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Food Waste Friday-the cream edition


This week, I am embarrassed to say that I have wasted 1 cup of fresh-from-the-farm cream (well, milk that WAS fresh from the farm!). I hadn’t quite decided what I wanted to do with this cream (make butter? make ice cream? whip it?), and due to my delay in deciding, it got shoved to the back of the fridge. And we all know what happens when things live in the back of the fridge. Sigh.

In my defense, after I get milk, my fridge gets to be a veritable sea of mason jars full of dairy (yogurt, cream, milk), so it’s easy to lose track of what I have.


I am determined to do better, though, and you’ll be pleased to know that the cream from this week’s gallon of milk is going to be made into ice cream today. I already have it all mixed up, so all that remains is to pour it into the ice cream maker.


How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, enter your info in the Mister Linky widget below to participate in Food Waste Friday! Participants will get a spot on my Food Waste Blogroll for a week, so come join us!

Incidentally, I completely forgot to update my blogroll last week, so if you participated last week, I’ll add you on this week even if you don’t participate today. Sorry about that!

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Tuesday 11th of August 2009

I have been having computer trouble and have not been able to leave a comment (question actually) that I have had since Friday.

I found a source for fresh milk In a reusable glass jar, yay!), but it has cream on top and I don't know what to do with it. How do you skim it? When do you skim it? How much cream do you end up with per gallon? I will search your blog for recipes, but what do you use the cream in? And this is the first time I remember seeing cream in one of your food waste posts (but it might be popping out because I having been thinking about it lately) is it difficult for you to use it all each week?


Monday 10th of August 2009

Oh, and Steven, I think that's great that you can't participate! lol I'm always happy when I have no photo to contribute to my Food Waste Friday. Do you live by yourself? I think I might be able to do even better with the food wasting if I was on my own, because I wouldn't be dealing with the difficulty of trying to predict six people's appetites.

On the other hand, my kids are very helpful to have around when something needs finishing.


Monday 10th of August 2009

Diane and Franci, I do normally use semi-soured dairy products for baking, but this cream was REALLY far gone. It looked far better than it really was, trust me! lol

I've tried using dairy that was this smelly for baking and I just ended up with some really nasty baked goods, which was even more of a waste.

My cream and milk from this past week are completely gone, though, so I'm very pleased about that. I also used up some not-so-bad cream today (from a prior week) by making some cherry muffins.


Monday 10th of August 2009

Could you not use the soured milk for biscuits or buckwheat cakes?

Nicole Feliciano

Sunday 9th of August 2009

I did pretty well. I used up some about to die parsley on this fish recipe and substituted artic char for salmon. We did have some milk go bad but the exp. date was still ok.

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