In the food box this week: Mind-blowing fruit

This week’s fruit and veg CSA box was REALLY exciting. And I mean it. Here’s a peek at some of the types of fruits we received: Blood plum, yellow champagne watermelon, mango, lychees,… Continue reading

Food resolutions for 2014 part 3: End food waste

Ahoy there! Here’s part three of my reflections on Food Tank’s food resolutions for 2014. 3. End Food Waste On ending food waste, Food Tank states: “More than 1.3 billion tons of edible… Continue reading

Food resolutions for 2014 part 2: Eat seasonal produce

Happy Friday! Here is part two of my thoughts on the 14 Food Resolutions for 2014 from Food Tank. 2. Eat seasonal produce It’s a wonderful slogan, but this point is more complex and… Continue reading

In the food box this week: tomatoes and a surprise

Here are a couple of photos of some of the lovely fresh stuff we received this week in our food box. Some tasty, mixed tomatoes: And this intriguing wee thing, which was about… Continue reading

Food resolutions for 2014

Let’s dodge the cynicism for a moment and discuss resolutions for the new year. Like most people I can’t help but think about what I can do to be better in the coming… Continue reading

Using dried beans, chickpeas, and lentils

For a long time I had misconceptions about beans, chickpeas, and lentils. When I used these (now, close) friends in meals it was irregular, but exclusively from cans. In a previous house, my… Continue reading

Spice cookies (plus preparing dough for later)

There is never a time when cookies are not appropriate. In particular, there is never a time when the spices cookies from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Jerusalem are not appropriate. These cookies are… Continue reading

Golden Nuggets, and the confounding courgette

These mysterious orange friends turned up in our CSA box. They look like miniature, North American halloween, pumpkins; they’re a variety of winter squash called golden nugget. Cute as they are, squashes, pumpkins,… Continue reading

Eating food

One of the best things in life is eating food. Strange as it may seem, despite having agency over my eating for a decade or so, I have only consciously been feeding myself food… Continue reading