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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 know I tossed a few things this week, but I didn’t take pictures.

Let’s see…I composted a few stalks of veddy old asparagus (but yesterday I cooked a nice fresh package and used them all up, so, you know, maybe that atones for the composted spears?)

I also threw out the very last bit of some taco meat because it just tasted stale.

I think that’s it.

On the topic of food waste, you should check out the work of Oxfam, an international organization that’s working to help people in poverty. They’re launching a new program to encourage people to assist in this effort by changing the way they eat and prepare food.

Here’s a little slideshow about it (just click the arrows to see the next slide.)


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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Monday 30th of July 2012

What a great idea!! I waste so much food weekly and it's really starting to bother me. But what a great to see what your wasting to help reduce! This week I wasted some basil, salad and a few carrots. I got to cook most of the carrots today so they didnt all go to waste! Thanks again.


Friday 27th of July 2012

Just two pieces of bread that were stale. I did put them in the freezer to feed some ducks the next time we're at the duck pond (if that counts for anything).


Friday 27th of July 2012

Lately your posts seem very skimpy and generic. I think you must be on a trip.


Friday 27th of July 2012

So sorry you've think they've been skimpy, but nope, I've been home all week. ;)


Friday 27th of July 2012

I thought I'd got it sussed this week, but it was not to be!


Friday 27th of July 2012

That's great about Oxfam. Thanks for sharing! Not too much food waste here this week: one bun, about a tablespoon of hummus and a small bag of mandarins, but it's more than I would like...

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