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Love for strawberries

Love for strawberries

Eating with the seasons is especially fun in June when strawberries are in season alongside many other tasty ingredients. Consult the seasonal food calendar for a full indication of what Irish produce is usually available each month.Strawberries and cream are the typical combination and yes, it’s one that’s hard to beat. We at Stop Food Waste HQ are big fans of the Niki Segnit book The Flavour Thesaurus (2010). It’s biblical in its suggestions...
Reducing Food Waste, Lessons from a No Spend Year

Reducing Food Waste, Lessons from a No Spend Year

Read this Guest Blog from Mrs Smart Money, Kel…When it comes to reducing food waste and getting the most out of your food, it’s all in the planning. The majority of good food saving habits happen long before you leave the house to do a shop. A simple system put in place can go very far in reducing the amount of food and hard-earned cash ending up in the bin.In...
BBQ without food waste

BBQ without food waste

Many people are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast at this time of the year. That first BBQ of the season is something so many of us look forward to.While our mouths water at the thought of smoky BBQ smells, let’s not forget to plan ahead for a BBQ without food waste. Here are some things to consider:Avoid over-ordering and/or over-preparing food.If you’re unsure as to how much...
Wild Food Foraging

Wild Food Foraging

Collecting wild foods is a great opportunity to get out in the countryside and appreciate the seasonal changes in the world around us. Learning about where our food comes from gives us far greater appreciation of it. This, in turn, helps to reduce food waste because the more value we give something, the less likely we are to waste it. Once you start looking for wild foods, you are sure...
Measuring Your Food Waste

Measuring Your Food Waste

Nobody likes wasting money and most of us get very bothered when we throw out food. The thing is, why is it that we are all still wasting so much??Usually when we throw out food it goes in the bin and is quickly forgotten about. Usually we don’t really think about the reasons – and if we do we forget pretty quickly and do it all over again the next time.So in...