February 5, 2010

Food Waste Friday plus Friday Freebies

No food waste this week. I made sure we used up the vegetables from our CSA, so we ate plenty of sauteed greens and I even put some not-so-fresh broccoli and chopped up bok choy in a fritatta and it was delicious. Frittatas are my new favorite kitchen sink meal.

I also gave away the celery root before leaving on a trip so it wouldn't go bad before I got back. I'm disappointed that I didn't have time to research a good recipe, but I'm glad I gave it away instead of letting it rot. My neighbor was looking forward to making a nice soup with it. I'll have to get his recipe in case we get it in our CSA delivery again. I might have one more chance before it goes out of season.

I don't think I've mentioned Love Food, Hate Waste for awhile. It's a UK-based site that's packed with statistics about how much food we're wasting on the planet, what it's doing to the environment, and how we can stop the madness. It's got tons of great tips and ideas. And check out The Frugal Girl to see how she inspires other bloggers to waste less by photographing and documenting what they toss each week. It's a great way to not only be accountable, but to do it with community support. Any step you take in this area will be a positive one, and will save you money to boot. And don't be embarrassed if you've got a lot. Almost everyone starts off that way. I used to clean out the refrigerator each week when I went grocery shopping to make room for the new supplies and didn't even think that much about it.

FREE STUFF ALERT: I've also got some Friday Freebies for you...

It's the first weekend of February, and that means it's time for Bank of America's Museums on Us program. For B of A customers, all you have to do is show your debit or credit card to get in free to hundreds of museums across the country this Saturday and Sunday. Click here to find out about participating museums in your area.

And if you live in Los Angeles, EATLACMA is described as a "year-long investigation into food, culture, and politics." It kicks off with a fruit tree giveaway on Saturday afternoon. Click here to find out more about the project, which unfolds seasonally as artists plant their gardens on the grounds of LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Have a great weekend! I'll have a "favorite new recipe from the blogs" for you tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Great job on the "no food waste" week!! I did *MUCH* better this week than last week, thankfully! Looking forward to your recipe post! :)

Compact UK said...

wow congratulation on no food waste this week! It goes to show that with a little bit of forward planning, such as what you did, it is possible not to waste food. I must take a leaf out of your book.

Forest Parks said...

Love Food, Hate Waste is an awesome site.

Sounds great what you are doing with no waste... If you really want no waste at all then a worm compost is a great way to use up any offcuts (not sure if you compost already).