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!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Top Shelf – Usual spreads and cheeses
Top Middle Shelf – Yoghurts (plenty of life left in them yet)
Bottom Middle shelf – Salad (lunch tomorrow with some tuna from the store cupboard)
Bottom shelf – Vegetables and sausages (Toad in the Hole with vegetables and onion gravy on Sunday)
All of the fridge items are nicely accounted for. No Waste Tastes Great!
As for food waste this week, those who follow my Instagram will have seen this faux pas. Despite a very sensible suggestion to use the broken crackers as dippers in hummus, the embarrassing confession that my floor hadn’t been mopped in over a week kind of put pay to that. They were binned (trashed).
Me and strawberries? Not a great combination.
I’ve lost another one. Mould hit once more.
Mould also hit some tomatoes. But that mould I could resolve.
So, we’re talking a strawberry, possibly a couple of adjacent (that’s a word in my daughter’s spelling test today) grapes and the top of 2 tomatoes.
The 100% zero waste accolade has escaped me once more.
On a more positive note, I’ve had a lovely week. Yesterday my blog was featured as part of The Guardian Live Better Challenge. You can read all about it here.
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