Food waste Friday
Apologies for our late food waste Friday post this week. I’ve been hanging around the kitchen waiting for something to write about.
But there’s nothing to say!
I decided to learn from last week’s food waste. I’ve been making my own bread for the past three weeks or do to save on plastic food packaging, but we’re having to get used to the fact that home made bread doesn’t last as long as shop bought.
This week I made two loaves and as soon as they were cool enough I sliced them up and froze half. I felt very Maisie about myself.
We’re yet to try any defrosted bread and I’m a little concerned because despite best efforts in the past at freezing the shop bought stuff it’s always been a failure.
We’ve ended up with inedible bricks despite it being frozen in air tight packaging.
I was finding that there would be so much ice inside the bags that the bottom crust would go soggy, yet the inside of the bread would be really hard.
Maybe I was leaving it too long in the freezer and it was old.
Anyway, this afternoon I defrosted half a dozen rolls that I made a fortnight ago. So wish me luck!
And this morning my human Bokashi daughter dutifully munched her way through two hard stale crusts of home baked bread before it went mouldy.
Don’t worry, no child neglect took place, Little Miss Green is rather fond of hard, tasteless crusts.
How did you get on with your food waste this week and have any of you managed another ‘no spend’ week? We got through about two and a half weeks altogether; this week I topped up on cheese, lentils and dried fruit; so it wasn’t a big shop!
Remember, if you blog about your food waste, head over to Kristen’s ‘Frugal Girl‘ site and tell her how you’re doing!
If you’re wondering about the photo, as we had no food waste, I though it would be great to show that finding a home grown potato in the soil never loses its magic!
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