Recipe: Banana and Cocoa Marble Cake

Thanks to Sabine for sharing this recipe with us! We all have those overripe bananas lying around in our fruit bowl, and it is a shame when they get tossed out. Bananas are great for cake, as they work like eggs, binding everything together very well. Also they give cake a lovely, rich flavour. This recipe isContinue reading “Recipe: Banana and Cocoa Marble Cake”

Food Waste Action Week: 10 food saving tips

Almost 70% of UK food waste happens at home. As well as costing the average household £720 a year on average, this wastage also contributes to climate change – eliminating food waste in UK households would reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as taking 1 in 4 cars off of the road! Luckily, there are plenty of simple ways toContinue reading “Food Waste Action Week: 10 food saving tips”

Recipe: Veggie Bolognese with Pangrattato

Thanks to Sabine for sharing this recipe with us. It’s a great dish for using up all the tiny bits of root veg that lurk in the fridge, as well as for some old pieces of bread, and that tiny bit of parmesan that would otherwise get tossed. Pangrattato means ‘grated bread’ (i.e. breadcrumbs) inContinue reading “Recipe: Veggie Bolognese with Pangrattato”

Family Food Waste Activities

Here are some of our favourite screen-free activities for teaching kids about the benefits of making the most of food and protecting the environment. Quick food waste facts: The average family throws away £720 of food a year. Eliminating food waste in UK households would reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as taking a quarterContinue reading “Family Food Waste Activities”

Swedes, celeriac and turnips – learning to love these humble roots

Eating seasonally in the UK isn’t so hard in the summer – from tomatoes and spinach to courgette and cucumber, our mild climate means we have an abundance of British-grown vegetables to choose from.  Then comes winter. Three months of damp, dark and drizzle and it’s hardly surprising that the only living things that canContinue reading “Swedes, celeriac and turnips – learning to love these humble roots”

Preparing the Garden for Spring – Without Digging

Gardeners have long been told that digging soil over winter will improve its quality. However, soil is teaming with life, including microorganisms, fungi, worms and much more. Digging soil disturbs life and damages soil structure, which in turn leads to soil erosion.  What’s more, the underground ecosystem is highly complex, and we are only just beginning toContinue reading “Preparing the Garden for Spring – Without Digging”

Simple Steps to a Zero Food Waste Christmas 

Food waste goes up significantly around Christmas time, with 2 million turkeys and 5 million Christmas puddings getting binned in the UK alone! But with bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to not throw away any food – here are our top tips… Don’t break the bank It’s easy to overbuy for theContinue reading “Simple Steps to a Zero Food Waste Christmas “

How long are foods safe after their ‘best before’ date?

Many foods are safe to eat long after their ‘best before’ date, according to a new report by WRAP. Foods stored correctly can remain perfectly good to eat for weeks, months or even years, the food waste charity says. Here’s how long they say different foods can remain edible after their ‘best before’ date:  🥐Baked goods: upContinue reading “How long are foods safe after their ‘best before’ date?”

Ten tips for making the most of food

The average family of four can save just over £60 per month by reducing their food waste. That’s £720 a year! Here are our top tips for reducing your food waste and pocketing the difference.   1.        Turn your fridge down  The average fridge in UK homes is set to 7C, which isContinue reading “Ten tips for making the most of food”