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  1. Miss Food Fairy
    December 29, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

    Some great ideas Liz that I hadn’t thought about. I’m a bit of a food saver too!
    Happy New Year to you!
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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 29, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

      WOW… that is so lovely, thank you, it is and honour to be nominated thanks so much! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and kind words throughout the year… I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring. The Gold Coast Bulletin is doing a feature on my blog in Jan… which is very exciting for my little page… so you never know what is going to happen when you start something that you are passionate about and follow your dreams 🙂 Liz xx

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  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    November 8, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    I try so hard not to be wasteful but I know I can be better. I do make the veggie paste but I don’t save all the bread crumbs. I think that means I make too much bread. 🙂 Great post!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 8, 2014 @ 10:15 am

      Maureen, Yes lately I have been trying my hand a bread making and my bread crumbs are at critical stage… So I have been packaging it up and giving it to friends… at least that way I’m not wasting food and then I am helping my friends save money too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  3. Hotly Spiced
    October 23, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

    I know I’ve commented on this before but you can never be reminded too often not to be wasteful. I have some over-ripe tomatoes and I’m going to sort them out in the oven as you’ve suggested xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 23, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

      Yes Charlie… I just did a large pile of my over abundance of Cherry tomatoes and they were so delicious they only lasted 2 days and i have about 3 trays of them! Liz x

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  4. cheri
    October 20, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Great tips, I need to be so much more mindful, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve have thrown out wilted veggies or dried bread. Thanks!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 20, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

      Your welcome Cheri… every little bit helps! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  5. Amanda (@lambsearshoney)
    October 19, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    Great tips here, Liz. We can reduce a lot of landfill by taking care with our scraps.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 19, 2014 @ 9:10 am

      Thanks Amanda, and thanks for popping in and saying hi! Liz x

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  6. sherry from sherryspickings
    September 24, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

    yes very handy tips. i am trying to use my freezer more and just trying to be sensible about using things up before they go off.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      September 24, 2014 @ 10:25 pm

      Thanks Sherry…. yes it is always that balance of wanting to make new things and trying to use what you have before buying more 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  7. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    September 9, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    I store my breadcrumbs in the freezer ready for use at a moments notice. These are great tips, thank you for sharing 🙂

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      September 9, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

      Thanks Tandy for piping by and leaving a comment. Yes, tips are great and many of them are just common sense, but it seems to be a lost art these days! Liz x

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  8. Fiona @TIFFINbitesized
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    Well you’re all class Liz. You toast your bread before making crumbs! I just grate the stale bread straight into a container using a box grater and then into the freezer. Yes, you can freeze just about anything so I’m with you on the milk, cream, cheese, chicken bones etc. Great post!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      September 9, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

      LOL, I find that if you toast the bread it is easier to process and quicker too! I couldn’t be bother grating it… too much hassle 🙂 Liz x

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  9. Hotly Spiced
    August 29, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    You have some great tips here, Liz. It’s so important not to be wasteful. I must take up your tip on using my wilting vegetables to make stock xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      August 29, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

      Oh Charlie…. it is a great way to use up those second hand veggies 🙂 and then you always have good stock handy! Liz x

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  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    August 15, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    Great tips! I do most of these things as I hate food going to waste. Friday nights (the night before grocery shopping) is known as an odd night for eating because I often just throw whatever I have together! 😛

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      August 15, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

      Thanks Lorraine! Yes food waste is a no, no in my house!… Friday nights are the same for me too. I often make pizza dough and then throw what ever is in the fridge on them! I forgot about that I will have to put that one on my next handy hints post 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  11. Mandy - The Complete Book
    August 14, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    Brilliant post Liz – I am extremely frugal so love having new ideas, thanks.
    Have a wonderful day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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  12. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    August 14, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    Fantastic post Liz! I have recommended to a friend that at the end of the week she make a soup using all of the vegetables left over, even the lettuce 🙂

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      August 14, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

      Thanks Tandy! Yes, everything goes into my stock or soup at the end of the week! Thanks so much for dropping by! Liz x

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  13. Jen Lewis
    August 14, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    And when all else fails…….the chooks and the dogs get the waste…..or back into the compost to be used in the garden again… As my mum Lola said…’nothing ever goes to waste on a farm’
    Thanks for this Liz ….I will be passing this on to Hayley …XX

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      August 14, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

      Yep!, no chooks yet… or dogs, probably never! Some of the stuff is very basic, but a lot of people don’t do it or know about it anymore… Thanks for stopping by Jen! Liz xx

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  14. Anna @ shenANNAgans
    August 14, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    Awesome post Liz. That was one of the first things instilled in me as an apprentice chef, look for ways to use up produce, even if it seems on its last legs.
    Love the ‘All things Chicken’ too.
    Have a happy weekend lovely!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      August 14, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

      Thanks Anna… I’m not a Chef, but being bought up with my Grand parents, Aunties etc… all living on farms… Nothing went to waste! So I grew up always thinking of ways to make stuff out of stuff 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! You have a great weekend to… I hope it isn’t too cold in Canberra! Liz x

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