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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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Talking about food waste

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?

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

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

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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10 top tips for reducing food waste

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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