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
Top Middle Shelf – Mozzarella and baby leaf salad
Bottom Middle Shelf – Limes, ham and cucumber
Bottom Shelf – Cauliflower and jalapeno peppers
It’s been a while since I posted an inventory of my Fridge in this way. But this is what I do every Friday. I take stock.
All items are accounted for and have a destination in mind.
The mozzarella and leaf salad will go nicely with some freshly sliced tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, for lunch. I have friends coming over.
The Kids will enjoy ham and cucumber sandwiches. I’m planning on baking some bread.
There is a food-waste confession this week. It’s been a while since I’ve been totally waste free.
About a quarter of a carton of chopped tomatoes and a smidge of salsa.
I really need to keep a closer eye. Like I said, it’s been a while since I’ve had zero-waste.
But I’m trying. And I’m not the only one. All those who participate in Food Waste Friday are all trying.
In fact, food waste, and the elimination of it, is hot news. I mentioned last week it’s all over the UK press.
The principle of reducing food waste is gaining momentum. Which is a good thing.
If you haven’t read the post below yet, by Kristen The Frugal Girl, then please do go check it out:
I’ll certainly be following this, because although I try. I could try harder.
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
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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