Friday, 24 August 2012

No food waste this Food Waste Friday!

It's taken eighteen Food Waste Fridays, but we finally have a week where there are no mouldy carrots, soggy courgettes, baking disasters, stale loaves, surplus mackerel or dried up oranges!

Yes really!

No photos of decaying vegetables.  Nostalgia is setting in already.

I am cheating slightly here, as keeping chickens ensures that some of our food waste is recycled into fresh eggs. A little leftover pasta and rice headed in Ginger and Yoko's direction this week.


If you've got the space and the inclination, chickens could be a great way to make sure your leftovers (as long as they haven't come into contact with animal byproducts) don't end up in landfill.  In fact the French village of Pince is offering all inhabitants a couple of chickens to combat food waste; they estimate the chickens will save participating households 150kg of waste per year.

No photos of food waste can only mean one thing; time for another Muppets video!  Camilla and Friends (one of whom looks suspiciously like our Yoko) sing "Forget You"!  Enjoy!





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Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.




7 comments:

  1. Good work on no food waste! Love the muppets video. The hens are a fav of my two daughters. One daughter made a stuffed animal of one of them for her sister this week. I'll tell her you've got the hens on your site. She'll be thrilled.

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    1. How about that for synchronicity! Still haven't seen the Muppets Movie but hoping to get the DVD to cheer us up once the summer hols are over!

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  2. That is interesting that the village in France is passing out chickens to help eliminate waste. I will be interested to know how the experiment turns out.

    Also, congratulations on no waste. Good job!

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    1. Yes, if I was the existing egg seller in Pince, I'd be a bit worried!

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  3. Congrats on the no waste week! Way to go :)

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  4. Congratulations on zero food waste! You must feel great :)

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