It’s easy for food in your fridge to become a burden. The use-by-date looms and before you know it you’ve failed (again) to make it last.

But a few simple changes can help. Why not swap some of your fresh fruit and veg for frozen or canned? They’re rich in nutrients and last much, much longer. Or freeze those last white slices and use them later for toast or garlicky croutons. It’s not stale bread, it’s cooking bread.

Throwing away spoiled food is a waste of all the hard work and money that’s gone into farming and transporting it – so let’s make food work for us instead of the other way round.