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Food Waste Friday | So, I have a picture…

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.

…but it only has one thing in it. And though I’m bummed I wasted a hamburger, this picture represents a happy change around here. I took this photo at about 7:00 PM yesterday, which would have been impossible a week ago.

Yes, daylight savings time is sort of a hard pill to swallow at first, but my goodness, it does make picture-taking in the evenings much easier. In the winter when I’m trying to take pictures of my dinner recipes, I have natural light in the early stages, but it’s usually all gone by the time I finish whatever I’m making, and that bums me out no end. From now until October, though, I’ll have all the natural light I want, and that makes me very happy.

But, hopefully next week I will have no need to take advantage of the natural light for a food waste picture. 😉

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Jennifer Tarnawski

Saturday 20th of March 2010

We did much better this week. There may be a no waste photo in our future after all!


Friday 19th of March 2010

Waaaayy too much this week! But in my defense, we had a party for my boyfriends birthday and I had a terrible stomach flu! More about it at my bloggieblogblog :)


Friday 19th of March 2010

I just started following your blog. I'm recently a SAHM, who's in college full time, and I've been trying to figure out ways to make our few dollars stretch farther. My friend turned me onto your blog and I've been hooked since. I like your need for accountability on your food waste. And I've figured out that I need it too. And I'm proud to say that I've not wasted much, as compared to normal. I'm hoping that my waste goes down as the weeks go on. Thank you for your ideas and your putting it out there.


Friday 19th of March 2010

I really ike this idea! We recently sponsored 2 boys in Africa and every night when the kids are about to waste food, I remind them of our boys and how much they would LOVE to have that little bit they were about to waste! I think we all start thinking a little bit more about what we throw away when it's put into perspective!


Friday 19th of March 2010

Ditto your feelings about daylight savings. Last weekend I was dreading it, now I'm enjoying the extra natural light at the end of the day. It hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be either to get up an hour earlier; we all seem to have adjusted far more quickly than we did in the past.

Thanks again for the idea and for encouraging so many to go along. In just a few weeks we are all way more conscious here about what we might waste.

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