20 ways to stop wasting your loaf!

Bread is one of Britain’s most wasted foods. In 2013 WRAP reported that the equivalent of 24 million slices of bread are thrown away in the UK every day! Ends and crusts are notoriously unloved, but whole loaves go in the bin because too many were made and sold by the shops and too many
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How to eat an entire squash or pumpkin with nothing wasted!

The season of gourds, ghouls, pumpkins, squashes and ghosts is upon us and there is so much you can do with these colourful fruits other than carving scary faces into them  (I want to call them vegetables, but apparently they are technically fruits) There are loads of recipes out there for how to use them
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A delicious use it up sugar free zero waste dessert!

Last December we went on holiday and by avoiding waste we saved ourselves over £500 (read more here)! One of the things I did was to freeze some milk that we couldn’t use up before we went away. I froze it in an ice cube tray and once the cubes were made stored them in a
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Sustainable Book Club: what’s happening next and the next hot topic – veganism!

The Sustainable Book club has stalled a bit recently. Our last meet up didn’t work out, so I decided to change things a bit and have a weekly ‘what are we reading’ thread on a Monday in the Facebook Group which you can join here. The idea is to share info about relevant sustainable books or
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Beautiful beetroot and butternut frittata!

On the first weekend in October we went to our local fruit and veg pick your own farm and came back with several pumpkins and butternut squashes. They have been sitting in my house for a few weeks now! When I went to check on them recently I noticed the butternut squashes were starting to
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How to store Jerusalem artichokes and 20 ways to eat them!

We went to a seedling swap a couple of years ago and came back with some Jerusalem artichoke tubers. You can read more here, but basically we took some seedlings and swapped them for other people’s seedlings or in this case tubers – it was great! My husband planted the tubers in our garden and
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Beetroot banana and ginger muffin recipe – sugar, sweetener, egg, dairy and nut free!

There is a cake sale at the kids school today. I volunteered to help out and then wondered why I did that when really I am pretty philosophically opposed to the whole idea of selling packaged cakes filled with sugar to kids. OK there will be lots of homemade cakes there, but they are probably
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Saved from the compost – leaf and stem soup!

I get a fruit and veg box and today in my box I had beetroot, kohlrabi and radishes (and more). All of them came with leaves and stems/ stalks and I wondered if they were edible.  A quick google later though and I found out that beetroot, kohrabi and radish stalks/ stems and leaves are
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Burnt popcorn and a radio interview!

I spent most of last week trying to make popcorn pretty unsuccessfully.  I don’t have a microwave as I gave it away a while ago (read about that here) and I usually make popcorn in a pan.  Aside from the incident where I nearly burned my house down (read about that here) usually it turns out
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