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#31 Mon 02 Dec 13 2:20pm

@nGoose1

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Re: Waste less

That's genius.

SherylS wrote:

I found that spring onions always went slimy quickly in the fridge and was always throwing them out until I was given the idea of replanting them in a pot (as long as they still have their roots attached of course).  lol

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#32 Mon 02 Dec 13 2:22pm

@nGoose1

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Re: Waste less

Amazing how many people don't use stalks, with the most flavour. I use fine chopped for risotto base and soup.

Merlin wrote:

davidjackson wrote:

I carry on any vegetable leftovers, or stalks from cauliflower, and once or double a week I rotate them into vegetable soup, which I then freeze in single portions for a quick lunch.

Absolutely love that one. Do you store them all together?

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#33 Mon 02 Dec 13 9:11pm

mr spice

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Re: Waste less

A great post this.
I already do a lot of these but there are some new twists here...saving coffeee leftovers. Brilliant!
I share with Mummza the saving of the outer leaves of a cabbage. I only discard damaged or shrivelled/discoloured leaves. I wash them thoroughly then steam them for 3 or 4 minutes and cut them up and add them to stir fry. The only parts I discard are the really thick spine of the leaf but I might try adding them to a smoothie in future  lol

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#34 Fri 03 Jan 14 1:07pm

mummza

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Re: Waste less

One of my main discoveries recently is that Blue cheese like Stilton CAN freeze .
I have never frozen it before and having done a google search I find that the British cheese council say that it freezes perfectly.
http://www.britishcheese.com/facts/faqs-31
good news for all cheese lovers as those Christas and new year selection boards of cheese are often very reduced straight after the christas/new year holiday season.

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#35 Mon 06 Jan 14 2:37pm

user2014

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Re: Waste less

when we have much food we eat it all ,we dont waste it only bread if is too dry or something spoilen,to be honest rarely...

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#36 Mon 20 Jan 14 11:52pm

@nGoose1

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Re: Waste less

Dry bread makes amazing bread crumbs and croutons. Start with good bread and you will end up with good crumbs/croutons

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#37 Tue 28 Jan 14 11:56pm

@nGoose1

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Re: Waste less

On the same trip Food & Drink on BBC T.V.  this week had food waste as its topic. Marry Berry had what looked like a wonderful idea using croutons and egg whites as a fish pie topping. Great news I have found a link (not sure if overseas can get this, hopefully the recipe  at least is available).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fish_ … uffl_57249

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#38 Wed 29 Jan 14 1:36pm

mummza

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Re: Waste less

another idea to use up bread .... bunny chow
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/0/25745902

my daughter-in-law-to-be made me bunny chow, she spent almost a year living and wrking in south africa. Bunny chow is bth filling and nutritios , its not a restaurant dish but more a transportable street food dish that you can eat ( although a bit messily ) with out a fork by ripping off the bread at the side of the loaf or roll and using that to collect up the spicy curried filling.

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#39 Wed 29 Jan 14 9:31pm

Kiwi Kris

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Re: Waste less

*Snap!*

Mummza! About a month ago I watched, Chef Gino D`Acampo's U.K. television series; "There's No Taste Like Home" & one of his contestants made: * Bunny Chow*!  yummy  thumbsup

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#40 Wed 29 Jan 14 10:06pm

Maree

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Re: Waste less

Let's not forget bread and butter pudding/ pain perdu/ French toast which can be as simple (stale bread) or as decadent (croissants or brioche etc) as needs/wants be smile.

Or Panzanella (Tuscan tomato & bread salad)

Or bread to thicken tomato soup

Or bread to make taramasalata

Or ... big_smile

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