In May 2017 I set myself a 90 day challenge to buy all my food (eating in and out) from local independent retailers, at the end of the 90 days it had made such an impact on me that I committed to continuing supporting my local suppliers indefinitely. A year later I’m proud to confirm … Continue reading A year of shopping locally
February has been my first full month at home this year, after being lucky enough to have an amazing break over Christmas and New Year in Australia and New Zealand. The builders have pretty much gone, and the extensions almost finished, although work is due to start on the kitchen soon (not looking forward to … Continue reading February 2018 – shop local
I made the effort to visit the bakers and the butchers today and we enjoyed a tasty breakfast sandwich this morning, followed by tasty roast pork for dinner.
Nearly six months of buying all my food from local independent retailers.
20 weeks of shopping locally and supporting independent businesses
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid we had bread with pretty much every meal. Then along came the low-carb fad diets and my intake of bread was drastically reduced. In recent years, I’ve made my own bread: but honestly, it takes flipping ages, and usually by the time its proved, … Continue reading Good bread is my ultimate convenience food
So far it’s been a beautiful bank holiday weekend, I hope you are all enjoying it as much as me. it’s been a busy weekend which started on Friday with a lovely sunny brunch at Faro to celebrate my friends birthday earlier in the week. We then travelled up to friends in Leeds for the … Continue reading Week 14
Wow, over 13 weeks into my shop local challenge, time has really flown, and I’ll post a blog on day 90 to summarise, but first what have I been up to this week? I attempted a lentil roast for lunch on Sunday, I checked a few recipes online but didn’t have all the ingredients, so … Continue reading Day 87
Today is the first day I’ve shopped since my last blog post – 10 days ago. Last night we finished the last of the veg box from a fortnight ago (potatoes and cabbage) along with stuffed burgers I froze a few weeks ago and spicy beans made with some store cupboard essentials. This isn’t that … Continue reading Day 56