Friday, July 3, 2009

Food Waste Friday

Every Friday I'll be posting a picture of any food that's being thrown out in our house that week. Kristen at The Frugal Girl started Food Waste Friday a while ago. The idea is that by tracking the waste weekly you'll be more aware of the food you have and will hopefully remember to use it before it needs to be thrown out.

This weeks I've got a handful of leeks that I never got around to using and a few strawberries. I'm disappointed in the strawberries...they were from a local farm and I'd bought them for a fruit platter to serve at last Saturday's shower. A few days later, the ones in this container tasted like they'd been fermenting. :( Oddly enough, the other container is fine. The fruit and vegetables all went to the green bin, and the ziploc bag is the only garbage. I know some people wash out their ziploc bags, but it seems like a lot of work to me, and I'm sure you'd never get the smell of leeks out anyways!

This week I also made the Chocolate Peanut Squares from The Frugal Girl, and I guarantee you won't see a photo of them in next week's food waste! They're almost done already. If you like Reese Peanut Butter Cups, I highly recommend you try this recipe out.


  1. So glad you liked the peanut butter bars! And good job on your waste this week...not bad at all.

    If something really smelly or really messy has been in my ziplocs, I don't wash them out either. If they've just been holding bread or bagels or something like that, it's easy to rinse them out, though.


  2. I've been following your Friday food waste. You did really good today!

  3. Ahhh, well done Valerie; it's amazing how quickly soft fruit goes off and I hate that musty fermenting taste too.
    it's still a good total compared to the 'norm' :)

    Mrs G from