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Food Waste Friday | Wait a minute, that’s not moldy.

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.

So, I cleaned out my fridge and found these two things….some soup and half an orange.

But when I opened up the orange container, I realized that the orange was not, after all, bad. It was hidden in the back of the fridge by one of my offspring, and I’d just assumed it was rotten.

I ate it instead of composting it. Excellent.

Just mentally remove the pyrex container from that photo, ok?


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Monday 21st of May 2012

Blogging so didn't happen over the weekend so just linking now. Gotta get caught up!


Friday 18th of May 2012

I threw out a bunch of brown rice from a crockpot chicken and brown rice casserole that was extremely bland, dried out, and burnt around the edges. The rice was pretty burnt and wasn't good enough to bother trying to eat. I have to make a good effort to clean the fridge since we are about to go on vacation for two weeks.


Friday 18th of May 2012

Feeling bad with all that bread..again..reminding myself with these bloggings of the theme. Thankyou!!! And from so much more.


Friday 18th of May 2012

All right y'all, I've got the epic fail of food waste... long story short neurotics should use caution when stocking a pantry!


Friday 18th of May 2012

Since I began reading this, I have nearly stopped all food waste and I have none this week!! Last night I discovered while washing and chopping vegies that I could just as easily keep going and toss ingredients into a second bowl for more ready made salad for a few days. I love this zero waste and am grateful to have found this blog!

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