Handy tip for reducing food waste.

I’m sure I’m probably not the first to come up with this idea and indeed it has probably entered my subconscious while reading it elsewhere but I was very pleased with the results so I will share anyway. Don’t get too excited, remember I am a person of simple pleasures.

So what I did was… I had a bag of onions and I realised I wasn’t going to use them all before they spoiled so I prepared the whole bag by finely chopping them all in one sitting and have put them in the freezer. So now when I need onions for a recipe they are ready to go straight into the pot. This works brilliantly and better still none of the onions went to waste by spoiling. Win, win!
Frozen chopped onions

Vegetable Garden planning

The snow has cleared and the sun is doing it’s best to come out so my thoughts have turned to my veg garden for this year. Last year was my first real attempt at a veg garden. Courgettes (zucchini) were the most successful crop. Even made a chocolate cake with them – really! ┬áLost potatoes and tomatoes to blight and something ate my radishes. Carrots didn’t seem to do much, not sure why. So tomorrow I will be quizzing the father-in-law, he has an allotment, for advice and then drawing up my plan. I’ll keep you posted.