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, 4-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 could not resist linking to the lovely Mr Michael Bublé this morning.
(The embedded link didn’t work – so have removed! Playback not allowed on other websites – but you may be able to hop on over to YouTube and watch it there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANGWy_b_ovY )
Christmas has kicked in at Chez Wright. (I’ll be cracking open the Bublé next week – the start of December).
Why this track?
The inspiration behind this weeks title, is due to a comment I left over at The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday post.
My Friday fridge can look a little bare:
As I said!
I have been called irresponsible for this minimal amount of foodstuff, a while back and in the comments of a blog I no longer really read.
Being criticised wasn’t my reason for moving on. Constructive criticism is always gratefully received.
However, I do not feel my approach to grocery shopping, and food stocks is irresponsible.
We’re very lucky in that where we live I have access to food 24/7. Within walking distance the majority of the time.
Because I effectively meal-plan, I should have what I need for the week.
I have great neighbours, and should I be stuck for an item (mid-recipe) I can confidently call on them to help. (Previously I’ve also been criticised on-line, for borrowing an egg from a neighbour).
When it comes to perishables, I’m happy to sail a little close to the wind. I’d rather borrow an egg (and replace it) than waste an egg.
I know my approach would not work for everyone, and it shouldn’t. We all live in different places, and in different circumstances.
But it kind of works for us.
p.s I have no waste this week. Fan-buddy-tastic!
I’m, curious, how do you manage your food stocks?
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