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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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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 8th Aug 18, 9:50 AM
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    Just had to share this - I know you'll all approve

    The other day we went blackberrying and got a goodly amount. On walking back we passed a house offering cooking apples, so helped ourselves (as directed by the sign).

    Made blackberry and apple crumble - but there was a lot of liquor left after boiling up the apples and blackberries. So i shoved a bit more sugar in it boiled it up and jarred it - it is now the loveliest jam / jelly . Unfortunately, as i didn't really expect it to work, I didn't sterilise the jar very well (just scalded with boiling water) so we'll have to eat it quickly What a hardship
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Aug 18, 11:17 AM
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    Brilliant VJsmum ,now that's what I call using up food to its fullest extent

    LFHW award of the week

    JackieOxx
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 8th Aug 18, 11:44 AM
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    Tins to use up today, only a couple of years past BBE date so they'll be fine a lentil dhal and a vegetable Balti together with a 2016 tin of peaches chilling in the fridge to finish with. Moving is good for the pantry!
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Aug 18, 11:18 PM
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    Made a mousakka with lamb mince. (Played with the recipe a little!)
    Used home grown aubergine (included a courgette as well).
    Finished of the lasagna sheet (used instead of layers of aubergine).
    Used a bechamel sauce - that has just passed its best before date.
    Hubby tucked into it - it was a hit. Yay!
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Aug 18, 11:58 PM
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    MMF007 - how did the jam set ?

    Dinner tonight was the contents of last night’s doggy bag from the Chinese with the addition of boiled rice & peas - yummy
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 9th Aug 18, 5:59 AM
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    I love picking blackberries - I made 5 jars of jam yesterday from the last few blackberries from last year plus some of this year's, so now i need to go and pick some more to stock up

    I tend to get a few each day while I'm out walking the dogs rather than do a big one-off pick, but it is addictive, and I do use them all year

    I'm also getting a tad sick of courgettes, still picking 2 or 3 each day and I've got a huge pile of them. I might have to try and cram a few more into the freezer, maybe break my own rules and use a plastic bag rather than an old ice cream tub or food saver so it'll squash (if you'll pardon the pun ) into a smaller space - guess I could wash and re-use a bread bag so I'm not using new singe-use plastic
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Aug 18, 7:14 AM
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    I have a few left over blackberries in the freezer from last year I will add them to a couple of wrinkly apples and make a couple of turnovers today to take to my DDs for the DGS, they scoff almost anything edible and I am doing my best to empty my freezer.

    The boys are brilliant at helping me collect them, and my DD has a large second freezer which will hold this years crop until my freezer has been defrosted, hopefully by the end of September.

    I love foraging for them and one of my DGS is just under 6ft and is great at getting those hard to reach ones which I hook the branches down with my walking stick We have a great system they collect, and I cook

    I also like them whipped into some plain vanilla ice cream and swirled around I do that with slightly softer strawberries as well. A nice taste of summer in January when the weather is cold and grey

    On the last day of our holiday when we are coming home from the IoW we collect them first thing before catching the ferry and they get washed and frozen when we get home Where we stay there are some beauties at the bottom of the garden by the field, which no one seems to bother about.
    We always bring a big empty tub home with us, a better reminder than a stick of rock and a darned sight less expensive

    JackieO
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 9th Aug 18, 5:54 PM
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    Haha I know what you mean JackieO. I always take my partner when we go blackberry picking as he is 6ft 5. Also very useful for grocery shopping to reach stuff on the top shelf lol.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Aug 18, 8:41 AM
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    Why do they put stuff so high up on shelves in supermarkets I nearly always have to hunt for a tallish chap and 'borrow ' him I am 5'4" and it drives me nuts .it was OK when my late OH was around as he was 6'2" ,now I have to hunt around for a tallish chap My DDs said Oh Mum, any excuse to pick a chap up in the shops as if

