Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Power of Food

Well, this is perhaps the penultimate post during my month-long food challenge – the last day I feel is going to be a bit of an anticlimax as I’m at a conference in Woking, so I’ll be miles away from … Continue reading

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little bites of heaven

Having bought out the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, I was prepared for friends coming round for dinner on Sunday: they’d well and truly entered into the spirit of the 50 mile food challenge and although perhaps a little wary about … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Apologies for the slight gap in posts – I’ve had a busy week, but today was a day I’ve been looking forward to all month: the Farmers’ Market. As much as I normally love it, it bore particular importance this month. I’d … Continue reading

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Putting Down Roots

Today’s blog is inspired by the contents of my veg box  – I’m not sure why Carl (from the Veg Box) apologised for the contents this week. The first box of autumn roots is always a pleasure, even the third or … Continue reading

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Spellbound by Spelt

When I first came up with the idea of a fifty mile food challenge for a month, one of my initial concerns was ‘what on earth am I going to have for breakfast?’ I’d normally have muesli or porridge, coffee … Continue reading

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Porridge Heaven…and the end of slugs?

Apologies for the gap but I’ve had lots of meetings this week, many of them Transition based. On Monday I gave a talk to Clevedon Rotary about the Transition Movement and what we’ve been doing so far. I hope you … Continue reading

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Talking of many things… of cabbages and caterpillars

I left the last blog eulogising about how eating local food can bring communities together through the kindness and sharing of produce by friends – so imagine my excitement when I came downstairs yesterday morning, opened my front door and found yet … Continue reading

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Who needs supermarkets when you have friends?

I had thought I was going to write today’s blog all about battery hens as I went to pick up my new ‘girls’ today but in fact the overriding theme has been the basic underlying theme of the Transition Movement ie … Continue reading

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Super Veg

Walking through Castle Park in Bristol today, I was drawn towards a panel put up by Bristol City Council extolling the virtues of growing vegetables, fruit and herbs for their attractive display value as well as for food. And behind the … Continue reading

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Are you mad?!

‘Are you mad? That’s more difficult than being vegan!’ was the response I got when I phoned The Walled Garden at Wrington, explaining that I was only eating food from within a 50 mile radius.  ‘I suppose I could make you … Continue reading

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