Tag Archives: Local food

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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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 81

A good day. I like to make my  almost daily walk purposeful if it’s just a local one, and today was no exception.  To start off with I took myself off to our local shopping street where we are fortunate … 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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In the time of the virus: day 18

Lke us, you may be becoming more closely acquainted with the hidden depths of your kitchen cupboards.  Re-evaluating those odd jars and tins of things that, despite good intentions, you never quite got round to using – until now. I’ve … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 16

My days (and weeks) are beginning to develop their own pattern and form, which is what I was hoping for. Mornings always begin with a quiet, relaxing breakfast reading the day’s Guardian – a reliable and always interesting source of news, … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 11

This morning, for no particular reason, I woke up out of sorts and crabby.  I slept well, the sun was shining, and no-one I know is ill at the moment – all good reasons for feeling cheery and upbeat.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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January round up

That was an odd month.  Beset by a (minor but persistent) bug that got Malcolm several times and me just once (thankfully), we did far less than planned and intended. A visit to London to see good friends was postponed … Continue reading

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What I did and didn’t do this summer (garden, allotment, kitchen update)

As ever, lots of good intentions, and the expectation of a quieter, simpler summer this year.  Wherever did that idea come from?  Life has been as busy as ever, and punctuated by three unseasonal cold/flu viruses.  All reasons (not excuses, … Continue reading

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