Category Archives: sustainability

Morrison’s Market Street

Hmmm… interesting.  I’m not sure what to make of Morrison’s new market street concept.  Our local Morrison’s got the make over in the last few weeks and has now reopened complete with a hugely diversified range of vegetables kept on … Continue reading

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Seasonal veg

Can I share a pet peeve with you? “Seasonal” Veg. That’s what. Say, you go for lunch at a pub, pay a tenner or more for a plate of food which comes with a medley of “seasonal vegetables”. Three times … Continue reading

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shower scene with lions

I’ve had comments, so perhaps I should explain that I’ve not been missing; the whole of winter has been a dream and now its time to emerge from the shower.  Which’ll mean nothing to those who didn’t watch dodgy American … Continue reading

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What a lot of errr… manure!

Very exciting!  We have a mountain of dung!  Fortunately I was free when we got a call to say a trailer full of cow poo could be delivered in 20 minutes and we have literally tonnes of the stuff now.  … Continue reading

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The OK Life

Adult life brings its disappointments: £100, it turns out, is not a fortune. Going to bed at any time you like, means going to bed at a sensible time unless you want to feel like the living dead. You don’t … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in the Bokashi Bin…

The bin arrived sharpish, together with somewhat surprising instructions. Turns out Bokashi Bins don’t do teabags!  However as the plan is to do the Bokashi bin thing then compost the results, I reckon what one set of bugs don’t get … Continue reading

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I wasted food (quite a bit)

His Nibs was away, I was being lazy. But worse still, I’ve not got the hang of vegetables being ready when they choose to be ready, rather than when I want them to be ready.   I didn’t use a … Continue reading

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In praise of the paper bag

When our local green grocer sells us fruit and veg, he sells us just the amount we want and he puts it in brown paper bags. Back at home, the bags fold down flat and take up virtually no space … Continue reading

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Vegetable offset scheme proposed

Having an allotment is great, we have access to beetroot greens whenever we want them, we can pick green toms to have with our marrow glut in chutney. However, it does sadly mean that I’m visiting our local greengrocer less … Continue reading

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Extreme composting

Mass for mass we compost more than we throw at home, which is great as the allotment is to organic matter as black holes are to cosmic matter. Its incredibly easy, you dump your peelings, apple cores and the like … Continue reading

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