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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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    1st Sept 34.66:15th Sept 34.44 totals 262.19
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 9th Jul 18, 8:25 AM
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    One thing which has been a revelation is how long you can make spring onions last if you keep them and use all of them - I tend to only use them in salads, and just chop in a small amount, and I'd have cut the white bit and thrown the rest away before, but one spring onion lasts me for days now

    I'm fighting the heat with the fruit, wish I had room in the fridge! I'm down to just a few oranges now but I'm going to eat them before buying anything else as I'm sick of eating over ripe fruit
    Buying YS and 30 degree heat is not a good recipe for making purchases last all week....
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Jul 18, 1:47 PM
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    We've just had lunch using up the last of a few packs of things from the fridge, a pack of hummus chips from store and blackberries, loganberries and redcurrants from the garden with some Greek yoghurt, it might have been a scratch meal but it was absolutely delicious!
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 9th Jul 18, 3:59 PM
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    Does anyone know if you can freeze goose fat? I buy a 1kg tub from my work (cash and carry) as it works out so much cheaper but funny enough at this time of year I don't tend to have many roast dinners!! Don't want to waste it.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 9th Jul 18, 4:04 PM
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    I had some in my fridge for months didnt go off.
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 9th Jul 18, 4:42 PM
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    Does anyone know if you can freeze goose fat? I buy a 1kg tub from my work (cash and carry) as it works out so much cheaper but funny enough at this time of year I don't tend to have many roast dinners!! Don't want to waste it.
    Originally posted by Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    I don't actually know but I would have thought so
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 9th Jul 18, 5:50 PM
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    I had some in my fridge for months didnt go off.
    Originally posted by pamsdish
    Definitely! But I've already had it for quite a few months and didn't want to push my luck lol
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 9th Jul 18, 5:59 PM
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    [QUOTE=YorksLass;74503703I've found a recipe for pea & lettuce soup so tomorrow I'll dispense with the (pea) 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! [/QUOTE]

    Soup duly made this morning. The verdict? Very nice and could be served hot or chilled, ideal for this hot weather. I was expecting it to be a bit fibrous and that I'd have to pass it through a sieve but my trusty Moulinex liquidiser seemed to deal with it OK.

    One thing which has been a revelation is how long you can make spring onions last if you keep them and use all of them - I tend to only use them in salads, and just chop in a small amount, and I'd have cut the white bit and thrown the rest away before, but one spring onion lasts me for days now
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case
    Have you tried standing the bunch in a glass of water in the fridge? I keep mine this way and also do this with sticks of celery and broccoli. For the spring onions, I use up the green bits first - in salads / cheese sandwiches / egg mayonnaise - and use the white bulb part in stir fries.

    Nice easy dinner tonight - scampi, potato croquettes and side salad with ice cream & wafers for afters.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 9th Jul 18, 6:03 PM
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    I don't actually know but I would have thought so
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case
    That's what I thought too.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 9th Jul 18, 8:32 PM
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    Happy to report that nothing else has had to be binned

    The lemon I sliced & froze before our holiday has come in useful as DH has taken to having a g&t in the evening & what is a g&t without lemon

    Tonight there is a choice of hm cottage pie (2 portions) or hm bolognese (1 portion)

    Last night was herby breadcrumbed cod, boiled new potatoes & petit pois.

    Now I just have to start menu planning & if the weather is cooling down a little (hopefully only to the mid 20s) I can start batch cooking again

    MrsSD
    • Moguline
    • By Moguline 9th Jul 18, 8:59 PM
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    MrsL - your mention Bohnenkraut transported me right back to my childhood in East Germany.
    We've finally harvested our first courgette today. I'm thrilled, I've never grown anything successfully before!
    We've got lots more coming through, and tomato plants are starting to produce as well, so looking forward to that. Have beetroot and carrots on their way as well, but the purple sprouting broccoli has been completely obliterated by caterpillars - we've decided to just leave them to it and enjoy the butterflies haha. It's only a few pots in our little concrete yard, but hoping to squeeze a proper raised bed in the next year.
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    • yellowbear
    • By yellowbear 9th Jul 18, 9:34 PM
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    I'm fighting the heat with the fruit, wish I had room in the fridge! I'm down to just a few oranges now but I'm going to eat them before buying anything else as I'm sick of eating over ripe fruit
    Buying YS and 30 degree heat is not a good recipe for making purchases last all week....
    Originally posted by Hopeless Case

    <pops in>

    Cool bag?

