Category Archives: Local food

Enough! how did it go? milk and plastic

And as I examine the close link between food and waste, I realise that this post could just as well be headed ‘food’. Spurred on by observing that I was responsible for a worrying number of empty plastic milk containers … Continue reading

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My week in food (w/c 18.1.21)

Although I wasn’t really thinking about it, looking back I see I did all sorts of things that fitted with the theme. Some habits are now so ingrained and just normal that I have to think hard about it to … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food! – hope for a different future

Last year I twice (virtually) encountered Carolyn Steel, a visionary thinker who envisions us solving many of our (self-created) problems with food. The first time I came across her was actually many years ago, when I read her book ‘Hungry … Continue reading

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Time and time again

I’ve written before about the importance of time as an essential, often unspoken, ingredient in food. There can be no better examples of this than when we make fermented foods or grow our own food. I spent much of today … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 22 (Saturday)

And another weekend has rolled around. Our last one in (this) lockdown, though the differences between lockdown and what comes next will be slight. Especially for those of us who are disinclined to do whatever we’re ‘allowed’ to do, and … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: plums are not the only fruit

The world may be going to hell in a handcart, but the local fruit harvest this year looks phenomenal. On my small patch I have a bumper crop of ripe figs – enough for me to be able to pick … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 92

Another relaxing relaxed day.  Starting off on the allotment (while Malcolm met a friend at an RSPB site).  I walked down to the river to meet up with a friend for coffee out – something previously so ordinary now such … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 88

Today we should have been setting off for a visit to the Black Forest.  Our plan was to drive there this time and take our bikes. Once we arrive, the car stays put and we mostly walk, and rely on … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 85

A busy day, and warm and humid. Today marked the real start of the harvest season for me.  I picked 3lb of redcurrants and have cooked them ready for straining to make redcurrant jelly tomorrow  I also picked my very … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 54

A very quick post today, because I didn’t have time to write during the day and I’m very tired – 4;45 wake up is just too early. But it’s been such a good day.  Glorious weather, and the freedom to … Continue reading

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