Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I started participating in October 2010 and have found, 3-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. Every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
Remember I carried a watermelon?
Well this week I dropped a watermelon.
Want to know what one looks like when it hits a block paved drive from say 3 feet in the air?
I dropped a watermelon!
Okay, so the question is ‘how to divert from a fail on the food waste front’.
No Friday fridge this week, rather let me introduce you to my freezer.
I don’t talk about my freezer frequently here, because it isn’t used that much. There’s not too much to tell.
Top shelf I keep frozen fruit (there’s kale also at the moment – as I am desperately trying to start eating it) and ice-cubes.
This is my ‘smoothie drawer’. See the addition of chopped watermelon. I wonder why that’s in there? Oh yeah, I made a save.
Middle drawer is bread and veggies – with some emergency breakfast crumpets should they be required.
Bottom shelf is ice-cream (I love, love, love ice-cream!) and some hand-me-downs. Very often I get half consumed bags of bits and pieces from my Mom.
I’m a pretty safe bet when it comes to ‘using things up!’.
And that’s it this week, A save (frozen watermelon) and and introduction to my minimal freezer.
How’s your Fridge (and freezer) looking this Friday? Any waste to confess? Any top tips on what to keep in a freezer for emergencies?
(I won’t be back at the blog until 25 August Guys! See you then!)
As always I’ll leave the last word to Kristen…
“How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your blog link into the comments section 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 without a link.
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