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Old Posted: 01-10-2010 , 11:58 PM #1
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Default Stop Food Waste (Tips)

Hi Everyone,

Apparently, 33% of all the food we buy is wasted. On average, wasted food costs each Irish household 700 a year. For some households, this can be over 1,000.

Here's an Irish Website that offers useful advice on how to reduce food waste.

http://www.stopfoodwaste.ie/

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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 12:39 PM #2
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Default What to do with hard bread

Hi

Every now and then I have a bit hard bread, which I learned not to throw trash.

I live in town and I don't know anyone with chickens or horses. (there, we brought unused hard bread in my country)

Of course the whole time speaking about bread that is not moldy.

Who or where should I bring that bread? Anyone want's it?
Please let me know.
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 12:50 PM #3
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http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/w...e-bread-120530
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 12:55 PM #4
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Hi,I dont know if thats exactly what u are looking for!Maybe someone who lives near u will contact u with a better solution!
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 12:56 PM #5
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have you tried making it into a dessert ?
i do with mine.
usea deep baking tray, rub butter all over the tray and butter both sides of the bread, lay the bread on bottom, then sprinkle with currents or raisons and put anotherlayer of buttered bread on top and bake in oven at 180 for an hour.
you will have a lovely dessert and no wasted bread.
alternatively, you can substitute the butter with chocolate spread, or custard.
i hope this may help, thanx all the best, molly.
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 12:58 PM #6
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i usually use stale bread to make breadcrumbs they can be frozen for when you need them bread and butter pudding is also a great way to use up stale bread if all else fails you could always feed them to the ducks..
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 01:15 PM #7
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bread and butter pudding a great way to use up hard bread. Butter bread and layer it in the dish with sultanas and even some mixed peel and some caster sugar. Mix milk about half a pint or so with an egg and some cinnamon and pour over the dish. Sprinkle with some caster sugar, into a fairly hot over and voila !! A lovely dessert. Enjoy. Alternatively you could give to the birds soaked in milk or water or make breadcrumbs. Glad you got a few replies before the post was taken down by admin.
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 01:25 PM #8
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Great posts, thanks to MP for instigating!

I'll never throw out leftover bread again.

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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 01:55 PM #9
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Thanks for replies, I can see that it may be interesting not just for me. :)
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Old Posted: 31-01-2011 , 10:37 PM #10
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Hi MP,,, why dont you just wet the bread in milk or water and break up and put out for the birds!! will be gone in 5mins.. mine goes very quick this way. :)
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Old Posted: 01-02-2011 , 12:00 AM #11
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Makes excellent breadcrumbs - prob the best use. Make the breadcrumbs & freeze as you have the leftovers....then you will always have breadcrumbs @ the ready for stuffing....it's half the battle & no waste ( mix brown & white breads - your stuffing will taste better) !!!

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Old Posted: 02-02-2011 , 11:02 AM #12
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Glad to see this being highlighted as there is a lot of waste of perfectly good food. People have lost their own wisdom about food and rely on the best before dates too much. How can potatoes have a best before date of two weeks, when in older times they would be stored over the whole winter as are most root vegetables.
My motto is 'best before doesn't mean worse after'.
Of course this doesn't apply to meat fish or dairy products which must be stored and used with care.
As we don't have a bin collection we have to be very careful with waste. Cooked food waste goes into the dogs !
Raw vegetable waste goes to the compost bin, also egg boxes torn up and crushed egg shells.
Old apples are put on the lawn for blackbirds and thrushes, they also eat cooking apples.
Soft fruit is used to make smoothies in the blender.
All the tougher stalks from cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli can be chopped and added to vegetable soup, once its blended before serving, no one knows.
Hard bread can be made into breadcrumbs and frozen, or into a desert, or soaked in egg to fry for french toast.(mouldy bread goes into the dogs, they don't mind)
Chicken or turkey bones are boiled to make stock for soups which can be frozen, and bones are burned in the stove.
The ash from the stove is organic as we only burn wood or turf so it is returned to the land, good for keeping weeds down in the hedgerows. Also the central heating is run by wood pellets so the ash waste from that can be composted or put directly under hedges etc.
By the time we bring all the recyclables to the local center there is not a lot left to dispose of. We visit the landfill a couple of times a year with whatever we haven't found a use for. Country living has made me so much more aware of the environment and my responsibility to help maintain the beauty and the eco-balance.
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Old Posted: 27-10-2011 , 06:56 PM #13
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I came across an excellent website recently that gives loads of tips on getting the most from the food you buy and cutting out waste. The site has loads of recipes and tips on using your freezer well etc etc.
http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/
Have a look it is really good!
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Old Posted: 27-10-2011 , 11:22 PM #14
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Had a quick look Sparkwell, and I must say I am curious about the Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.
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Old Posted: 28-10-2011 , 09:37 AM #15
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I believe there is only one way to satisfy your curiosity Tick Tock - Happy baking!
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