Leftovers - waste not, want not. Part 1

Eileen Ward Birch By Eileen Ward Birch, 3rd Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A short guide to leftover alcohol in the kitchen and garden


We’re not wine drinkers in our house, but we do have port and sherry, both of which will substitute nicely for red wine. I am assured by those who do drink wine that leftovers can be frozen in ice cube trays for use in cooking. If you are not going to be able to use it up in a reasonable time, or simply drop it into stews and casseroles.
Beer is also great in stews and forms the stock for one of the best classics, carbonade of beef. Stout gives a very rich gravy, so should be used sparingly. It is doubtful that you will have any really large quantity of leftover beers, but it might be worth buying the extra bottle if you spot it on offer.
If you have some beer that is really past it, it makes a great slug trap in the garden, just pour into a container that the slugs can get into, place amongst your vegetables or flowers and watch them die happy. This is so effective that it’s worth seeing if your local publican will let you have some ‘slops’.


Beer, Food, Food Facts, Food Nutrition, Leftover Food, Leftovers, Wine

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author avatar Eileen Ward Birch
I write a lot of biography from my early years in the Black Country.
I also do a little poetry and short stories.
My portfolio includes various non fiction subjects, including reviews and travel.

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author avatar Penny W-T
4th Jul 2013 (#)

This is very useful information Eileen, Ice cube storage methods for left overs can be very cost effective, but I had never heard of this method for removing the slug problem from gardens. Thank you for the advice.

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author avatar Eileen Ward Birch
4th Jul 2013 (#)

It is very effective, but you do have to dispose of the bodies.

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Nov 2013 (#)

Good info.

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