It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!
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, that 3-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. In fact every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account (and devise a plan) for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen has kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks (when she doesn’t post herself), and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Moo-ve along, nothing to see here…
(It’ll be a fish and chip supper this evening rather than a #nowastetastesgreat dish)
Does this mean zero-waste?
The usual food-waste suspects have reared their head, once more, this week.
You’d think I’d have learnt by now, wouldn’t you?
Suspect 1 – Grapes
I’ll salvage what I can and dispose of the rest. What should I do going forward to make a save?
Suspect 2 - Bagged salad
A handful of leaves have once more gone to waste. It’s little consolation that I’m not alone is my inability to save salad. Tesco recently reported that it’s estimated across the UK food industry, 68% of salad sold in bags is wasted – 35% of it thrown out by customers.
I’ve been told that storing on top of kitchen paper helps. I. Must. Remember. To. Try.This.
Both grapes and salad are notorious at Chez Wright for going to waste. I blame it on their inflexibility to adapt to other uses ;-) Only joking, I need to keep my eye on the ball a little more.
Ending on a positive note, I generally have more success with vegetables.
There’s usually the option to make a save with soup.
There was just a little waste off a cauliflower head as I trimmed the black spots.
The other 95% of the cauliflower has been
quickly slowly cooked into a freezable soup for frugal and nutritious packed lunches…
Not all bad news 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 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.
**I’ve decided not to include the LINKY for the foreseeable. My blog doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and being redirected to another page isn’t ideal. Please drop your link in the comments section.** Jo
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