It has been a wonderful get together with some good friends today. We brought a chocolate slice that I baked earlier today.
Only two pieces remain – a sign of a successful bake.
Homemade watermelon syrup was used as a ‘sweetner’ for the chocolate slice (change to my usual recipe).
I only made the syrup, as I had a large watermelon in the fridge just starting to ferment. Instead of composting the watermelon, I decided to attempt to use it ~ some how.
My 2015 resolution is to reduce our food wastage. We already save 100% of our kitchen waste going to landfill by composting / worm farming / bokashi binning etc. This was the next step – not to waste useable food.
In the spirit of being open, I don’t have a lot of previous experience of preserving food e.g. jams, pickling etc. Just decided 2015 was the time to learn and become knowledgeable.
So the watermelon was saved and used by turning it into a sweet desert syrup. The syrup was then used in my chocolate slice. I’d say I am off to a good start.
Here is where I got the inspiration for the watermelon syrup.
Expect more posts on my preserving food experiments (the good, bad and ugly).