I wasn't going to be caught out by a gi-normous family pack of mushrooms that had the potential for wastage. It's all empty:
I fried the entire pack up and used some for a salad and saved some for a pasta sauce.
What I hadn't taken into account was the food waste that would be caused by the sudden temperature change. Up until this week our summer has been decidedly chilly. But when it's suddenly ten degrees warmer then everything starts going squishier and mouldier just that little bit more quickly than usual. The chickens have been the lucky beneficiaries of some squishy fruit this week, but even they won't touch the bread that went as hard-as-a-brick too soon.
I've learnt that the true food waste avoider has to stay even nimbler on their feet than I'd thought. Better luck next week!
Meanwhile this week, Mrs Green at My Zero Waste blogged about the environmental benefits of reducing your food waste. This reminded me that it's the small actions that are important; reducing your food waste can help to combat global warming. Read Mrs Green's blog post to find out why!
And Everyday Life On A Shoestring is always keen to support local food events...if you're in the Bath area, UK, check out these StrEAT Food Collective events at Green Park Station, with acoustic folk music provided by your favourite frugal fiddler's band!
Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.