Love Food Hate Waste … great name for a website I found in a magazine … click on the button to the right of this post … and have a wander.
It’s beautifully designed … love the crying pear on their home page … and choc full of info, tips and idea for making sure you throw out as little food as possible.
Here’s a quote from their site:
Every year in the UK we throw away a staggering one third of all the food we buy. Love Food Hate Waste – a campaign from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) – highlights the fact that wasted food is a waste of money and a major contributor to climate change.
And the most frustrating thing is that most of what we throw away could have been eaten – it’s not just peelings, teabags and bones.
The Love Food Hate Waste website provides delicious recipes to make the most of the food in our fruit bowl, fridge and cupboards, handy hints for storing food … surprising facts on what can be frozen and much more… there is something for everyone, whether you are a keen cook and organiser or more spontaneous.
I’ve only had a quick look and already made a note of a few ideas:
- I have a lot of little pears that I can’t eat fast enough … and Coco doesn’t like them. I’m going to make pear sauce (same way as apple sauce) and use it on some stewed fruit during next week … can freeze some as well … and they’ll stop crying.
- Another woman makes a pile of mashed potato and then freezes portions for when she is busy but doesn’t want to pay for ready mashed potatoes
I’ll be wandering the site for more tips … and … I like the fact that you and me can add ideas and recipes.
I went to the credit union (love them … they’re not banks … and I am always greeted by name and we have great chats … truly a community resource) and took out 50 euro today thinking that it would buy a few bags of coal, some groceries and leave 10 euro for a couple of glasses of wine if I went out tomorrow night … obviously I’m not planning on binge drinking with that budget!
My coal and groceries came to 53 euro … sweet mother of God … eating and keeping warm is a tricky business.
When I was in Supavalu I read the headline in one of our national papers … folks … get ready for a hot blooded rant.
The banks or Central Bank (all a shower of ###**^^) has recommended to our government that each household be taxed a 1000 euro property tax to help with our national debt ………… pause ……… deep breathe.
Ohhhhh yehhhh …. so we pay for the blatent mismanagement of our banks and government … we pay and pay and pay ….
And … it appears that the Wall Street Geniuses awarded themselves around 6 billion dollars in bonuses last year ……
WELL DONE BOYS …. you reward yourselves for a range of practices that were … at their least … stupid … and at their worst … illegal.
One of the banks that the USA have given god knows how many billions of dollars … had to be told this week that they really really shouldn’t buy that 80 million dollar private jet with the money …. duh.
Many many years ago … I did a Master of Business Administration.
When we were asked to suggest some elective subjects I said that there was a dire need for an ETHICS subject … to make people think beyond the idea that business decisions are somehow separate from other ethical and moral decisions we make in our lives.
Out of a class of 70 people (8 women) … I think there were 2 or 3 votes. They just didn’t see it as relevant … funny that …
And … if you want to get a better handle on all this financial …. money markets … stuff…
It’s run by my IT geek (he hates that term … so …)/sustainable living and all round good friend … Brian.
Brian is fiercely interested in sustainable living and local communities having power to build their own futures.
He set up the blog … Credit Crunch Cookbook ... to explain and explore the current global economic situation … and … tell other peoples stories that illuminate and inspire.
It’s already got some great film and writing … he tells the story of the origin of money … or as he called it … Fractional Banking Explained … he does the intense stuff … and I play with the butterflies …
Brian asked Lynda, Derek & myself to be kind of support editors … and I think he asked me to write a few feel good people stories … just checking … is that like being given the Style section of the Sunday Times … while the other reporters go to political hotspots? … fine with me … love style … it has its own substance … so there.
I’m looking forward to reading more of the Credit Crunch Cookbook.
Derek & Lynda have found a gorgeous house to rent in Athens Georgia … lots of rooms … huge backyard … and a porch for me to loll on when I visit.
Can’t believe that this time last week we were planning a quiet drink (oxymoron) in McGirls … a final farewell.
I’ve been busy, active and happy this week … and I still miss you guys.
Have a great weekend everyone.