The basic rules;
- nothing flown/shipped from over seas - (so irish produce, local as possible)
- no plastic packaging - (which is everything!)
- no heavily processed foods - (mainly because the more processed the more unkown ingredients)
i've a few exceptions, for the time being;
- Milk/buttermilk - tetra paks are 22% plastic. plus i'm not too sure of the sources of ingredients involved in the pastuerisation process or feed for the cattle. Will try source some local producers, that maybe use refillable glass.
- Butter - not entirely sure this is an exception, wether or not plastic is a component of the foil packaging.
- Reduce to clear sections in groceries - Only if there is an abundance of produce. Hate food wastage, especially when its because of a date printed on a package. But mostly I'll avoid buying things here too.
Things I'll want to source;
- Honey - there are plenty of irish honey producers.
- Nuts, seeds, grains - i'm a veggie, i needs me minerals.
- Wild herbs/edible weeds - so far my forraging skills amounts to nettle tea and dandelion rissotto (alas, no more rice...) And its not quite berry picking season
So yes, going to focus the blog on this for the next while. Might make a seperate page for it, somewhere to list food produce and recipes and things. For now, here's some random little sketches;
my niece and nephew made me some geometrically awesome birthday cards;