Tagged with food waste

Potato pancakes

We had mashed potato with our tea the other night, and I deliberately made too much, thinking that I could whip up a batch of gnocchi for tea the next day. But thenI stumbled across a recipe for potato pancakes, in a free mini mag that came with our Good Food magazine, and decided we had … Continue reading

Waste Not Want Not-leftover risotto

Waste Not Want Not-leftover risotto

I was asked to contribute some of my thoughts on food waste recently by a very lovely called Bibi. In amongst our e-mail correspondence we ended exchanging our favourite zero-waste recipes. I sent Bibi the link to my Dead Bread recipe, and Bibi sent me a fabulous recipe for Baked Rice, from an Italian Vegetarian … Continue reading

Homemade Butter!

Homemade Butter!

I was doing the weekly food shop the other day, when I spotted some much reduced double cream, that was on it’s sell by date. I remembered reading somewhere about using double cream to make butter, so I snapped up a couple of pots and hot-footed it home to consult the inter-web! I posted in … Continue reading

Veg stock fail

Veg stock fail

In a brief aside to #mmaw2015 posts, I tried to make my own frugal veg stock, with minimal success. I was interviewed towards the end of last year, for a piece in the Guardian all about food waste (I know, get me..!) I promptly forgot all about it, until I saw the finished article, and saw … Continue reading

Love Your Leftovers….

Love Your Leftovers….

I’m back! All Christmas’d out and raring to go…. How was your Christmas? Ours was lovely, I hope yours was too 🙂 Now, obviously you lot are a canny bunch and will have cooked exactly the right amount of food so that are no leftovers, and we have all achieved zero food waste over the … Continue reading

Dead Bread

Dead Bread

I have posted couple of times about the great Live Better site from the Guardian. Last month was all about food waste, and the challenge was to go a whole week without producing any food waste. Now, I think we are pretty hot on food waste. I take a perverse pride in using up all … Continue reading

Fruitful Friday

Fruitful Friday

TFI Friday! And Fruitful Friday, for anyone doing the Better Food for All Challenge for Waste Less Live More week. At this time of year, there is lots of FREE fruit about. Blackberries (I blogged about free jam over on the Pinaddicts blog a week or so ago), elderberries (to make your Christmas gin), and … Continue reading

Waste Less, Live More

Waste Less, Live More

I’m back! Maybe. For a bit. Long enough to tell you all about Waste Less, Live More Week anyway 🙂 Waste Less, Live More week is happening this coming week (16th-22nd September). It is organised by Waste Watch, which is part of the Keep Britain Tidy charity, and their tagline is “What’s good for the … Continue reading

The Green Johanna

The Green Johanna

In my last Waste Watcher’s update, I reported that we were shortly to be taking delivery of a Green Johanna, courtesy of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Wiltshire Council. And this week just happens to be Garden Waste week in the Waste Watcher’s campaign, so I thought a blog post all about it would be very … Continue reading