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Serendipity soup

By Anna Pitt / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last weekend when the weather was still cold and miserable, we had our usual roast dinner on Sunday evening.  We generally plan to have leftovers, that we can use up throughout the week.  On Tuesday I foraged in the fridge for some lunch and found the leftover veg.  I thought it was odd that there…

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Banana skin crisps

By Anna Pitt / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Since the start of the year, The Pitt family has taken up the challenge of not buying anything in single-use plastic packaging. We first did this for a month in 2014 – not quite during Plastic-free July, but just after, as a practice run for a year long challenge of living without single use plastic…

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End of term soup

By Anna Pitt / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last day of term at my daughter’s house and we had nothing much left in the fridge. A bit of cabbage, an onion, some broccoi stalks and a bowl of peels and veg offcuts: onion skin,  parsnip peel, carrot peel, potato peel, the ends of the parsnip and carrot, the end of a courgette and…

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Store cupboard tomato soup

By Anna Pitt / March 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’ve just walked down to my nearest shop to find, not surprisingly given the beastly weather, there’s no fresh produce left. So I thought I’d post this nice little winter warmer made entirely from things most people have in their store cupboards. I would always recommend having a stock of a few tins of tomatoes…

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Talking about food waste

By Anna Pitt / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yesterday, I had my first talk of the year.  I was invited to speak at The Bush Club, a volunteer-run weekly lunch club for the over sixties in Bampton, Oxfordshire. This is the third time I’ve been asked to speak there. On my previous visit, I demonstrated one of my family favourites for Sunday lunch dessert, a Tiramisu…

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Did you make the most of your turkey?

By Anna Pitt / January 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

The festivities are behind us and what remains of the turkey carcass is in the food waste bin ready for collection.  But we made sure we got the most out of it first. We have a lot of people to feed over Christmas and New Year and our turkey was a big beast, weighing in…

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Pumpkin soup

By Anna Pitt / November 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

I am always surprised when people tell me they didn’t realise you can eat all those pumpkins that get carved into lanterns at Halloween. Of course you can – flesh, pulp and seeds. It is all good. You can use any basic soup recipe but this one is vegan and includes making emergency stock just…

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Judges go bananas over banana skin curry

By Anna Pitt / October 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last weekend I was invited to take part in Low Carbon West Oxford’s ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style competition at their ‘Beet the Waste’ 10th anniversary celebrations at Tap Social in Oxford. My fellow competitors were cooking professionals, Christina from Relish and Sandra and Marie from Waste2Taste. I hadn’t realised that I was supposed to be…

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Foraging fortnight

By Anna Pitt / September 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Autumn is a great time for foraging.  I’ve been picking apples, blackberries, pears and plums from my garden and hedgerows.  I’m planning to go blackberrying again and I’m hoping to add in some elderberries too. We are also lucky to have a vegetable patch which is producing carrots, spring onions, beetroot, courgettes, celery, beans, and…

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5 ways to deal with food waste

By Anna Pitt / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The food waste hierarchy seems to be a well-kept secret.  Yet it is a very important piece of information in the fight against climate change.  Given that food and farming are responsible for such a huge carbon footprint and food waste itself compared to every country’s total carbon emissions, would come in third behind only the USA…

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