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Offline TerryJ

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Waste not want not
« on: 17 June 2017, 09:30:50 AM »
I was auditing my fridge contents the other day and found an old pack of cheese slices from Lidl.

They were Monterey Jack cheese slices blended with cracked black pepper and had a few small bits of mould on the outer surfaces. So I scraped off the mould and grilled them until golden brown and left them to cool off until they became crispy.

Best crisps ever  :P
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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #1 on: 17 June 2017, 02:20:53 PM »
I am always wary as diabetes and food poisoning are poor bedfellows! This is particularly true where people are on insulin, byetta or any treatment that can produce a hypo! I have been hospitalised more than once because of this - the longest ten days with salmonella!

My main aim is try and buy just what we need to avoid food waste!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2017, 06:05:03 AM »
I frequently cut mould off cheese and then use the cheese and I have never had food poisoning from it.  After all, what is Stilton but mouldy cheese?



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Offline sedge

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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #3 on: 19 June 2017, 11:47:55 PM »
No no - my dad explained to me when I was little, how they make blue Stilton etc.  Apparently they use specially trained maggots to burrow through the cheese.

Well I knew instantly he was fibbing and being devilish little as I was - but he was so blooming serious whenever he came out with stuff like that - I did sometimes have my doubts.  However, I soon learned the wisdom of checking such stuff out!

I was brought up to cut mould off cheese (when it's not sposed to be there) and fully intend to continue unless it's so far past it it's unsalvageable.  That doesn't happen very often!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #4 on: 20 June 2017, 07:05:24 AM »
We waste very little in our house, if it looks OK and smells OK I take no notice of sell by/use by dates.  There was a poll conducted by one of my cookery mags on their website and it transpired most of their readers adopted the same attitude.


 On the other hand I have chucked stuff that's in date because I didn't like the look or smell of it.
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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #5 on: 20 June 2017, 03:59:34 PM »
Yep - chucked a pack of ham out last week, We'd had one slice out of it, another 4 left.  Next day I again went to take some out for a sandwich - it looked fine, it smelled OK but it was slimy to the touch.  Oh thrice Yuk !  Bin.  A few minutes later -Oh, I thought I asked for ham? - Yes you did, but you like cheese - so tough!  LOL (I did explain)
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Venomous

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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #6 on: 20 June 2017, 06:32:27 PM »
I must admit I am really bad... I throw away stuff even the day before it's 'use-by' date because I feel all nauseous at the idea of anything going off.  I try to buy "just enough" too but the problem with having children is you buy for their meals....and then they say... nope, not eating that!!
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Offline sedge

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Re: Waste not want not
« Reply #7 on: 20 June 2017, 09:06:48 PM »
Well that's just a waste of money V - chucking stuff that hasn't turned.  Glad you can afford to do it - we were both brought up in families that couldn't afford to - so though we may not particularly fancy whatever for dinner - if we have the ingredients and they need using, then we'll eat whatever it is instead of what we'd rather have.   It's all good nutritious food and the thing we'd rather have - we can have tomorrow!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4