    <pops out again>
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 10th Jul 18, 7:46 AM
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    Hopeless Case
    Soup duly made this morning. The verdict? Very nice and could be served hot or chilled, ideal for this hot weather. I was expecting it to be a bit fibrous and that I'd have to pass it through a sieve but my trusty Moulinex liquidiser seemed to deal with it OK.



    Have you tried standing the bunch in a glass of water in the fridge? I keep mine this way and also do this with sticks of celery and broccoli. For the spring onions, I use up the green bits first - in salads / cheese sandwiches / egg mayonnaise - and use the white bulb part in stir fries.

    Nice easy dinner tonight - scampi, potato croquettes and side salad with ice cream & wafers for afters.
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    I hadn't thought of the the glass of water, but that's a good idea, and using the green first is such a good idea, it's the part which tends to go brown first plus the the part which looks less usable, so saving the best for last!

    <pops in>

    Cool bag?

    <pops out again>
    Originally posted by yellowbear
    That's a good idea, I'd have to keep it in the garage though as our cool bag is huge
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Jul 18, 8:57 AM
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    Probably cooler in the garage anyway so just in paper bags might be enough!
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 10th Jul 18, 9:17 AM
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    JackieO
    Good morning chums I would think the standing it in a gass of water should work quite well Spring onions are perhaps the only veg I ever eat, yet I enjoy ordinary or red onions immensely.
    My late OH loved them though and for years they stayed at the same price of around 15p a bunch Bit dearer now though they just give me the most awful indigestion.

    Today being Tuesday it quiz night at the pub so no cooking tonight for me, I rather fancy one of those stuffed peppers for lunch with salad though.

    I found last week I first sliced the top off the pepper and scooped out the seeds,then cooked a few mushroom diced up stalks which I put into the bottom of the pepper then some grated cheese with a dash of sweet chilli sauce and topped the lot with some dried stuffing mix then popped the top of the pepper back on and cooked in in my remoska it was delicious I made the salad up with shredded lettuce chopped beetroot ,diced cucumber and a sliced tomato with a bit of grated parmesan sprinkled over the wool lot if was gorgeous and extremely filling

    If I have it around 12.30 after my coffee morning this morning it will keep me going until about 8 tonight when I get fed at quiz night so much nicer than just slicing and dicing a pepper and turns it into a meal.thats pretty colourful as well

    I have a couple of large, not really soft enough conferance pears in the fridge, which I will use up today.
    I think I will peel and slice and poach in a little water and honey with some cinnamon and once cooked will leave in the fridge once cold and they will do two days for pudding I have some mango sorbet in the freezer which will be nice as an accompaniment instead of cream and a bit lower in calories as well
    I only paid 30p for these pears as they were Y/s on Saturday, they were like bullets and rock hard I think they had been picked a bit too early .

    Right, time to get some more tea down me before i go to U3A coffee morning where I will probably drink even more tea

    Have a good day chums

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Half year totals = 166.19. July added equals 204 .29,Todays August food shop added equals 227.75
    1st Sept 34.66:15th Sept 34.44 totals 262.19
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 10th Jul 18, 12:02 PM
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    Probably cooler in the garage anyway so just in paper bags might be enough!
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Sadly not really, it's a modern house so the walls aren't thick and it's got a south-facing metal door, plus being integral to the house, so it's disappointingly stuffy in there
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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
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Half year totals = 166.19. July added equals 204 .29,Todays August food shop added equals 227.75
    1st Sept 34.66:15th Sept 34.44 totals 262.19
    • 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
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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