Day One

OK, it’s day one for me. I got back from the North Island yesterday, and the cupboards and fridge are pretty bare. So here is a photo of what I’m starting with (plus some local goat’s cheese). Are those local oats? No – instead of oats, I’ll be using barley, rye and wheat flakes from…

5 reasons to be a locavore

Reduce environmental carbon. The distance that our food travels to get to us costs us in carbon emissions and consequently an increase in dangerous warming to our climate. Health. If your food hasn’t been picked before it is ripe, stored in a fridge or freezer and shipped a long distance before you buy it, it…

Dinner experiment

Selena and I have been chatting and comparing notes, getting ready for the challenge. It’s been a busy time, with lots on at work and with 350.org for me. I haven’t been thinking much about what I have been cooking and eating – a fair bit of pumpkin soup, as I grew a number of…