It wasn't a bad week here. Just the usual suspects, although it was a different citrus fruit that was the culprit this week:
The ubiquitous cabbage is hanging around, along with some beetroot.
But fear not, some Borscht is planned and I like this Moldovan recipe which should use up the cabbage and the beetroot in one fell swoop! I'm going to take a leaf out of Simply Being Mum's book and stick the beetroot Borscht in the slow cooker. (Oddly enough Jo at Simply Being Mum's Food Waste Friday post this week, also involved cleaning with her food waste!)
This week we were even more thankful for the food that we have, and even more determined not to waste anything, as we heard a lot about the West African Food Crisis. Despite the Aid agencies intervening earlier than they did in last year's Somalian crisis, there is still a major emergency due to drought and families not having enough funds to buy food. One million children are categorised as malnourished and are at risk of dying and a further 3 million are at risk of becoming malnourished. The Guardian's monthly Global Development podcast looks at the West African situation and what solutions there are for preventing this type of crisis in the future.
Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.