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Anna Pitt

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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10 top tips for reducing food waste

By Anna Pitt / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’m often asked for my top 10 tips on reducing food waste, so here you have them. The big number one tip has to be…  Buy less food! Try to think of each shopping expedition as one where you will buy the minimum amount of food to get by rather than one where you are…

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