9 ridiculously easy ways to cut down on food waste

I have become more strict with food waste in the last year or two. After all, every item you throw in the food waste bin is money thrown away. I would NEVER throw money away so why should food waste be something that I find acceptable? No more! There are a wide variety of ways to cut down on food waste. Here are 9 of my favourite ways to cut down on food waste…

9 ways to cut down on food waste

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Homemade croutons – Make use of your oven when cooking

I’m someone who loves to save money. A pound saved is the same as a pound earned. Often I try to make use of my oven being on. I will bake treats such as midnight cookies, or even cheese straws, when I already have my oven on. By making the most of the space in my oven I am saving energy, have nice treats at home and save money too. Homemade croutons are super simple, take just two minutes to prepare and taste delicious too!

Homemade croutons

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How to freeze blackberries

My regular readers will know that we have an allotment. As such we have an excess of produce at particularly times of the year. I’m really good at freezing excess herbs, making jams and making delicious goodies. However there aren’t always enough hours in the day! This week I harvested 700g of blackberries – in just one visit to my allotment! Obviously I am really pleased but I didn’t have time to use them up. This is how to freeze blackberries!

How to freeze blackberries - put the blackberries in a suitable container

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How to freeze fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary & thyme

My wonderful husband and I are proud owners of an allotment. It can be a lot of work but it is really rewarding too. Each week we visit 2-3 times, which really isn’t enough. However, despite our limited time we manage to grow lots of things, and keep some alive year round. Such as herbs. Today I want to share with you how to freeze fresh herbs, and the methods that I use to do so.

How to freeze fresh herbs - how to freeze herbs. My herb beds six weeks apart

This is a difference of just six weeks at our allotment! It is no wonder I need to know how to freeze fresh herbs!

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5 easy ways to reduce your food waste!

Today I’m hosting a guest post from Zoe Morrison. Zoe Morrison blogs over at www.ecothriftyliving.com, runs a friendly Facebook group for people who want to reduce their food waste – https://www.facebook.com/groups/reduceyourfoodwaste/  and is currently writing a book – The Ecothrifty Kitchen (how to save money and the environment by reducing waste in your kitchen). I’m really hopeful that this post, and Zoe’s group, can help my readers save a nice bit of money and reduce food waste.

Tips to reduce food waste

Photo credit: Zoe Morrison / Ecothriftyliving

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