Category Archives: Food waste

Save your leftovers for this cheesy frittata

Leftovers are timesavers and can be added to many dishes. Try adding leftover vegetables to soups, stews or stir frys. Leftover rice works great in traditional fried rice. Meat that is leftover can be used in quesadillas, wraps or sandwiches. Leftovers work great for lunches or for quick weeknight dinners. Try this veggie frittata for…

Vermicompost for your veggies

They’re slimy and wriggly and gross looking. But worms might just be one of the best things you can have in your garden. Many gardeners gauge the health of their soils by the number of worms living in them. And the reason? Worms make worm castings – vermicompost – a highly valuable plant food that…

Council launches the Journey of Wasted Food: A teachers’ tool kit

In February 2017, we launched our first food waste education tool kit for grades 4-6. It is designed to engage primary school students to better understand the importance and impact of food waste, with the goal of inspiring them to reduce food waste both at school and at home. The tool kit is part of…

Minimizing our food waste this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, October is the time to be grateful for the farmers and the cooks who bring food to our table every single day. And what better way to celebrate the local bounty than sharing a feast with our family and friends? But Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect on…

Recipe by special guest, Oakville’s Julia Hanna

This month we have a special guest in the kitchen, Oakville chef and restauranteur Julia Hanna. I don’t always love sharing my kitchen, but I’m happy to share it with a talented chef like Julia, who has been in the business of serving and promoting delicious and healthy food for 30 years! Her successful restaurants…

Gleaning: UnWasted Food

The topic of food waste has been on our radar at the Halton Food Council, and we are not the only ones! While some countries, such as Italy, have developed policies, Canadian Bill C-231 Fight Against Food Waste Act passed through its first reading in February 2016. The bill aims to develop a national strategy…

May Newsletter Contest – Quiz Answers

Congratulations to the winners who entered the contest and correctly answered a free composter courtesy of Halton Region. 1. Which item should NOT be thrown into the Halton green cart? Banana peels Chicken bones Plastic price look-up labels (PLU) on fruits (correct answer) Shredded paper Dryer lint 2. Which of the following items can be used…

kNOw waste – Burlington community food waste exhibition

On Sunday May 29, 2016, the “kNOw Waste” Food Exhibition was held at Tansley Woods Community Centre in Burlington to educate individuals and raise awareness about the impact of food waste and to promote responsible consumerism. It was organized by Chris Choi, a Notre Dame High School student, and Taylor Meneghini and Rishia Burke from…

Ugly Fruits and Veggies … Beauty is Only Skin Deep

As you start to harvest fruits and veggies from your home or community garden, it is very likely that you will come across an “imperfect” one. Perhaps it is a misshapen radish, a deformed strawberry, or a cracked tomato. More commonly known as ugly fruits and veggies, they are cosmetically not quite the same as…

Summer Student Job – Food Waste Researcher

Interested in food waste research and developing educational materials, read more. Application deadline: June 13, 2016.