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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Zero Waste Week 2016 Day 4!

It’s day four of Zero Waste Week and I have to report some food went to waste today dun dun duh! Breakfast was ok – we had the usual porridge and banana with the banana peels going in the compost. A friend dropped off some eggs mid morning – I run a group where we
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Zero Waste Week 2016 Day 2

Trying to keep the kids entertained this morning we cycled to our nearest recycling point to do some textile and shoes recycling! Hardly any food has gone to waste in our house today – woohoo! For breakfast we had soaked oats and bananas and the banana peels got composted. I know there is stuff you
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Easy peasy relaxing and zero waste lavender bath salt recipe!

Recently I have been on a decluttering mission! Several months ago I harvested all the lavender flowers growing in my garden (we have a whole border of them) and put them in a big bucket where they remained.  My intention was to strip the flowers off the stems and do something with them. I finally
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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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They’re not from there and they don’t taste anything like it…

Jerusalem artichokes actually originate from North America and I think they taste a little like Chinese water chestnuts, especially if you slice them up and stir fry them. Several months ago we went to a seedling swap in Preston Park in Brighton (organised by Harvest, BHOGG and Brighton and Hove Food Partnership).  We took some of our spare
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A home grown winter salad!

Around a week or so ago, I had the last salad of the year from our veg garden.  Everything was homegrown and it included: tomatoes – yellow and red cucumber radishes rocket pak choi courgette chives lemon balm We (i.e. my husband) planted the cucumber and courgettes quite late and although we didn’t have great
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