Friday Favourites – Something Different


The favourite this week is a little different.  It is actually a Friday Freebie.

I brought home several containers of salad, cheese and antipasto items from work.  These came from some colleagues from interstate who were staying at a major hotel and received a special offer of a ‘picnic basket’ tea.  As is so often the case in our society, there was way too much so it was brought into the office, we all had snacks and lunches yet there was still excess so it has come home and part of it has been turned into our dinner.

I added some avocado (free from our tree) and a slice of ham plus some rice salad.  The rice was originally part of my lunch but was superseded by the freebies.  I added a chopped spring onion which was lurking sadly in the bottom of the vegie crisper plus a mild chilli from a bush in the garden.  A drizzle of red wine vinegar and herbed olive oil completed the rice salad.

I hate to see the waste of food in our society and wherever possible I use up anything that is going to be thrown out.  In fact, I even rescued 2 bananas yesterday which had been tossed on the top of the rubbish in the kitchen at work.  They had barely a blemish but were obviously too ripe for somebody’s liking.  We will enjoy a banana cake from them.

The waste of food in our society is appalling.  Do you see food where others see only rubbish?

4 thoughts on “Friday Favourites – Something Different

  1. Just found your blog ! So agree about food waste, I am always on the look out for it here in the Mid-West of America. Your house looks like a paradise – perfect size, perfect climate – I am looking out at a blizzard blowing wishing I could pick avocados off my own tree.

    • Hi Lizzie

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I find it really interesting to hear from my readers. We are very lucky to live where we do in a particularly temperate climate. We are able to garden and grow things all year round. Yesterday I picked cherry tomatoes, blueberries, zucchini, cucumbers and snow peas as well as the avocadoes. We are able to line dry our clothes all of the year. I consider it a blessing to live where we do. Please share some info about the climate and gardening in your part of the world. Thanks.

  2. I do see things I can eat or make from others leftovers.
    I have been watching a show on tv on Thursday nights called ” the peoples supermarket” it is set up like a co-op and it is about not wasting food and selling what the supermarkets won’t buy, I think it finishes this week

    • The show sounds interesting, Deb. Tonight we had odds and ends made into gourmet pasta. Button squash thinly sliced and fried, sliced salami and 1/3 tub pesto tossed through freshly cooked pasta – yum! The pesto was left from the weekend entertaining so I made sure I found a way to use it and I was very happy with my decision.

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