It’s that time of year again, when the markets and shops are full of pumpkins. Did you know that traditionally turnips were carved to make lanterns? It was only when people from England and Ireland went to America in the 1800’s, that they started carving pumpkins instead. Read more about Halloween history on the EnglishContinue reading “All About Pumpkins”
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Meal planning: the key to wasting less food?
When I first learned that meal planning was one of the best ways to avoid food waste, I was pretty against the idea. I am not a planner, especially when it comes to cooking. I prefer to cook with ‘guess-ipes’ than recipes – meaning I look in the fridge and cupboard, fish out anything thatContinue reading “Meal planning: the key to wasting less food?“
Cooking for one – with less work and less waste
Cooking for one can be a lot of work. Even if you love being in the kitchen, having to cook (and wash up!) every day can really take the fun out of it. And as a lot of foods are sold in family-sized packets, it can be a challenge to get through foods in time,Continue reading “Cooking for one – with less work and less waste”
Recipe: plaited Easter bread
This sweet bread was my favourite part of Easter as a child. It’s a Swiss recipe and is similar to challah, a traditional Jewish bread. In my family we call it tresse, which means plait in French. Not only is it delicious, it’s also a great way to use up old/sour milk – see theContinue reading “Recipe: plaited Easter bread”