Category Archives: Food

ode to autumn

Autumn is upon us.  Like you can smell spring, there is a palpable change on the last days of August and beginning of September.  Whatever the days are like there is a nip in the air in the evenings and … Continue reading

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Food waste feast

Food waste feast is a TEARFUND event that I attended at our church last Friday evening.  Over 30% of global food production is wasted.  Where this proportion of food is wasted depends on where it is produced.  In the developing world … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – organic farming

The BBC consumer programme  “You and Yours” was turned over to organic farming for a whole programme on Monday.  The programme looked at a variety of aspects of organics from a Danish and UK perspective.  Denmark was chosen since it … Continue reading

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Lent

Lent has crept up on us all this year perhaps since it is so early (can we please have a fixed date for Easter).  My lent guide book started talking about food.  Its a little known fact that the medieval … Continue reading

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edible weeds

Many weeds are edible weeds although this is not widely known.  Faced with an epidemic of two weeds in particular I thought I had better put this edible weeds theory in practice and try and eat my way to controlling … Continue reading

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Lent starts

With Lent having started people are expressing ideas of what to give up. In recent years the idea of a carbon fast has emerged. The oil lamp is going to throw its hat in the ring and make a few … Continue reading

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Genes and breeds

I read an obituary of someone called Joe Henson this week, founder of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.  For those of you in the UK his son Adam is a presenter of “Countryfile” and Joe has featured on it a … Continue reading

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Apple day an update

Around this time in late October, many places around the UK are celebrating Apple Day.  It’s a commemoration launched by the charity “Common Ground” back in 1990, to celebrate “apples, orchards and local distinctiveness”.  We have good reason to celebrate:  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – harvest

I’ve watched two programmes this week of a three parter called “Harvest”.  Its a look at harvest time from the perspective of different crops and farmers in widely different parts of the UK.   “Harvest” has been really interesting, but also very … Continue reading

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“treeconomics” -trees are good for you

Urban trees are good for your health and wellbeing but could have unrecognised monetary value called “treeconomics” as well.  There are a number of factors which could contribute to treeconomics in urban areas.  The first is the effect on pollution.  … Continue reading

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