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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
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Jul 18, 7:24 PM
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    That's a shame Hopeless Case. The south facing metal door is probably the worst part of it and it must get really hot!
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th Jul 18, 10:57 PM
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    used up all my leftovers from the fridge - small portion of hm cottage pie, radishes, celery, gem lettuce, rocket, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, sliced meats, new potatoes, cucumber, coleslaw & the sm chicken legs. I left enough of my dinner to have lunch tomorrow but DSis & DH ate all theirs

    MrsSD
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 11th Jul 18, 5:52 AM
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    I bought 6 punnets of 10p YS cherries yesterday - I love cherries but they're normally out of my price range! I've kept some in the fridge and frozen the rest whole, so hopefully they'll defrost ok. If they're not good enough to eat raw, I'm sure I can make a lovely pie
    or something with them

    I'm down to my last wrinkly orange in the fruit bowl, so all good on the over ripe front
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Jul 18, 9:38 AM
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    What a bargain with the cherries My DGS works part time at a local coffee shop and the chap there makes gorgeous muffins using up fruit as a filling His apple and cinnamon ones are to die for At the moment the top selling ones are strawberry as there is a bit of a glut in the shops locally being in season I daresay you could de-stone them and make some muffins once defrosted in the depths of the winter for a bit of summer sunshine.I like to freeze surplus fruit and use it if I can in crumbles etc when the weather is bad in Jan/Feb to remind me of warmer days or even turn into jam

    I spent a good hour last night topping and tailing and washing a big bag of green beans I had been given from my neighbours allotment They are now all bagged up and in the freezer. I have made her a small fruit cake, and some melting moments biscuits as a thank you.

    Fair exchange is no robbery as is said, I often get odds and ends from neighbours who know my aversion to binning perfectly good food and I am always happy to help with the surplus odds and ends.

    At the moment I have in my freezer for free, a bag of green beans a big bag of rhubarb, a bag of carrots, and thats apart from some chilli's my young neighbour had a go at growing and suddenly had quite a glut of them.

    My sis-in-law keeps me in chutney when she has too much stuff and I keep all the jars I can find for her,I also have another friend who gave me some jars of HM damson jam which went into victoria sponge cakes as a change from strawberry jam. My motto is if its at all edible then I will find a use for it or recipe

    JackieO xx
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th Jul 18, 10:53 AM
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    Senior moment alert - don't try this at home
    I found a random box in my fridge this morning.

    In my apparent haste to gobble down my ice-cream, nectarine, cream and hazelnut combo last night I had actually put the ice-cream in the fridge instead of the freezer. It's the first time I've bought ice-cream this year, and it had all of 3 small scoops taken from it. What a waste of money
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Jul 18, 12:43 PM
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    Making a new salad recipe for lunch and it called for sugar snap peas which I hadn't got so I picked some runner beans from the garden instead and it's blooming tasty!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 11th Jul 18, 1:07 PM
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    What a bargain with the cherries My DGS works part time at a local coffee shop and the chap there makes gorgeous muffins using up fruit as a filling His apple and cinnamon ones are to die for At the moment the top selling ones are strawberry as there is a bit of a glut in the shops locally being in season I daresay you could de-stone them and make some muffins once defrosted in the depths of the winter for a bit of summer sunshine.I like to freeze surplus fruit and use it if I can in crumbles etc when the weather is bad in Jan/Feb to remind me of warmer days or even turn into jam
    Originally posted by JackieO
    It makes my day when I get a bargain like that, there were about 5 or 6 which had gone bad across all of the punnets, which was fair enough at 60p for the lot, and the others are perfect. I had a couple in my chopped fruit this morning and they were lovely, a bit like the ones you get on cheesecakes or cakes, which I guess are also frozen, but saving some for winter baking sounds perfect too, like I say I can hardly ever justify buying them (the punnets would have been 2 each, outrageous!) so it makes sense to spread the enjoyment

    I spent a good hour last night topping and tailing and washing a big bag of green beans I had been given from my neighbours allotment They are now all bagged up and in the freezer. I have made her a small fruit cake, and some melting moments biscuits as a thank you.

    Fair exchange is no robbery as is said, I often get odds and ends from neighbours who know my aversion to binning perfectly good food and I am always happy to help with the surplus odds and ends.

    At the moment I have in my freezer for free, a bag of green beans a big bag of rhubarb, a bag of carrots, and thats apart from some chilli's my young neighbour had a go at growing and suddenly had quite a glut of them.

    My sis-in-law keeps me in chutney when she has too much stuff and I keep all the jars I can find for her,I also have another friend who gave me some jars of HM damson jam which went into victoria sponge cakes as a change from strawberry jam. My motto is if its at all edible then I will find a use for it or recipe

    JackieO xx
    That all sounds wonderful, I think swapping is such a good idea

    I found a random box in my fridge this morning.

    In my apparent haste to gobble down my ice-cream, nectarine, cream and hazelnut combo last night I had actually put the ice-cream in the fridge instead of the freezer. It's the first time I've bought ice-cream this year, and it had all of 3 small scoops taken from it. What a waste of money
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Oh no! Could you try refreezing it and see if it is edible?
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 11th Jul 18, 1:13 PM
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    Do people eat mango skins? I'm new to mango, but I bought one for a recipe and didn't end up using it, so I chopped a bit for my fruit this morning, and left the skin on.

    The skin was a bit hard and not that nice, so I googled whether it was edible (after the event!), and it seemed to say that it contains lots of nutrients but can cause an allergic reaction? The same as to poison ivy, which I've never been near so no idea if I'm allergic to it or not!

    The annoying thing was that it seemed to say that it might take days for any allergy to show!

    So I'm wondering if the norm is to peel or eat the skin?

