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One thing we have learnt this week – kinder country

Does snow make for a kinder country?  It was noticeable how life changed when a fair amount of snow created complete disruption.  (We can argue about whether we need to spend a lot of money to make our infrastructure snow … Continue reading

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harvest festival

“The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1) Its so long ago that we had a harvest festival service at my church I almost cannot remember it.  The origins … Continue reading

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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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One thing we have learnt this week – greens shortage

The UK is suffering a greens shortage.  This has been so far a bit of a middle class crisis and no more.  First the news was full of a shortage of courgettes (zucchini) but since has expanded to lettuce.  The … Continue reading

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In praise of pulses

Having grown up in Madagascar, I have plenty of time for pulses. You could buy a dozen varieties on the local markets, all lined up in baskets and sold by the tin-full. There was a wide range of colours and … 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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One thing we have learnt this week – foraging

Is it going to be a good year for foraging?  Last week I went on the train to a family funeral shortly after going on holiday. What’s interesting is going to different parts of the country to see how agriculture … Continue reading

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