Mrs Green’s eggcellent idea for reducing food waste
I’ve been at it again – flexing the old grey matter for a ‘so simple is it worth sharing?’ tip.
But I figure ALL tips, no matter how obvious, are worth sharing and personally I love to read ‘no brainer’ ideas.
Take for instance my ‘turn your fridge upside down‘ idea!
That one has wowed people across the nation. All I did was stop using my salad drawer as a salad drawer (because ‘stuff’ goes mouldy and slimy at the back when it’s forgotten about) and use it to store jars in instead (i.e. things that don’t go off quickly).
Salad is bought to the top shelf where it can be seen and used up before it goes off.
Genius and simple; which just about sums me up.
This month it’s all about eggs.
After throwing away yet MORE eggs because lovely friends kept giving them to me, I was starting to feel really guilty. We’ve been looking into getting chickens of our own and I know the time, energy and money that can go into keeping happy hens. Not to mention love; my goodness my friends love their hens more than their children I’m quite sure of it.
I thought about my ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach with the fridge and decided to adapt it to eggs.
Instead of keeping them in the cupboard in boxes (where they invariably work their way to the back behind jars and packets) I dug out an old wooden bowl (one of Grandma Green’s wedding presents I do believe) and popped it on the work surface.
You’ll never guess what I did next?
Oh you clever thing, there’s no fooling you is there. That’s right, I put the eggs into the bowl.
Now whenever I go to the kitchen I see the eggs (and don’t they look pretty sitting in that bowl?) and ever since then I’ve been using them all up.
Tell me your ‘too simple to be true’ way of reducing food waste. The best one gets a free, erm, egg…
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