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The bad news first…

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 had a veddy bad avocado.


I also bought a large pack of kiwi and one at the bottom of the container was overripe. It had that kind of boozy taste, and I know from experience that a kiwi at that stage of ripeness is no good even in a smoothie.

I kind of think that wasn’t my fault, though, because it was overripe when I brought it home.

So, I’m excusing myself.

In happier news, I rescued some wrinkly tomatoes by peeling them (this is easy if you boil them for a minute) and turning them into tomato sauce, which will be used on some pizza.

wrinkly tomatoes

Also, this head of Romaine got shoved into the cold part of the fridge and the top froze. However, I just hacked that part off with a chef’s knife and used the rest of the lettuce to make a Strawberry Pear salad.


Isn’t it lovely when you can make something delicious out of food that could easily be thrown out?

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Wonder Woman

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

What a fantastic idea! This would work even better for the family who came shopping for me and BEGGED for certain items (that ended up going to waste in the fridge).


Sunday 31st of March 2013

No waste here. Very sad to hear about unhappy avocado's.

Kathy M

Sunday 31st of March 2013

Happy Easter, Frugal Girl and family!


Sunday 31st of March 2013

Thank you, and the same to you!


Saturday 30th of March 2013

Good save on the lettuce! It's not too bad here, but I hope it warms up soon so we can use salad rather than cake and puddings to use up our food waste!


Friday 29th of March 2013

No waste here: my 18 year old son and his girlfriend had lunch and ate every single leftover! lol

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