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Food Waste Free Summer Holidays

Food Waste Free Summer Holidays

Summer is here and it’s time for schools to take a break. That means less traffic on the roads…hooray! However, it’s often a time when the break in routine leads to an increase in household food waste.The holiday season can result in food waste for many reasons. Food is frequently left in the fridge while people head away on holidays and food can go off more quickly as (if!) the...
Reduce Waste & Grow Your Own Greens

Reduce Waste & Grow Your Own Greens

Stop Food Waste is delighted to have sponsored two series of Grow Cook Eat , a TV series by GIY Ireland all about growing your own food.Growing greens prevents food waste, saves money and is an excellent way to get a taste for GIY (Grow it Yourself). We recommend starting with lettuces and herbs – two of the most commonly wasted food that are also some of the easiest to grow!LettuceBags of...
“Enjoy using what the world discards”

“Enjoy using what the world discards”

This quote is taken from Myrtle Allen’s The Ballymaloe Cookbook (1977). Ahead of her time in so many ways, Chef Myrtle Allen understood the value of simple, local, seasonal Irish food. She had no intention of allowing anything go to waste.Here at Stop Food Waste HQ, we enjoy following her lead exploring the possibilities of using what the world discards. Recently, we turned our attention to cauliflower stalks with very...
Stalks n’ all!

Stalks n’ all!

Now is a good time to take a look at your food waste and see if there’s any scope for improvement. Even the most fastidious food waste fighter might be able to do more to ensure that everything is all used up. We’re always learning new ways to become better at preventing food waste and we want to share them. Here are some things you may not have thought of…Super...
How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

Have you ever thought about eating sprouts (or micro-greens) to get your greens during the winter? Instead of a big salad that you might not be able to finish off, these could be your new favourite sides! And why not growing them yourself?Step 1:Select a certain amount of your seeds/beans/pulses (not too many, they will expand).Rinse them in a sieve and pour them into a nice wide jar. Make sure...