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Oh, right! It’s time for Food Waste Friday.

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.


I nearly forgot to photograph my waste, but I remembered just in time.’

Here it is: a lone kiwi.

For some reason, this one went bad before the rest. It’s not moldy-just overly ripe. I could freeze it and add it to a smoothie, but I really do not prefer the taste of overly ripe kiwi, and it seems to overpower the other flavors in the smoothie.

So, off to the compost bin it goes.

I also had a bag of grapes that were starting to get wrinkly, so the girls and I picked out the really bad ones and froze the rest for future use in smoothies.

I’m pretty pleased with this-a kiwi and some grapes over a two week span is really good for me!


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Joshua’s 365 post: A or B? (for the record, I like B better.)

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Sharon--Around the Table

Monday 5th of November 2012

Posted a link on my facebook page to your food waste Friday post because of friends affected by the Hurricane posting pics of their clean fridges!


Friday 2nd of November 2012

Terrible. I can't even blame bad weather. And this on top of last FWF's terrible report.

- a hard boiled egg - the entire bread sponge for buckwheat pancakes - 1/4 lb fancy ham (not procuitto but something like) - a whole avocado - 2/3 of a mango - a couple of decorated cookies - about 1c. raw spinach, saved the rest

Saves: Just one. Tonight's dinner was fried rice, using up one summer squash, one zucchini, 4-6 white mushrooms, and leftover shrimp ball scraps. (Also used cooked rice, onion, and eggs, but those were always intended for the fried rice.)


Friday 2nd of November 2012

I just discovered your blog. This is brilliant! I have been so upset at the wasted food around here lately. I would hate to think about how many scraps went to the chickens this past week. Normally I wouldn't consider that too much waste since they will turn it into eggs, but they aren't laying much right now. :/ I will have to participate in this next week!


Friday 2nd of November 2012

Well for me it was a couple of pieces of toasted garlic bread that I made to go with spagetti....... and it got shoved behind the toaster! Oh well, compost.....

Skirnir Hamilton

Friday 2nd of November 2012

This week and next is going to be the worst week for us in years. We are moving to Tennessee in about 11 days, so need to empty the refrigerator and freezer. I have been letting things empty out some, and am giving some stuff to friends, if they will take it. But will have to throw away some open sauces and stuff. Seems the refrigerator gets full of mustards, pickles, barbecue sauces, salad dressings, etc. I have been using them as I go and not opening new stuff, so won't be too bad, but still going to be a bit painful as I do try and minimize food waste. But come 11/15 or so, we will be starting all over again.

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