Our Waste Not Wednesday posts are derived from our own experience. From having one of those days when you create a masterpiece of a meal from the odds and ends of the cupboards knowing that it’s a one hit wonder, never to be tasted again. This week I thought I’d share how you can avoid […]
This is a fabulously easy soup to make when you have too many tomatoes, your tomatoes have got a bit too squishy or you saw some in the reduced section in the supermarket but now don’t know what to do with them. It’s gluten free, can be vegan and is freezable if you don’t want […]
This is a fabulously quick and easy way to use up half bags of spinach leaves or rocket, fresh herbs and kale leaves or any green leafy stalks that you may not use ordinarily (think cauliflower, broccoli or kale). When using the stalks, quickly blanch them in boiling water for about 3 minutes before plunging […]
Lettuce soup may not be high on your list of must-have lunches, however it makes a really pleasant soup that you can add all manner of things too. When everyone is avoiding the lettuce in the fridge because it’s a bit soggy and dark green you can turn it into something quite cheap and tasty […]
Spring is a great time for rhubarb. When it’s a good year, it’s a really good year so making sure it’s used and not wasted it key (I hate waste!). If you aren’t going to use it immediately you can wash, trim and cut the stems into thumb size pieces. Dry them off and place on a […]
This is more a ‘don’t miss your chance’ recipe, rather than ‘not throwing stuff away when you’re not sure what to do with it’ conundrum. Boiling up a gammon is a great way to get some lovely ham for salads and sandwiches, but the water left afterwards is precious and brilliant for making soups with. […]
A wonderful recipe to use up a glut of courgettes without anyone really noticing. It’s not just carrots you can make cakes with. Tip: If you want your kids to eat it, you may want to peel the courgettes first, green specks in cake is a surefire way to get it pushed back towards you!
In my attempt to help reduce the amount of food waste we create I am collaborating with other local businesses to share their knowledge too. Over in Knowl Hill Kran Sondh owns and runs award winning The CookCurry Club, a takeaway with a twist. Every fortnight Kran prepares a homecooked Indian curry dinner, just as […]
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