Love tips for less waste…

….then here are a few to help stop wasting potatoes. I was amazed at how many potatoes are wasted in the UK. I know I have been guilty of forgetting to use spuds and throwing away soft, smelly, sprouting potatoes. You certainly don’t think of potatoes being something to pop in the freezer but cooked…

Bananas in a pan…

1.4 million edible bananas are thrown away every day, according to an article in the Guardian, that is £80 million worth of bananas!!!  As you know I do like to do my bit to reduce food waste, I am far from perfect but I really never throw away a banana as there are too many…

Easter is over….how did the Lent challenge go?

I know – Easter was a while ago but I still think I should just revisit the Lent challenge for completeness.  How did I do overall?  On the reduce waste front, I thought more carefully about using up the contents of my fridge. I had some good leftover lunches but then as I am based…

Not binning food equals Glamorgan sausages – mmmm.

How am I doing with my not binning food challenge? I don’t think I am doing too badly.  I have to admit to having to put a chunk of pumpkin in the compost as I didn’t get around to making soup quickly enough.  Oooops.  And I didn’t quite finish up a small carton of cream…

Leftovers for lunch

First day of giving up binning food with the Love Food Hate Waste Lent challenge saw me checking the kitchen to see what things may wind up in the bin.  It resulted in me making a weird but surprisingly nice lunch of leftovers. There were 2 small wraps looking a bit lonely in the fridge…

Bananas that need saving from the bin

We all do it.  End up with a couple of bananas that are just too ripe to be enjoyable.  And in the spirit of giving up binning food I thought I would share a recipe that it quick, tasty and not too indulgent.  Banana bread that is definitely more bread than cake.  So easy to…

A couple of food challenges for Lent

When I was a child, every Lent we used to give something up.  I remember giving up chocolate or sweets, grown ups would come visit my mum and dad and would often bring us some sweets and I would put them in a jar so that come Easter I would have this little treasure chest….