Anyone else out there feeling that bed is the most inviting place in the universe and that the compulsion to consume all things carbohydrate is unbeatable?
I blame it on our in-built instinct to hibernate, although gadget man’s retort is that we are not animals and that I should get my human head on!
Anyway, maybe hibernation […]

Organic re-education Part Two

Now that I am becoming convinced that organic food will be eaten if put in front of my perverse children, I feel ready to move on to Phase Two. This involves dropping lesser known facts about organic farming into conversation without it looking like I am trying to be persuasive.
My two major obstacles in this […]

Organic re-education

I was truly taken aback last week, when my eleven year old son picked up a packet of Fox’s mini Crinkle Crunch biscuits and suddenly threw them down in horror.
“Ugh!” he exclaimed “these are organic. They’ll be minging! (youthspeak for disgusting)”
The words of the market gardener from my strawberry picking expedition rang in my ears. […]

Bring on the beans!

I watched the news report on Monday about cows and their contribution to climate change with disbelief. Not disbelief that the Ten O’clock News had a report on flatulence. Nor disbelief that tents are erected around the cows to monitor their methane production. Not even disbelief that scientists are looking for the perfect grass mix […]

Just a spoonful of sugar…

“Just a spoonful of Fairtrade sugar makes the world a fairer place.” according to the Fairtrade Foundation. I don’t know about just a spoonful - since I’ve been baking regularly, I’ve been getting through sugar mountains. All sorts - raw cane, golden caster, Demerara, Muscovado - in all sorts of yummy recipes (see below*).
During the […]