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Food Waste Friday | Two pictures and an interview

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 lost the last part of a loaf of French bread. I’d gotten it out of the freezer to make croutons (and I did make two batches), but then the last of the loaf kinda got shoved to the side and forgotten about. French bread has so little in the way of sugar and fat (which act as preservatives), it’s prone to molding quickly.

I also found a bit of pizza that had been languishing at the back of the fridge, and a poor shriveled up, squishy avocado. I may cut the avocado open to see if it could possibly be thrown into a smoothie, but I’m not optimistic.

Oh, also, there’s an interview with me up on Expendable Edibles. Nancy and I chatted on the phone last week, and the post is kind of a loose transcript of what we talked about.


How did you do 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: Double appointment

Joshua’s 365 post: Uh-oh.

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Annette Campbell

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

I think "Food Waste Friday" is a great idea! My friends and I are proud that we are able to eliminate food waste through careful meal planning and more careful shopping. We also organized ourselves so we could buy in bulk and split the cost. We save money, time, and freezer space. At the same time, we eliminate waste by taking only what we need for the week. We also significantly reduce packaging waste. And since we use an online tool called SplitStuff (, splitting is fast and easy for us.


Saturday 26th of March 2011

ouch, hate losing an avocado...and homemade bread...and any pizza, ever! I keep tossing big portions of onions. Hope it's okay to toss the spoiled outsides and use the seemingly unaffected centers of produce like onions. ??


Saturday 26th of March 2011

Definitely OK.

The Mrs

Saturday 26th of March 2011

You could also try chopping and freezing any onions you suspect you might not use - I haven't noticed a difference when I cook with onions I've frozen.


Saturday 26th of March 2011

I do the same thing with onions!! I actually had a few cloves of garlic sprout last week so I planted them in my garden... couldn't bare to chuck them!! :) I give you huge credit for trying to use as much of it as you could!!


Friday 25th of March 2011

I agree I think the pictures for FWF are an important part of it and should be part of the post. With all this talk of freezing jars does anyone know how well or if pyrex glass storage dishes would do in the freezer?


Friday 25th of March 2011

I freeze food in mine alllll the time, so yep, I'd say they work just fine!


Friday 25th of March 2011

I wasted nothing.

Anne -Mommy Has to Work

Friday 25th of March 2011

I should really particiapte. We throw away too much food. Thanks for the inspiration!

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