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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Economical cooking

Over the last few years, We have constantly been told to eat more fresh fruit & veg, to think more about our carbon footprint and where our food comes from, and to consider using local suppliers where possible, but how are we expected to give serious thought to these things when the cost of basic foodstuffs has risen so much in recent times?

Back in the times of our grandparents, it was common place to prepare a grocery list based solely on the meals that were going to be eaten over the coming week. By adopting this philosophy, I am able to spend more on the things we like, as well as reducing food waste.
After returning from my normal saturday morning grocery shop the fridge is well stocked, yet by friday evening my fridge resembles Old Mother Hubbards cupboard!

Challenge yourself next time you do your weekly shop, only buy what you need and not what the supermarkets want you to! Is a '3 for the price of 2' offer a good deal if you end up throwing food away?

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