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Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :)

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    It's 'loose' recipe JACKIE and usually the quantities I have to hand get used but this version was


    2 good sized leeks cleaned and sliced
    1 large onion peeled and diced
    2 reasonable sized carrots washed and chopped
    1 decent sized potato peeled and chopped
    1 head of broccoli including the stalk (peeled and chopped of course)
    1 teaspoon dried sage
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    2 bay leaves
    2 1/2 pints of chicken stock (ham,veg or onion does just as well)
    some stilton cheese (odds and ends and whatever you happen to have including the rind if you don't hate the idea)
    some grated cheddar cheese ( to taste, you can add more at the end if want a cheesier soup)
    1/2 pint milk/cream/evaporated milk
    salt and black pepper
    few sprays from an oil spray to start the veg

    spray in a heavy based pan with a lid and gently cook the leek and onion until it starts to soften, chuck in everything else except the cheeses and milk, bring to the simmer and cook until all the veg is soft. Take out the bay leaves and add milk/cream/evap, cheese and seasoning and stir until the cheese has melted. Blitz with a stick blender (if you haven't got one food processor/liquidiser does equally well) until smooth and uncus. Do a cheese and seasoning taste test and adjust both if you need to and enjoy something nice!


    It works just as well with cauliflower too!

    Hope you it if you make it, Lyn xxx.


    Hi there thanks for the recipe it sounds right up my street :j I adore any green veg and with cheese as well I am in savoury heaven.

    I have saved it for a slightly cooler day as its very warm here in Kent at the moment, and my back lawn is slowly turning into a dust bowl.

    Just trying to think what I actually fancy to eat for dinner, at the moment its looking like another salad of some sort, I may do a tin of tuna and sweetcorn with mayo then I can have the other half tomorrow for lunch as I am out to dinner tomorrow night at DDs house.

    Thanks for the recipw I shall look forward to trying it, how well does it keep in the fridge as there is only me at home

    JackieO xx
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    JackieO wrote: »
    Thanks for the recipw I shall look forward to trying it, how well does it keep in the fridge as there is only me at home

    JackieO xx
    I can tell you that it keeps well in the freezer, and is lovely as an autumn supper :). My results with leeks in soups have been highly variable though. Sometimes they can be just too sharp and need to be offset with something, usually a good dose of milk.

    I had another fail today, a full bag of washed spinach I bought on Saturday was beyond eating today. So that's another 63p down the drain, but in future I'll stick to one bag at a time.
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    Hi JACKIE sorry I obviously didn't read your post properly. I make the whole batch into 6 really good sized portions for the two of us and the soup keeps well in the fridge for 3 or 4 days but as VFM says it freezes really well which extends it almost indefinitely.
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I can tell you that it keeps well in the freezer, and is lovely as an autumn supper :). My results with leeks in soups have been highly variable though. Sometimes they can be just too sharp and need to be offset with something, usually a good dose of milk.

    I had another fail today, a full bag of washed spinach I bought on Saturday was beyond eating today. So that's another 63p down the drain, but in future I'll stick to one bag at a time.

    I often find that if I buy the bags of washed rocket or baby spinach leaves, they go slimy before I can use them all
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    Someone on a foodie blog that I read advised putting a sheet of kitchen roll in the salad bag, placing the leaves back in on top loosely and then another sheet of paper, gently squeeze out the excess air and roll down and fasten the excess bag IYSWIM, The bag of mixed leaves that I bought Wednesday and opened was perfect yesterday and just a few left for lunch today.
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    maddiemay wrote: »
    Someone on a foodie blog that I read advised putting a sheet of kitchen roll in the salad bag, placing the leaves back in on top loosely and then another sheet of paper, gently squeeze out the excess air and roll down and fasten the excess bag IYSWIM, The bag of mixed leaves that I bought Wednesday and opened was perfect yesterday and just a few left for lunch today.

    I don't buy kitchen roll anymore, but I wonder if this would work with a cloth or (small) tea towel instead - worth a try! Thanks :)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Thanks for that regarding the soup, I usually make and portion and freeze soup if I can as its saves such a lot of bother and its just as easy to make a vat of it as a small amount So even with the cheese and milk it will freeze Ok ,sound like my kind of soup :):) Just awaiting a cooler day as I have most of the ingredients in store ,just have to get some stilton and I may have a look in Dobbies next Tuesday when I go to coffee morning as they often have lots of different cheese reduced I got some gorgeous wensleydale with apricots a couple of weeks ago a big chunk reduced to under a pound.

    JackieO xx
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    I bought 6 punnets of 10p YS cherries yesterday

    Bargain! Well done.
    We don't get a food waste here but we do get a garden waste and use that for anything not compostable, hard woody stuff, tree prunings and cabbage stalk sort of things

    We don't have food waste collections either nor can we put glass in our recycling bins. It's supposed to go to the nearest bottle bank - not always ideal as ours isn't on a route we'd go on for anything else so it means a special trip. :(
    I often find that if I buy the bags of washed rocket or baby spinach leaves, they go slimy before I can use them all

    That's why I don't buy them. We usually have little gem lettuces that last really well in the fridge and sometimes I can find packs that have one green and one red in them - nice for additional colour on the plate.

    I must have been very efficient last week at using up all the fresh food stuff as, when I came to do my shopping list, it was nearly all for F&V and dairy. Now fully stocked up again and I also bagged a ys medium chicken for £2.44. :):) I cooked it as soon as I got it home and have portioned it all up this morning. I reckon it will do 3 meals for the two of us plus sandwiches and - of course - the obligatory chicken stock! :D Good job we like chicken. ;)
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    I got:
    - 1 punnet of strawberries
    - 3 punnets of blackberries
    - 3 six packs of apples
    - 2 avocados
    - 1 bag of new potatoes
    - 1 bunch spring onions
    - 2 bags rocket
    - 1 pack little gem lettuce
    - 1 bunch of parsley
    - 1 packet broccoli rice
    - 5 packets of green beans
    - 5 packets of mango chunks
    - 1 packet of fruit salad
    - 1 packet prepared leeks
    - 1 packet stir fry veg
    - 1 ready made bistro salad
    - 1 packet of carrot sticks
    - 5 trays of mediterranean roast veg
    - 2 packets of choy sum

    I paid £2.49. :rotfl:
    Feel like I've robbed the place!:T
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Ah, it won't let me edit on the phone. Forgot to say this was all yellow sticker stuff in Asda tonight. Feel like I've won the lottery haha!
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