I didn't know that today was the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste ... gosh what a mouthful ... and I wonder who decides on these days?
Anyway as I am about to head home to Wales for a couple of days, before I had even found out about today's 'title' I had already set too this morning to turn all the bits of food left over in the fridge into things that will keep better until my return, which has turned out to be very in-keeping with todays ethos.
An onion, a bunch of spring onions, some garlic, a sad lonely carrot and about half a lettuce went into the soup make along with some water, a good grind of black pepper and some stock powder. Thirty minutes later I had over a litre of soup. I'll have some for lunch and maybe see if I can squeeze some into the freezer ready for my return.
Currently in the oven is this tray of onions, tomatoes and peppers, along with a few cloves of garlic, a dash of oil and some dried herbs. This, once it's roasted long and slow, will be whizzed into a nice pasta sauce. Although as there is no room in the freezer it might have to travel with me tomorrow.
While I had the garlic out I decided to break up all the bulbs and put the cloves into a bag to go in the freezer. It lasts ages in the freezer and the good thing about doing this apart from there being no mouldy old garlic to throw away, is that when you get a clove or two out to use, the skins slip off so easily.
I hate the very thought of food waste and I can honestly say that I rarely waste food ... perhaps just one or two items a year, and even then I kick myself for it.
What would your top tip be for avoiding food waste?