Jack Monroe’s yoghurt bread

Jack Monroe’s yoghurt bread

Just after Christmas, Jack Monroe posted a recipe for some bread she made to use up some just-out-of-date yoghurt that was sitting in the fridge. It reminded me that we had some homemade yoghurt sitting in the fridge, but when I checked it had already gone to Furry...
G is for Grains

G is for Grains

Recently I was reading the results of a survey (which, annoyingly I can’t find now) about why we waste so much food, and it turns out that a significant proportion of people don’t like eating leftovers. They’d rather just throw them out. They have a...
F is for Fruit

F is for Fruit

We’ve all been there – we put the fresh fruit out in the fruit bowl, we have one of those weeks, and the next time we look at it, it’s less than appetising. It’s easy to throw it in the bin and start again, but we’re throwing away 1.4 million edible bananas...
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...
How to Eat: Tomatillos

How to Eat: Tomatillos

I first tried to grow tomatillos (Physalis philadelphica) in 2011. I don’t remember much about it, to be honest, but obviously I got some fruit, because I took some photos of it! Equally obviously, a lot of the fruits were left on the plants and rotted away to...