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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :)
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
    Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :) 13th Jan 18 at 10:18 AM
    Hi chums I see for some reason unbeknown to us all that the previous thread was deleted .OK well lets no be despondant it was 11 months old and I certainly didn't expect it to run as long as it did,but this will no defeat us in our object to LFHW will it .So come on chums get those ideas rolling again for the new year ahead

    JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
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    &/6/18 first food shop this month £13.48
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    • marns
    • By marns 7th Jul 18, 7:36 AM
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    Leftover cake advice
    Well I've tried to be good, but the hot weather led me to turning the fridge up but I went too far and luettice and cucumbers froze so they're now destined for soup.
    I was lucky enough get a reduced cooked chicken and ham hock from the hot to go counter (£1.50 and £1.99....the chicken thing is getting embarrassing, I walked by a few nights ago and the counter assistant said 'they're not £1.99 this early' lol) So 1 chicken dinner and 2 pies, one for the weekend and 1 for freezer.

    This weeks wasteful problem is I have a large dinner plate pilled up with sponge cake. I made a fancy iced cake for my boss for a celebration. I had one 9" cake go wrong (perfectly edible, just too wonky) and the trimmings from 4 layers of sponge left from leveling the cakes ready to ice.

    So I'll be making a boozy trifle and I had thought cake pops as I have some buttercream left over too. I personally don't have a sweet tooth and I'm not keen on them but I thought I could sell them to raise money for the charity I work for......Does anyone have any other ideas for left over cake???
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 7th Jul 18, 7:53 AM
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    You could freeze it, well wrapped so it doesn't dry out, then do something with it if you've got visitors coming.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 7th Jul 18, 8:46 AM
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    Sadness is having to throw away a pack of bacon that had got pushed to the back of the fridge shelf and the fridge is a bit ropey so I don't keep the door open for any longer than I have to in this heat, I can see the thermometer start rising as I open the door and it goes from 0 to 4 in a very quick time! Redeeming factor for the day is coleslaw made from one of the polytunnel cabbages, previously cooked and reheated jacket potatoes and cold meat are done and ready for lunch. I have also found an ancient pack of home grown raspberries in the freezer that have this morning been made with some fresh loganberries and blackberries from the garden into another big batch of compote to have with fat free yoghurt for breakfasts and lunches for a few days. Not a penny expended!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 7th Jul 18, 12:24 PM
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    I have been buying a lot of the nectarines which have variously been on offer at supermarkets recently and have found a use for the red netting over the plastic container. If you cut off one end you end up with a little 'hat' with very stretchy properties. I have been putting them over seedlings which I am moving outside of the greenhouse and it keeps off both birds and butterflies. Even if you don't grow your own, you probably know someone who does....
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Jul 18, 2:20 PM
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    I have been buying a lot of the nectarines which have variously been on offer at supermarkets recently and have found a use for the red netting over the plastic container. If you cut off one end you end up with a little 'hat' with very stretchy properties. I have been putting them over seedlings which I am moving outside of the greenhouse and it keeps off both birds and butterflies. Even if you don't grow your own, you probably know someone who does....
    Originally posted by Living proof
    I'd have thought the holes were too big to keep butterflies off, we used to grow cabbages and had quite small netting and the butterflies still managed to get in! We went away on holiday one year and came back to find caterpillars had eaten most of the cabbages, particularly the red ones! There were so many we couldn't actually salvage very much at all so that was the last time we grew them.

    Because we've getting away in our motorhome more often now as DH has retired we don't grow anything now.

    Denise
    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 7th Jul 18, 2:51 PM
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    Does anyone have any other ideas for left over cake???
    Originally posted by marns
    What is leftover cake???
    • purplevamp
    • By purplevamp 7th Jul 18, 3:07 PM
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    So I'll be making a boozy trifle and I had thought cake pops as I have some buttercream left over too. I personally don't have a sweet tooth and I'm not keen on them but I thought I could sell them to raise money for the charity I work for......Does anyone have any other ideas for left over cake???
    Originally posted by marns
    Cake pops sound good. You could always freeze them without a coating on and use them as and when you need them.


