Make the most of your Halloween pumpkin
FOLLOWING this week's Halloween, don't waste the food goodness of this month's scary pumpkin displays.
Easy recipes to turn pumpkin flesh and seeds into tasty treats are among lots of simple advice about wasting less food from Somerset's Green Routine waste prevention campaign.
October's "tasty treats" campaign theme could bring big savings, as the average family throws away £13 a week of food that could have been eaten - more than £50 a month or £600 a year.
Green Routine is inviting everyone to try the Love Food Hate Waste challenge, such as:
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Keep a food waste diary to see the savings that can be achieved.
Before shopping, plan meals.
Keep pad and pen in the kitchen to record as things run out.
Buy foods that can be used for several different dishes for flexibility.
Find food with long use-by dates or fresh items for freezing if required.
Check fridge, freezer and cupboards weekly to stop unplanned purchases.