Thanks to blogging about Food Waste Friday I can see some patterns emerging in our food waste habits particularly when it comes to oranges and cabbage! It appears that in this house no-one can be bothered with peeling oranges. Our fruit bowl often dwindles to this (the photo makes that orange and satsuma look more appealing than they were in reality):
My family prefer their vitamin C to arrive like this:
Fairy cakes with icing made from orange juice! I like the orange peel embellishment, but as I keep finding empty paper cake cases abandoned with orange peel in them, I take it that not everyone shares my enthusiasm.
As for the cabbage, I tried to disguise it in a stir fry this week but when I was clearing away the plates I found that Daughter had thoughtfully left some customer evaluation on the table (I should never have shown her the Neverseconds blog!):
Both the cabbage and oranges arrive in our veg and fruit box, and whilst we plough willingly through all the other contents, these two items tend to hang around. I'm happy with the boxes otherwise, so I guess I just have to be more creative about using the less popular items up in a more timely fashion.
Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.