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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...
Make Marmalade

Make Marmalade

Though now available throughout the year, citrus fruits are at their peak during January and February. Preserving such seasonal foods means they can be enjoyed for longer, outside of their brief season.For more on buying, storing and freezing citrus fruits, see the A-Z of Foods.Seville oranges have a short season. They are now available but they won’t be around for very long (perhaps until the end of February). Seville oranges are...
Bread – No Knead to Waste it!

Bread – No Knead to Waste it!

Feel like you’re constantly throwing out bread? It can seem like a race against the clock to get bread finished before it goes off, especially in warm weather. All too often the mould and staleness are winning! So how do we fight back? There are lots of things we can do to keep bread from the bin, first we need to know what we are up against.Why does bread go...