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Leftover Pie

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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