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Food Waste Friday | What is it with me and strawberries lately?

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.

And it’s not that I don’t like eating them. Or that people in my house don’t like eating them. But goodness, it’s tough to get through a container without having a few go bad.

(photo taken after dark with a point and shoot. No glamorous lighting for my rotten produce this time!)

I also have a shriveled-up mushroom that smells funky, and that green, uh, thing.

It’s moldy and when I took it out of the fridge, I really couldn’t tell if it was a cucumber or a zucchini.

Would you like to guess what it is? I only knew once I cut it open.


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.

Those of you who participate in Food Waste Friday can now grab a fancy-schmancy button to perk up your posts. If you copy and paste the following code into your Food Waste Friday post, this little graphic will appear.


If you blog on WordPress, just make sure you’re in html mode when you copy and paste the code, or it won’t work properly.

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Brandy Toenges

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Hi, I like your blog alot and would like to share with my viewers, do you have a button that I could put on my website? I didn't see one. Thanks!


Wednesday 9th of May 2012

I don't, but golly day, I need to get one up! I have the graphic and the code and I just haven't gotten around to making it available. Thanks for reminding me.

Becca S.

Friday 4th of May 2012

I would say zucchini too- cucumbers tend to get more juicy as they rot..not that I know or anything...;) Oh, my. Food waste around here was horrible, but I didn't get any pictures. But believe me. It was pretty bad.

Rena (An Ordinary Housewife)

Friday 4th of May 2012

I'm gonna say zuchini. It just looks like zuchini to me.


Friday 4th of May 2012

When I purchase strawberries, I bring them home, wash them and then freeze them for smoothies. Really cuts down on the waste, unless I am going to use them for a fresh dessert. Strawberries are hard to keep.

Glory Lennon

Friday 4th of May 2012

Zuke is my guess.

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