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Tip — 20.02.2019

Find Flavour in Everywhere: Pickling for Reducing Food Waste

In some occasions, creative ways to find a solution may be born from need. This is why we invite everyone to think again on kitchen to reduce food waste. Pickling is one of those creative ways from ancient times. Rather it is famine or seasonal conditions, pickling is born from our need of keeping food edible for longer and being sure about nothing goes to waste. In a World that many parts of food going to waste, how many different ways of pickling do we know? Your culinary knowledge will broaden after this article.

Using Pineapple Skins to Create Syrup

When it comes to extracting a flavor, you can even use peels! Mexicans invented a cool way to create a healthy soft drink from scraps. Just dissolve 800 grams of sugar in 5 liters of water and add your pineapple core and peels in it. You can even add some cool spices like cinnamon or anise to enhance its taste. Store your mixture in a big crockpot or plastic bucket and check it every day. When it starts getting slightly fizzy and fermented strain the skins and cores off, you can filter it to use it as a soft drink or adding cocktails.

Not Just Crunchy White Parts to Separate: Delicious Watermelon Rind Pickles

If you like to eat watermelon straight from a slice, white parts may act as a limit for the edible part. But it’s not just like that! You can make crunchy and delicious pickles from the rinds of watermelon. And it’s quite easy. Just take away all the green parts of your watermelon peel and slice the white part into little cubes. Place them in a large stock pot filled with enough water to cover them and cook over high heat until boiling. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until rinds are fork tender or for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside. Prepare your acid brine from vinegar and herbs you like and let your watermelon rinds be pickled in it! They will be kept well for 3 to 4 months.

Infuse Your Ingredients With Vinegar

You can enhance any food with vinegar, both in nutrition and taste. But did you ever thought about enhancing your vinegar in flavor? There is a quite easy method to do that and it will help you to reduce food waste . Just add your favorite leftover herbs in your vinegar and let it infuse for a week. You’ll really love to use your brand new vinegar on your favorite lunch salad!

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