    I am going to make a victoria sponge today as I have a good few eggs i want to use up before my holiday so my DGS will get the benefit of free cake next week when I am looking after them Probably make some melting moment or choc chip cookies as well.I shall be getting lots of cuppas made for me over the next few days Roll on next Friday and we will be off to our beloved IoW for a fortnight

    have a good and frugal weekend chums

    JackieO xx
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 11th Aug 18, 10:49 AM
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    Why do they put stuff so high up on shelves in supermarkets I nearly always have to hunt for a tallish chap and 'borrow ' him I am 5'4" and it drives me nuts .it was OK when my late OH was around as he was 6'2" ,now I have to hunt around for a tallish chap My DDs said Oh Mum, any excuse to pick a chap up in the shops as if

    I am going to make a victoria sponge today as I have a good few eggs i want to use up before my holiday so my DGS will get the benefit of free cake next week when I am looking after them Probably make some melting moment or choc chip cookies as well.I shall be getting lots of cuppas made for me over the next few days Roll on next Friday and we will be off to our beloved IoW for a fortnight


    have a good and frugal weekend chums

    JackieO xx
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Oh I love melting moments. I always used to make them with my granny when I went round hers for the day. And cheese straws lol. Those were the days. I haven't had them for years!
    Do you have a recipe I could pinch please JackieO?
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Aug 18, 8:52 AM
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    Good Morning all

    Melting Moments


    5ozs butter or soft stork marg

    3ozs caster sugar

    2 tea spoons vanilla essence, OR one tea spoon of vanilla extract

    5 ozs self-raising flour

    desiccated coconut or some oats

    a few glace cherries, quartered to decorate


    cream the butter /marg and sugar together until light and fluffy

    beat in the vanilla essence/extract

    stir in the flour

    roll into walnut sized pieces of the mixture and toss in either the
    coconut or oats

    place on greased baking trays and flatten slightly with a knife,
    leaving room for each biscuit to 'spread slightly'

    decorate with a quarter or sliver of glace cherry in the middle

    Bake for 12-15 minutes in the oven until just golden, keep an eye on them as they 'catch' quickly and you don't want dark brown biscuits.

    oven heat 180c or 350f gas mark 4 should fill two baking trays around 24 or so biscuits

    I like them done to around 12 minutes and they should be slightly 'bendy when they come out let them cool for a minute or two and with a palette knife put them on a wire cooling tray They will crispenup as they cool.I store in a lock'n'lock box but they don't last very long with my DGS around

    They are very 'moreish ' Sometimes I will add a bit of cinnamon to them as I like spicy biscuits or some ground ginger if I am making them for myself indoors But my grandsons will devour a plate of these without any problem Very quick and easy to make and my DGC have all over the years 'helped' me make them

    I have been making these for well over 60 years, and if I had a quid for each one made I would be a very rich old woman cost very little but are so much nicer than shop bought biscuits .

    A good afternoon treat to make when its raining and the kids can't go out to play

    No shopping at all to buy this week as I am out tomorrow night and Thursday night to dinner so only two dinner to cook as I am off on my holidays on Friday
    My DGS and I will take a big box of these with us on Friday morning but they will probably last just over the weekend.

    The only fresh fruit I have left in the fridge is one apple and a melon. a few new potatoes which I will use up probably tonight and the remains of a white cabbage which will also be used tonight steamed with some chicken from the freezer Wednesday nights dinner will be a chilli from the freezer with some rice Nothing binned at all

    Have a good and frugal week chums

    JackieO xx
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 13th Aug 18, 9:09 AM
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    Morning all

    I am going to get my arris in gear about food and start meal planning again. I get very fed up with thinking about what to eat and I think it's because I am doing it every day instead of once a week. Today it is just me here for dinner so i'll drag something out of the freezer but tomorrow i will plan the week up to and including Sunday...

    OH needs to lose a lot of weight and i think this will help.

    I am (sadly) quite excited...
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 13th Aug 18, 10:01 AM
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    Thank you for the recipe jackieo. Looks just like I remember. Going to make some asap.

