Friday, 7 March 2014

Food Waste Friday - a bit of swedey fun...

Hardly any food waste to report here this week, but I'm a little concerned about this Swede who has grown a head of Nordic blonde hair. Kind of.


He's sitting in the kitchen to remind me to to use him up over the weekend.

That's one big swede so the possibilities are endless. I'm thinking maybe freeze some, some in soup or veggie pasties and if I'm feeling really adventurous, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, my current veg guru, has a recipe for a swede speltotto.

In other food waste fun, I took the Guardian Live Better's 'Food Warrior or Food Waster?' Quiz (Click here to take the quiz). Based on my responses, this was the analysis:
 Mostly Cs: Oh, well done you. You’re not perfect, but you always do your darnedest not to waste a single scrap of food. As soon as you finish eating anything, it's placed in a bowl, covered with cling film and shoved in your fridge. You can make a roast dinner last a week. You can make a box of eggs last a month. You’re more conscientious and, therefore, have more spare cash than everyone else. Chances are that being this good at leftovers has also made you unbearably smug, though, and you don't really have many friends any more. Oh well. More five-day-old risotto for you!
Oh dear, a food waste Billy No Mates. At least I've got Sven the Swede to talk to...

All swede ideas gratefully received!

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12 comments:

  1. I'm a C too though I'm nowhere near as good as you at not wasting. Seem to throw away too much bread, esp the homemade kind that doesn't keep as well. Definitely draw the line if it's tinged with blue!

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    1. The chickens are good at dealing with stale bread here. But I do have a backlog of breadcrumbs in the freezer...

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  2. I got the same result. Who needs friends anyway, I'm far too busy cooking from scratch and thinking of ways to use that last scrap of cheese in the fridge, you know it, the one with the interesting green tinge.

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  3. They left an entire category out, somewhere between B and C. That's where I'd fall. I just think of myself as sensible, and not extreme in anyway.

    Good thing there's the internet for all us Cs to find companionship!

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  4. I had to look up "Billy No Mate". I always find it interesting and fun to hear expressions that you use that I'm not familiar with.

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    1. Well after you said you'd looked it up I had to look it up too as I thought it was a phrase we'd adopted from across the pond and couldn't believe you'd never have heard of it! But it's true, it's British slang after all.

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  5. 'Placed in a bowl, covered with cling film'?? Surely 'placed in a bowl, covered with a saucer'!
    I was mostly C's too. (And I drew the line at the banana. I'd bake with a black one, but I couldn't eat it straight!)

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    1. Yes I didn't like the sound of that banana either! And I agree - what's cling film?

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  6. We discovered roast swede this winter. You don't need to parboil it first, just cut up into smallish pieces and roast with a pan of other veg. We really like it and wish we'd discovered it before.

    I have a mate of Sven's sitting in my kitchen to use up this week. Some of him will get roasted. Some will get cooked and mashed with carrot, a knob of butter and some pepper - this freezes really well and it is so easy to take a bag from the freezer stash and nuke for a quick veg on rushed evenings.

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  7. Everybody I know who did this quiz got that result - And we can't A:LL be BillyNoMates cos we are friends with each other. Love your Swede [Scandi stuff is so 'on trend' right now, isn't it?]
    blessings xx

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