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!
I did something I shouldn’t do when writing this Food Waste Friday post.
I left it as the last job to do before I downed tools and headed off for a much needed break with the family. And I’m pretty sure asking the house-sitters to film the fridge is a favour too far.
Imagine Julia Roberts (from Pretty Woman’ as I type this:
I’ll admit defeat. I’ve run out of time. This isn’t my style. I like to be organised. Things usually run to schedule.
But that doesn’t mean Food Waste Friday shouldn’t run to schedule.
So here we are for a link up with sincere apologies for my lack of an actual Food Waste post. Although if we do track down Wifi I will video my holiday fridge and upload it to my YouTube channel on Friday. This was my last video while on holiday.
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