Thursday, 24 February 2011
It is a bit of a mystery how After Eight Mints or kit kats managed to go uneaten , I think it was because they were buried at the back of cupboards. Within a few minutes of putting the mints on the growing pile on the kitchen table they had been spotted and claimed by one of the boys. "Can I have these? What all of them just for me - cool." Which just goes to show there is no excuse for anything to remain uneaten in our house.
The amount of food thrown away fom households, restaurants and supermarkets is criminal in my view and I am trying to do is to reduce our food waste to a minimum. This is actually quite hard to do, though it should be much easier with one of us full time at home. There are some great tips on the wonderful Love Food, Hate Waste site which advises writing meal plans, checking those use by and best before dates and being prepared to use what is available in a creative way, rather than just reaching for tried and tested. I love the clip below where Sue Perkins looks in her freezer and unearths some Jurassic remains. I haven't looked in ours yet; I don't think I dare!