June 30, 2020

Eating the last pickle doesn’t mean your pickle jar is empty! Consider: pickle juice. The brine is salty, acidic, complex, and sometimes even comes with herbs and spices that can enhance everything from a salad to a cocktail. Or, bread. It’s lovely in bread. 

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June 5, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Lesley L. of Providence, Rhode Island, reports that concern about access to vegetables led her to reevaluate stems, seeds and other parts that might have otherwise gone to waste. Luckily for us, she’s sharing her findings on squash seed r...

April 24, 2020

Overwhelmed with holiday cookies? Did your latest baking experiment yield less than amazing results? Contemplating some store-bought cookies on the verge of going stale? 

Don’t let them go to waste! Instead, upcycle them into truffles!

Cookie truffles transform just...

March 10, 2020

Cauliflower cores and stems don’t need to be discarded! They may seem all hard and unapproachable, but with a little coaxing in some boiling water and a nice blend with some beans, oil and garlic, you’ll be on your way to a nice dip, side dish or even a component of a...

February 12, 2020

A chard stalk is a silly thing to waste. It’s so pretty! And so delicious, and not terribly fibrous, which makes it especially adaptable for recipes. If you invested in a bunch of chard for a recipe that only requires the leaves, I’d first suggest seeing if there’s a w...

January 10, 2020

The first time you make candied citrus peels, you might feel like you’re somehow cheating. After all, these gummy-bear-like candies cost pennies to make, but when you wrap them up as a gift or display them on your dessert table, they’ll glitter like jewels.

All this fro...

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