Food Waste Friday – Earth Day Edition!

Every Friday, Kristen over at the The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country every day.

Well, today’s food waste is a mix of this week’s waste and a couple of fridge stowaways – aka stuff that should have been tossed ages ago but was only now discovered.  *This* week’s waste is only the center of a head of romaine that was left out overnight (um, twice).  In my defense, I still ate some of it after it was left out the first time.  It’s pretty floppy now though.  The remainder is two hockey-puck limes that have been in the fridge forever, and a tiny piece of science experiment cheeseSeriously, I don’t even know what kind of cheese that is – that’s how long it’s been hanging out in the bottom of my “cheese bin” in the door of the fridge!

Luckily only the cheese is going in the trash – the lettuce can go in the compost and I’ll send the limes down the food disposal (they help to clean and deodorize it).  Which brings me to the Earth Day portion of this post – I plan to celebrate by drawing up plans for a newer, fancier compost system.  Right now our compost is covered by a purchased plastic container, and it’s entirely too hard to keep aerated.  I plan to upgrade to a plan from a book I own, Let it Rot by Stu CampbellExpect more in a future post!

How are you planning on celebrating Earth Day?  Let me know!

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