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Leftover Pie

Sharing the love(ly food)

Olio Your bags are packed, and you are off on your long-awaited holiday. But wait! You realise you have half a lettuce, two tomatoes, half a packet of cheese and a bit of cucumber left in your fridge. Oh, and half a pint of milk too and half a loaf of bread. Years ago almost…

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How to host your own DISCO soup

how to host your own disco soup

Want to hold your own DISCO SOUP event? Here are some links that will tell you all about it. We like this video from Feedback: Feedback have produced a toolkit to help you run your event. You can get that here.   And Slow Food has put together this instruction booklet of how to run…

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Making the most of your Christmas food?

I was asked by my local council to make some short videos to help people reduce their waste over Christmas, and get more from the food they buy. The spike in food waste at Christmas is a big worry for councils, who have to pay to dispose of our Christmas excesses. Turkey pie for dinner…

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Pumpkin Pie

I spent years avoiding pumpkin pie as most recipes I’ve seen are full of cream, which I can’t eat. But when I went for dinner at The Roebuck, in Borough, South London, with head chef Jareth Mills, that changed. Jareth, who contributed two recipes for Leftover Pie, had specially made a pumpkin pie for me,…

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Tired Salad Soup

It has been party time so my sister and I both raided our veg patches to pick salad leaves to accompany a bbq.  My sis has green fingers and she brought loads of salad. The good thing about salad from your garden is that it will last ages. Think about this… how many days ago…

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Serendipity soup

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

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

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

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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