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Less Waste, More Pancakes!

Less Waste, More Pancakes!

Pancakes are the original use-it-up food. The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday comes from the need to use up all the luxurious, high-fat foods like butter and eggs before fasting began for Lent.These days, the excitement surrounding Pancake Tuesday means food often ends up going to waste. Whether you’re a crêpe connoisseur or a fat pancake fan, we’ve put together some tips to help you enjoy your pancakes...
The Compost Epic

The Compost Epic

by Donal O’LearyIWhen the autumn leaves fall downForest floor is filled with brownWho will eat these leaves and twigsLike a horde of hungry pigs?Mighty mushrooms, jolly germs,Magic millipedes, wondrous wormsEat all Mother Nature’s wasteFor which they have a special tasteBut what they give us in returnIs what we are about to learn.IIWhen it’s time for our spring cleanBusy buds burst lush and greenInsects birds and mammals tooEat and drink and...
Staff Tips – Meal Planning & Preparation

Staff Tips – Meal Planning & Preparation

Planning meals is one of the most effective ways to reduce food waste and save on food bills. There are many ways to plan your meals and you’ll be pleased to learn that there’s no one way of doing it, it’s whatever works for you!At the office of Stop Food Waste HQ, we asked around to find out what kind of approaches members of the team take.Adrian:When preparing the dinner,...
Keeping hens at home

Keeping hens at home

The idea of keeping laying hens is attractive to many people. Certainly, it is a great way to use up kitchen scraps, obtain high quality eggs from your own homestead, produce rich compost for the garden and connect with the wondrous creatures themselves. But what does it entail? To help you navigate what rearing hens at home is all about, we’ve explored the options and spoken to Galway based Hen...
Tips for Preserving Herbs

Tips for Preserving Herbs

Preserving HerbsCoriander is an essential ingredient of many ethnic dishes such as in Mexican and Thai cuisine. The roots as well as the leaves of the plant can be used. Both have distinct flavours. It can be grown easily in containers placed on a sunny window sill or balcony. The leaves, also known as cilantro have a slightly bitter taste and when chopped up they can be added to dishes...