Anna Pitt

Judges go bananas over banana skin curry

By Anna Pitt / October 6, 2017 /

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 /

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 /

  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…

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10 top tips for reducing food waste

By Anna Pitt / August 7, 2017 /

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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Serendipity Fig Rolls

By Anna Pitt / September 15, 2013 /

I’ve just tasted the best fig roll ever. And it was an accident. I have long been wondering what to do with a jar of fig jam I was given that is now well past its Best Before date.  It didn’t quite work as jam on its own as it was just a bit too…

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The Egg Test

By Anna Pitt / September 13, 2013 /

I was reading the waste and recycling section of a local council website today in preparation for visiting one of the primary schools in their area.  In their food waste guidelines they give some explanation of ‘Use By’ and ‘Best Before’ dates. The website quite rightly explained that it is the ‘Use By’ dates that…

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