    What is leftover cake???
    Originally posted by Mummy2cheekymonkeys
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 7th Jul 18, 7:18 PM
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    I left some butter out of the fridge. It's gone rancid. Is there any way of saving it?
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 7th Jul 18, 8:48 PM
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    Re the cabbage I wrap cabbage white, sweetheart or ordinary in tinfoil and put it in the salad drawer at the bottom of my fridge and it will keep very well for a good couple of weeks. At the moment I have a head of broccoli wrapped in foil in there and half of a sweetheart cabbage I also wrap celery in tinfoil and it keeps it fresh and unbendy for as long as its needed.

    Re the rancid butter personally I would bin it as I can't think of anything I would want to make with rancid butter ,the smell alone would make me queasy

    Had a good haul of Y/S fruit and veg this afternoon at the SM, place was almost empty because of the football First food shop of this month and only spent £13.48 and my fridge is full up

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Half year totals = £166.19.This is for food only
    &/6/18 first food shop this month £13.48
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 8th Jul 18, 6:39 AM
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    Freezer diving (OH yes please in this heat) for main meal foods today, I know I've some nice veggie things in there and it will probably be spicy bean burgers with the last of the jacket potatoes and a salad that is cabbage based and involves courgettes because that's what I have available in the garden. Blackberries are ripening beautifully in this weather and we had a bowl full each with fat free yoghurt for pudding after lunch and they were delicious so I'm hoping for a repeat today.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Jul 18, 8:42 AM
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    Yum there is nothing nicer than foraging for blackberries and swishing round a bowl of vanilla ice cream Mrs LW, its one of life's pleasures on a hot sunny day in the UK.

    My DGS usually help out picking them for me as we always look for the ones higher up the bushes (dogs you know )

    Right time for some coffee methinks

    Cheers chums have a great day

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Half year totals = £166.19.This is for food only
    &/6/18 first food shop this month £13.48
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 8th Jul 18, 9:39 AM
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    We've got two whopping bushes of thornless blackberries that span the back garden fence and the berries are huge, grape sized things and lovely and sweet when they're fully ripe.

    Slight change to lunch as I've made a dish from HFWs Three Good Things book which is the courgette, pasta and mozzarella bake to use up the courgettes (well, some of them) and cooked the runner beans German style with some Bohnenkraut (winter savoury to us) and dressed with a simple French dressing they will make a nice salad to accompany it. Picked the blackberries, the last of the loganberries and some ripe redcurrants too this morning and also the first Sungold tomatoes from the greenhouse!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Jul 18, 12:08 PM
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    Hi there everyone,

    sorry to report that after two days back from holiday I discovered that the fridge temperature was on its lowest setting (must have put too much in & moved the temp setting ) so I have had to bin the following (after resetting the temperature to very cold)

    Three four pint cartons of milk, four large lumps of cheese (I donít have a problem cutting off green/blue bits but never risk eating furry cheese ), a tub of furry Philadelphia, a pot of potato salad & a packet of furry ham.
    Oh the waste of both food & money & I havenít checked all the glass jars or the butter yet I must do that today & also give the fridge itís 2nd thorough clean in a month! I will chalk it up to a costly experience which has made me paranoid about checking the temperature every time I open the fridge door
    However, one good thing - the garage is slightly emptier so although the motorbike still wonít fit (Dsisís Furniture from France) the old fridge/freezer was restarted yesterday so I will have plenty of space to reorganise both the fridge & freezer. I can then menu plan properly & also start batch cooking when the hot weather becomes a distant memory

    So from a very sorry & chastened LFHWr, I will wish you good bye

    MrsSD
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 8th Jul 18, 12:17 PM
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    Oh RATS! could have happened to any one of us though love xxx.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Jul 18, 4:27 PM
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    Thanks MrsL
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 8th Jul 18, 4:35 PM
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    I have been buying a lot of the nectarines which have variously been on offer at supermarkets recently and have found a use for the red netting over the plastic container. If you cut off one end you end up with a little 'hat' with very stretchy properties. I have been putting them over seedlings which I am moving outside of the greenhouse and it keeps off both birds and butterflies. Even if you don't grow your own, you probably know someone who does....
    Originally posted by Living proof
    I use them to make bath scrubbies. And the orange ones (a bit rougher texture) make good dish scrubbers.

