FoodMaking food go further Food is a popular way many of us socialise and we spend a good amount of time and money on it. Yet 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses. Half of this is from our homes alone, costing £470 per household per year. You can help stop edible food from ending up in the bin. Tuck into the feast of events, blogs and recipes here and see how easy it is to make the most of your food, and save some money. 3 things you can do today Plan ahead. Take a moment to think about the week ahead - when will you be eating at home? Try and plan a couple of meals ahead, make a list of what you need to buy and only buy what you need. Freeze it. If you cook too much or forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later. Eat your leftovers. If you cook too much or can't finish a meal, pack it for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a doggy bag. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. HomeDo somethingTop tipsRecipesBlogIdeas bankCollaborate Food Orange martini Choose a co-conspirator. Lay your hands on 200ml of gin and infuse it with the peel of 2 oranges for the approximate time that it takes to watch three episodes of Only Fools and Horses. Strain the peel from the gin. You will have 90ml of orange infused gin spare from the recipe, this is for quality control purposes. Please note the exact measurements, the Devil is in the detail. The Collector Vermouth is available online at The Whisky Exchange. Ingredients (Serves 2) 28ml The Collector Vermouth 28 mls Dolin de Chambery Dry Vermouth 110 mls- orange infused gin Enough peel for two twists Method Stir with ice and and strain into two chilled coupe or any available container. Garnish with a twist of orange (face the outside of the peel to the glass and carefully fold it over, this will spray the oils over the glass and the surface of the drink). Drink. Recipe by Jack Bevan at The Ethicurean.