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Great British Waste Menu – my contribution!

Uncategorized | September 18, 2010 | By

No, I wasn’t headhunted by Simon Rimmer and Richard Corrigan to join them on the Great British Waste Menu.  However, it did remind me just how much food is wasted. I watched the programme with my Mum when I was visiting and when I returned home, I found that my neighbours had left me a bag of produce from their garden and I already had a few slightly wrinkly carrots in the bottom of the fridge.

Inspired by the programme, I looked around for a tasty way of using up the carrots, turnip (swede), leeks and potatoes.  I found this recipe for Gratin of Carrots and Root Vegetables a few substitutions of veggies and I made a bechamel with milk rather than using cream.  It doesn’t look particularly pretty but it was very tasty and satisfying.

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  1. MaryMoh
    September 19, 2010

    Yes, I agree that there are a lot of food wastage in UK. I'm guilty sometimes, too, when I forgot about some food in my fridge. You have done well with your dish. Looks delicious.

  2. Charlene
    September 19, 2010

    BBC Good Food is great for finding recipes for leftovers or random food items! 🙂

  3. Choclette
    September 19, 2010

    It sounds really good Janice and reminds me of a root crumble I used to make years ago and then forgot about. I so hate waste, but it's putting my under heaps of pressure at the moment as I've got courgettes and beans proliferating everywhere.

  4. Chow and Chatter
    September 20, 2010

    sounds like a great program and love the way you used the carrot