It’ 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 2-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!
I had a bad week, last week on the food waste front. In fact I’ve had a bad few weeks with fresh produce.
Determined to redeem myself I’d planned today’s post in my head. No fridge photo this Friday – oh no, I’d planned on shouting from the rooftops…
“No waste at Chez Wright”
Oops!…I did it again.
I knew the grapes were going to be a challenge. They’d only just survived last week’s cull. Interestingly the green grapes bit the dust, whereas the red ones are still okay to eat. So, that’s the plan – to eat the red ones – and soon. Under no circumstances will they be named and shamed next Friday as part of No Waste Tastes Great.
As I said, no Friday fridge today. You’ll have to take my word for it (I’m a very trustworthy person) that it’s waste free. In fact there’s hardly anything in it.
And that was where I wanted to kick off today. I wanted to talk about saving food, rather than throwing it away.
Because that’s my ultimate aim each Friday. To save what I can as part of my Friday routine.
Last Friday you may have noticed there was pumpkin flesh (that always sounds rather grotesque to me!) in the Fridge. Leftovers from carving the Jack-o-lanterns.
This is what it was turned into;
No recipe was followed. A bit of improvisation (and a little bit of luck) and I’ve a ‘keeper’.
Confession number 2 – I wasted some sugar, making and then burning caramel…
Moving swiftly on….I’m not unique in my food waste philosophy, I know that.
I’d love to hear what your best and worst saves have been!
Without a doubt my worst was a celery gratin. Although I did have high hopes.
As always it’s over to Kristen for the last word:
“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 this week. My blog currently doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and I think being redirected to another page is a pain. Please drop your link in the comments below this week. If the majority would rather the LINKY be available I’ll include next time I host FWF**
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.”
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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.