GreenTip: Making good use of stale bread

At a loss for how to use that stale bread, or bit of leftover rice from dinner three nights ago?

Here are some tips to avoiding food waste.

-- Cut stale bread into cubes and toast on low to make croutons. Or make french toast or stuffing. Or toast the bread and crumble it to make bread crumbs.

-- Fried rice is better with day-old cooked rice than fresh.

-- When a meal yields leftovers, freeze them immediately. The food will taste better and you won’t be stuck eating the same meal all week.

-- Preserve extra lemons and limes by squeezing the juice into ice cube trays and saving frozen juice for when it’s needed.

-- Older vegetables can be used in stews or stocks.

Source: Small Notebook for a simple home,

Learn about the Herald’s green efforts on the Get Green blog at

Questions? Comments? Got your own tip to share? Contact Ingrid Stegemoeller: 582-1537;