    I'm still trying to work through the YS eggs before they go off. I've got about 30 left. Yesterday I made some banana bread and a courgette loaf which managed to get rid of a couple of courgettes from the huge pile of them I have. Seems like no sooner do I use one, another 2 take it's place. This was the recipe https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipe/courgette-and-sweet-potato-loaf

    Today I'm going to roast a load of the courgette with some peppers, aubergine and onion which will be used to make a veggie lasagne and I will also add some to cous cous to serve with some salmon fish cakes that have been in the freezer for a while.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Aug 18, 10:24 AM
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    Using up the freezer contents gradually so this morning I used frozen broccoli, peas, onions and leeks to make broccoli cheese soup and I am making blueberry compote for puddings for a few days too, as soon as it's empty the big freezer will be offered on freecycle, no room for it where we are moving to so I hope it finds a new home.
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    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 13th Aug 18, 3:51 PM
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    Don't know if this is the right place to post, but - does anyone have a recipe for apple cheese? Thanks in anticipation!!
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 13th Aug 18, 9:25 PM
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    Spent the day in the kitchen cooking - using the tomatoes from the garden.
    1. Tomato soup - which we had for lunch - used up onion and potatoes from the fridge. 1kg of money maker tomatoes. (Rest for lunch tomorrow)
    2. Tomato, red pepper and chilli pasta sauce - using up red pepper from the freezer. 1kg of cherry tomatoes. Divided into two zip bags and frozen.
    3. Sweet fruit chutney - 1kg of tomatoes from the garden, finished up malt vinegar, light brown sugar and sultanas. (12 jars - ready for Xmas).
    4. Ready prepped piccalilli - ready to make tomorrow - used 6 tomatoes.
    5. Made two batches of pastry - used up whole meal flour and 1/2 of ys butter.
    Tomorrow, I plan to make the piccalilli, meat pies from ys meat and if I have the time / energy some black currant curd - use up ys eggs.
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    • woodfired
    • By woodfired 14th Aug 18, 7:04 PM
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    Hello all.

    A long-time lurker here, just wanted to thank you all for the inspiration. Some great ideas on here and I aspire to be as good as you lot at not wasting anything.

    I made Jackie's melting moments this afternoon with my kiddies, they are nearly all gone! They are delicious and I am sure will become a family favourite. Thank you.

    I also made a lemon courgette cake to try and use up some ginormous courgettes that grew whilst we were on holiday. It wasn't as successful as the biscuits (tasted a bit odd) but was lovely when soaked with lemon syrup to turn it into a drizzle cake. I have frozen some of it for DS birthday next month.
    I have frozen some grated courgette to make again at a later date but not sure how this will defrost.

    Thanks again, I love this thread.x
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 14th Aug 18, 7:07 PM
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    Salmon from the freezer in the oven in foil along with a Tian which is rice from store, courgettes from the garden, home grown onions, fresh herbs from the garden a couple of eggs and some grated cheese and I'll serve it with a home grown tomato salad...roll on supper!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 14th Aug 18, 8:10 PM
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    Hello all.

    A long-time lurker here, just wanted to thank you all for the inspiration. Some great ideas on here and I aspire to be as good as you lot at not wasting anything.

    I made Jackie's melting moments this afternoon with my kiddies, they are nearly all gone! They are delicious and I am sure will become a family favourite. Thank you.

    I also made a lemon courgette cake to try and use up some ginormous courgettes that grew whilst we were on holiday. It wasn't as successful as the biscuits (tasted a bit odd) but was lovely when soaked with lemon syrup to turn it into a drizzle cake. I have frozen some of it for DS birthday next month.
    I have frozen some grated courgette to make again at a later date but not sure how this will defrost.

    Thanks again, I love this thread.x
    Originally posted by woodfired
    Courgette and lemon cake is one of our favourites since we started growing courgettes.
    As long as you squeeze as much water as possible out of the courgette it should be fine. I find a muslin cloth the best way. I've grated it, squeezed the water out and frozen it before and it's been fine.
    I'm still showed under with courgettes and just seen a few more big ones on the plants. As long as you have a courgette plant in the garden you won't go hungry
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 14th Aug 18, 10:09 PM
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    Tonight - lo onion pasta for DSis; lo mushroom, chicken & pea risotto made into patties,covered with breadcrumbs & fried with a couple of fried eggs on top for DH; lo risotto, a fried egg on a bed of lettuce & rocket for me. Only some lettuce & rocket left which I will have for lunch tomorrow with a couple of slices of salami & a drizzle of salad dressing.

    Both freezers now fully sorted & can now get back to a weekly menu plan

    LFHW

    MrsSD
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