Tuesday, 6 November 2012
The various jobs that Salty Dog has had on boats include slaving away in the galley. catering for posh American people who give her enormous tips for the privilege. So when she came to supper she was all too keen to help with the cooking. Now I thought that I'm not all that wasteful when it comes to food but she showed me how to take thrifty eating to a new and unexpectedly delicious level. She washed and shallow fried my vegetable peelings and sprinkled them with seasalt to make a tasty and nutritious pre-dinner snack that she'd served to those seafaring guests. And why not? Most of the goodness is reputedly in the skin of fruit and veg after all.. Goodness knows what she's doing with the carrot peel in the sieve here though. Dangling it over a pan of boiling chickpeas is not part of the procedure. Then again, I'd had a couple of cook's glasses of wine when I took the picture and failed to notice that she was doing something strange.
For those of you who want to take this idea further, follow this link. You may never see fruit and veg food 'waste' in the same light ever again!