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For the Love of Soil


Looking for ways to reduce food waste at home? Compost! Decide what the right method of composting is for you and your living space. If you have a yard, find an out-of-the-way spot for your compost pile or purchase a compost bin or tumbler. If you choose to use an open-air pile you’ll want to only compost vegetable scraps or vegetables cooked without oil or fat (so that your pile doesn’t attract animals). If [...]

For the Love of Soil2021-07-14T20:51:20+00:00

Power out?


Stronger storms can mean more power outages. Here are a few tips on what to do if it happens to you: Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. If the door stays closed, food will stay safe for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator and up to 48 hours in a full freezer Group frozen foods together if your freezer is only partially full. Transfer items you don’t need [...]

Power out?2021-07-14T20:51:34+00:00

Cooking for the Smaller Household


Let's face it, groceries are just not packaged with the smaller household in mind. Packs of meat, bundles of herbs and big boxes of snacks meant for 4-6 people can lead you to toss food before you can get to eating it. Luckily, there are some easy fixes that can stop you from filling up your garbage at the end of the week which can save some serious cash. Shopping First, let's start with [...]

Cooking for the Smaller Household2021-07-14T20:52:13+00:00

Use It, Don’t Lose It


We've all been there -- checking the date on carton of eggs, a ketchup bottle, a packet of meat and realizing that date has passed. In the bin it goes. After all, no one wants to eat expired food! It turns out that those dates aren't actually expiration dates. Which is great news for you AND your wallet. Where do dates come from? Dates on packaged food aren't exactly required by law. Infant formula is [...]

Use It, Don’t Lose It2021-07-14T20:52:25+00:00

Hack Your Vegetables


We would never recommend coming to blows with your vegetables, but we can recommend some ways to revive, use up, and make the most of what you’ve brought home or grown. Common Problem: Limp lettuce Hack: Those greens (and carrots, and celery, and green beans…) that you left in the fridge a little too long can bounce back. Soak them in water for 15-30 minutes to bring back the crisp! Common Problem: Squishy fruit [...]

Hack Your Vegetables2021-07-14T20:52:40+00:00

Kiesling Detroit Cocktail Kits Highlight Waste-Free Mixing


Our friends at Kiesling Detroit offer a range of to-go cocktail kits that are a fun way to follow along with the cooking series. Buy one in time for the show! Here's what they had to say about their operations: As a craft cocktail bar in the time of COVID-19, we are learning a whole new type of service through bottled cocktails. We work hard to be a No-to-low-waste bar. Making ingredients in house [...]

Kiesling Detroit Cocktail Kits Highlight Waste-Free Mixing2021-05-19T20:25:07+00:00

Be Inspired.


Be Inspired. Chefs know that the secret to great tasting food often comes from using up bits and scraps in creative ways. Head over to these participating restaurants throughout September and taste the delicious dishes that make sure food doesn't go to waste. We have some of these recipes on our website so you can try them at home!

Be Inspired.2021-05-19T20:26:14+00:00

Cooking Series Launches September 2020


We're trading our annual September event at Eastern Market this year for a cooking series featuring Detroit chefs, mixologists and bakers who share how to make food go further. Highlighting new (and old) recipes that cross cultures, this six-episode series will show how delicious it can be to waste less. Experience the rich diversity of the city’s food scene and learn how you can spark creativity in your home kitchen.  A Star-Filled Line-Up Host [...]

Cooking Series Launches September 20202020-08-24T16:17:27+00:00
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