Thursday, 10 January 2013
Waste not, want not
Hello Dear Reader,
I'm seething! I do, and I know you do, what ever you can to eradicate waste. We womble away and buy recycled, reconditioned, the donated and car booted! We boil up giblets and make stock. We pick our chicken carcasses clean and make pie fillings. We boil the bones for soup. We rummage in jumble sales for shirts to cut up for quilting. Surely, it isn't us wasting so much food!
Read all about it from the BBC
Food is rejected by the supermarkets before it leaves the field! Those of us who grow veggies eat what ever comes out of our gardens. We're not fussed by blemishes, knobbly bits or three legged carrots! I often explain to people that my cheap carrots from Lidl have usually grown in the same field as the carrots from Waitrose! The only difference being that Waitrose carrots are perfect, all the same length, girth and look the same. Lidl? They will be smaller and some a bit ugly. They are still carrots!
Please leave your comments and vent your spleen and have a good moan at the waste of food! Let's embrace lumpy bumpy peppers and the bendy leek! Let's not care if every potato in the sack is a different size. Share your favourite ideas for left overs. We love left over veggies, with some cheese sauce, toss in some cooked pasta and stir. Top with bread crumbs and the grated crusty dry edges of the cheddar. It makes a perfect meal for hungry tummies.
Now it's your turn!
Love Froogs xxxxxx