They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the men in the Steeple aren’t taking a back seat when it comes to matters of the kitchen or the pocket!
They learned how to reduce food waste recently, at a cookery demo which was sponsored by Antrim Borough Council and took place at Men’s Shed.
Antrim Borough Council is sponsoring a number of cookery demonstrations over the next few weeks which promote the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign.
They encourage local people to make the most of the money they spend on delicious foods by making sure nothing is wasted.
Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Brian Graham, said: “Learning these fantastic ways to prevent food waste can save us all a lot of money and also save the environment.
“Even the leftovers which can’t be used again, such as peelings and bones, can be recycled through your brown bin and made into compost making sure that absolutely nothing gets wasted.”
Eoin McAnuff, Project Co-ordinator of AMH’s Men’s Shed, added: “Since the Shed opened in July 2013, the Shedders have been taking part in a variety of activities to increase and hone their many skills and talents.
“The shed now has many keen and prolific cooks and gardeners and this has been a great opportunity to add another string to their bow.”
John Davis, Service Manager with Action Mental Health New Horizons Antrim, added: “The opening of the Men’s Shed at our premises in Steeple Road has been a great success.
“The Shedders and Antrim New Horizons clients have worked together on several projects that have been of benefit to everyone.
“We look forward to the Shedders sharing their new found knowledge on preventing food waste and recycling with us, so that we can all change some of our bad habits.”
For more information on how to reduce your food waste and recycle through the brown bin service visit www.antrim.gov.uk/foodwaste