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Food is precious

Bake off will start to hot up now that we are half way through. I thoroughly enjoyed the Free From week and as I have said before Bake Off is inspirational and starts you thinking about other ingredients, recipes, presentation ideas and the like. Children are returning to school and households are getting back to their routines.

After a fairly quiet August my diary is filling up. Apart from my weekly column in The Telegraph, this week I will also be getting ready for my demo next Saturday 12 Sept at The Eden Project. So looking forward to this event as I've never visited Eden before and I have been told I will be blown away by it. I will be demonstrating and sharing two great recipes which are really easy and just a bit different.

The following week I will be heading down to London for a two day event. Now – this is absolutely right up my street. Have you heard of Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) ? – well you have now. This national organisation – government driven is raising awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help people take action at home through easy everyday practical advice. I could bang on and on about this subject and have lots of figures and facts about the cost of dumping food in landfills etc etc. However – in a nutshell the fact is we throw away up to 50% of all food produced which is obscene. Anyway – I will be heading a pop up restaurant and serving up a starter, main course and dessert from an ingredient which would have otherwise found itself in the bin. I can't contain my excitement !!! After my invitation to get involved I did my homework only to find that LFHW also exists in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, S E Asia as well as closer to home in Europe. We have a global problem.

Next week I will have a natter about my time at Eden and will have a think about a recipe. Have a good week – hopefully a warmer one x

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