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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...
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...
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...
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...