    Also what do people do with the stones? I guess they don't compost well?

    Thanks
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Jul 18, 1:44 PM
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    I don't actually like mango but the one time I had it I didn't eat the skin. I would have thought it would be very hard to digest which would account for why it can take a few days to show if you have an allergy.

    Stones always go into my food waste bin which the council collect. I think because it is composted at a large plant even the stones break down because of the heat generated. I doubt a home compost heap would get hot enough for them to break down.

    Denise
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Jul 18, 6:36 PM
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    I too wouldn't want to eat the skins ,but I love mangoes and like them smashed up in ice cream .I bought some mango sorbet from Aldis a little while ago and its in the freezer and is a delicious change from ice cream or ordinary cream on top of desserts.

    The stones would probably take a month of sundays to break down I would think.
    xx
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    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 11th Jul 18, 8:22 PM
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    I also peel mangoes before eating, I like them this time of year with lime zest and a squeeze of juice. I worked with a Nigerian woman who would eat them like an apple including the skin.
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 12th Jul 18, 10:25 AM
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    I don't actually like mango but the one time I had it I didn't eat the skin. I would have thought it would be very hard to digest which would account for why it can take a few days to show if you have an allergy.

    Stones always go into my food waste bin which the council collect. I think because it is composted at a large plant even the stones break down because of the heat generated. I doubt a home compost heap would get hot enough for them to break down.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    I too wouldn't want to eat the skins ,but I love mangoes and like them smashed up in ice cream .I bought some mango sorbet from Aldis a little while ago and its in the freezer and is a delicious change from ice cream or ordinary cream on top of desserts.

    The stones would probably take a month of sundays to break down I would think.
    xx
    Originally posted by JackieO
    I also peel mangoes before eating, I like them this time of year with lime zest and a squeeze of juice. I worked with a Nigerian woman who would eat them like an apple including the skin.
    Originally posted by Brambling
    Thanks for the replies - I might give the skins a miss in future, and hope I'm not about to get a reaction from this time! The fruit was delicious though

    We don't have a food waste collection, wish we did - i'll probably add the stone to the collection of stuff I give my son for his fire pit . I've started saving avocado stones for him too, I know they'll all need to dry out for a while, but I do try and cut down on what goes in the landfill bin and I always end up with branches and sticks which are too big to compost which he takes off my hands
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Jul 18, 11:01 AM
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    Big pan of broccoli and stilton soup made with some of last years leeks from the freezer, 2 x bendy carrots and a pack of YS broccoli from the fridge and a potato that had sprouted in the veg wrack, lunches for days! Oh and I used up half a can of evaporated milk that was in a jar in the fridge too along with half a pack of dried out stilton!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Jul 18, 11:05 AM
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    Thanks for the replies - I might give the skins a miss in future, and hope I'm not about to get a reaction from this time! The fruit was delicious though

    We don't have a food waste collection, wish we did - i'll probably add the stone to the collection of stuff I give my son for his fire pit . I've started saving avocado stones for him too, I know they'll all need to dry out for a while, but I do try and cut down on what goes in the landfill bin and I always end up with branches and sticks which are too big to compost which he takes off my hands
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case
    Our food waste goes into our green bin (garden waste).
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 12th Jul 18, 3:31 PM
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    Oh no! Could you try refreezing it and see if it is edible?
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case
    Not recommended I'm afraid. Listeria is an invisible and silent killer
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 12th Jul 18, 3:44 PM
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    Listeria aside I don`t think it would refreeze anyway.
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 13th Jul 18, 6:42 AM
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    Our food waste goes into our green bin (garden waste).
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    We don't even really get garden waste collection - it's an option extra at about 70 per year
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Jul 18, 6:52 AM
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    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.

    Food today will be entirely from stocks so some soup I made yesterday for lunch, freezer bean burgers, new potatoes from the allotment and whatever I can find in the hothouses for a salad, will have to be cabbage based as the lettuces are suffering in the heat and not edible. I harvested 5 nice cucumbers yesterday and I have some good sized beetroot in the polytunnel so that will do nicely!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jul 18, 8:28 AM
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    Mrs LW you sound as though you are almost self-sufficient My late ma-in-law had three quarters of an acre of garden and grew almost anything she could When her husband was alive he even had a go at growing tobacco (he smoked a pipe ) but she would only let him smoke it if he was at the bottom of the garden as it smelt revolting (but the old boy enjoyed it) She grew all of their fruit and veg and they had around 7-10 long rows of runner beans which when picked, he sold to a local greengrocer and it paid for their rates.Eventually they had a huge chest freezer which meant she didn't have to make so many pickled stuff ,although her piccalilli was gorgeous, along with her chutneys. They kept chickens and now and again a couple of pigs at the bottom of their land. I think she would buy only stuff she couldn't grow or make.
    My late husband grew up hating gardening though, as he said he had dug over at one point as a boy every inch of the blooming place. He would at a pinch mow the lawn but that was it I was the one who liked to grow things which he found a hoot as I was a Londoner from the east end and he was a country boy from the Isle of Wight.
    Sadly now I grow very little as age, and clapped out joints mean bending is difficult, but I still grow herbs in my conservatory so I guess thats something.
    When DD and family and I move to the IoW in 2 years time DD has promised I can have a raised bed to grow a few things in which will make it easier I have a gardener who comes once a fortnight and keeps my garden neat and tidy for me at the moment.
    But I am lucky enough to have friends will allotments so we do swap veg for cakes which I can easily make

    The broccoli and stilton soup sounds delicious and if you have a moment I'd love the recipe as I have never tried to make it myself and I do like different soups

    Cheers chums
    JackieO xx
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Jul 18, 9:12 AM
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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.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
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