E is for eggs… and eggshells

E is for eggs… and eggshells

We all know from school that hydrogen sulphide smells like rotten eggs, but I wonder how many of us these days have encountered that smell from an actual egg? With use-by dates and fridges, it seems unlikely that we would encounter a truly rotten egg, especially since...
D is for Dregs

D is for Dregs

It’s easy to confront your food waste when you’ve got a pile to put out for collection, or to dump onto the compost heap. But what about the bits and pieces that end up being ditched down the sink? It’s ‘out of sight, out of mind’ for those, and yet over...
C is for Crumbs

C is for Crumbs

I used to make rather nice fishcakes, from a mixture of cold mashed potato, tinned tuna and sweetcorn. Assembled into rough burger shapes, coated in beaten egg and then rolled into breadcrumbs, they were fried until the coating was crisp and brown and they were warmed...
B is for Broad Beans

B is for Broad Beans

The broad bean season is largely over now (unless you invest in the new autumn-cropping variety, Luz de Otono), but every time I pod my beans I ponder how much waste is going straight onto the compost heap. Broad beans have to be some of the best packaged seeds in the...