potato is two weeks old, I am very uninspired about eating it, even if it might still be safe.

On a more cheerful note, I used the jalapeno peppers to make a rub for some chicken, and I did not waste the cilantro I bought last week. And, my fridge is delightfully devoid of leftovers at the moment, which is always a lovely feeling for me.


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Saturday 23rd of October 2010

I was thinking you should take up food photography. Or portraiture. You have a nice style.


Saturday 6th of February 2010

The widget thingie isn't working right now, but I did FWF on my blog again. :)

Mrs Green

Saturday 6th of February 2010

Sorry to hear about Mr Llinky - here's my post! See what I did with some spilled lentils:

Mrs Green

Saturday 6th of February 2010

I had an interesting time with some lentils this week - I haven't written it up yet, so will be back to report! Well done on using up the cilantro and peppers :)


Friday 5th of February 2010

I just had a major use-it-up soup cooking spree which should help me avoid waste next week.

1. Split pea soup. No ham so I used stock made from tea-smoked chicken carcass and some two week old celery. Cheap as all get out: peas, onion, carrot, celery, potato, garlic, and stock made from "trash" made a meal for four. If the whole thing cost $3 I'd be shocked.

2. Creamless Baby Broccoli soup. A couple of months ago some baby broccoli was about to go bad so I steamed it and put it in the freezer for soup later. Pureed with the liquid left over from French-Braised Chicken (more "trash") it was quite tasty.

3. Williamburg-style Cream of Turkey Soup. Onion, carrot, the rest of the two week old celery, butter, flour, turkey stock from Xmas' carcass, 2 c. turkey from the freezer (holiday leftovers), rice. That's three or four lunches right there.

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