A couple of days ago NPR published an article entitled "Don't Toss That Sour Milk! And Other Tips to Cut Kitchen Food Waste." I'm linking it in case some of you might find it useful. I'm always curious to learn new tricks to avoid food waste so I checked to see if the book they're referring it is available at my library but it isn't so I requested that they purchase it. It's being published on September 29, though.
- I found a moldy orange in our fruit bowl. Yuck. I composted it and washed the surrounding oranges.
- I spilled jar of homemade zesty pickles (again!) and I had a little bit of waste, but thankfully not a lot (it was more juice than pickles that spilled).
- I had to compost three baked potato halves that had gotten slimy in the fridge. This was a big disappointment because I felt sure they would last a few more days :(
- I also had to compost 2 grape tomatoes that had gotten rotten but I saved the rest of the pint by eating it :)
- Save #1: I used a can of Dark Sweet Cherries in Heavy Syrup that had a July 2015 expiration date to make a cherry coffee cake recommended by Alison from NOVA Frugal Family.
- Save #2: Instead of making the recipe's icing, I used the rest of the Cream Cheese Icing that I had made for my daughter's Red Velvet pancakes back on 9/5. It was still good and went perfectly with the coffee cake.
- Save #3: this orange had started developing a rotten spot but I cut it off, zested the orange and froze the zest, and ate the fruit for lunch :)
I'd love to hear how YOU did this week! Feel free to post links back to your own Food Waste Friday posts in the comments.
This post was inspired by Kristen at The Frugal Girl, who has been blogging about her food waste since 2008!