    I left some butter out of the fridge. It's gone rancid. Is there any way of saving it?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Eeewww no just bin it.

    Much as I love this hot weather, it's hard work thinking of what to make for meals that don't need a lot of cooking. We've had salads galore, stir-frys, pasta meals, sometimes just sandwiches, jacket spuds with toppings, omelettes, fresh fruit, jelly & fruit etc etc and it's made me realise a lot of the stuff in the freezer is geared to cold weather meals. No wonder it's taking a long time to empty!

    Today we're having cottage pie, peas & pickled red cabbage. Meat base done yesterday in the sc, mash done this morning, now assembled and ready for mw tonight. DH did the market shop on Friday and came back with 1lb of fresh peas. We podded them this morning and yes, we did nibble on a few raw. Brought back childhood memories of sitting on the back doorstep with a huge paper bag of the things and a bowl that seemed to take an eternity to fill.

    I've found a recipe for pea & lettuce soup so tomorrow I'll dispense with the pods that way and it will also take care of some lettuce that's gone a bit past its best. Not done it before but always willing to try something new!
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Jul 18, 4:36 PM
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    We all have those drat and blast moments Mrs SD don't abandon hope, keep with us as your input is a warning to others to check their temperatures in the fridge which during this heat wave is important.So easily forgotten or accidently turned down.

    JackieO xx
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Jul 18, 6:38 PM
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    Thanks JackieO - I originally debated with myself whether to post or not but decided if I put it in black & white I was more likely to remember to make checking fridge temperature an automatic process

    MrsSD xx
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 9th Jul 18, 8:16 AM
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    Have bot some burgers left in the fridge which had previously been frozen so no choice but to eat them today. I'd originally got them out as there were supposed to be 6 for lunch but ended up only being 4, so at least they won't be wasted. Will have with some salad. DH will have his with buns to fill him up!

    Denise
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 9th Jul 18, 8:21 AM
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    I have been buying a lot of the nectarines which have variously been on offer at supermarkets recently and have found a use for the red netting over the plastic container. If you cut off one end you end up with a little 'hat' with very stretchy properties. I have been putting them over seedlings which I am moving outside of the greenhouse and it keeps off both birds and butterflies. Even if you don't grow your own, you probably know someone who does....
    Originally posted by Living proof
    That's a good idea!

    I left some butter out of the fridge. It's gone rancid. Is there any way of saving it?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I wouldn't risk it, apart from the horrible taste, I always think you have to be really careful with dairy, could make you really ill

    Hi there everyone,

    sorry to report that after two days back from holiday I discovered that the fridge temperature was on its lowest setting (must have put too much in & moved the temp setting ) so I have had to bin the following (after resetting the temperature to very cold)

    Three four pint cartons of milk, four large lumps of cheese (I donít have a problem cutting off green/blue bits but never risk eating furry cheese ), a tub of furry Philadelphia, a pot of potato salad & a packet of furry ham.
    Oh the waste of both food & money & I havenít checked all the glass jars or the butter yet I must do that today & also give the fridge itís 2nd thorough clean in a month! I will chalk it up to a costly experience which has made me paranoid about checking the temperature every time I open the fridge door
    However, one good thing - the garage is slightly emptier so although the motorbike still wonít fit (Dsisís Furniture from France) the old fridge/freezer was restarted yesterday so I will have plenty of space to reorganise both the fridge & freezer. I can then menu plan properly & also start batch cooking when the hot weather becomes a distant memory

    So from a very sorry & chastened LFHWr, I will wish you good bye

    MrsSD
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    Oh no poor you, what a sickener! But it's what you do most of the time which counts, so onwards and upwards
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