Has it really been 10 years since all that Y2K malarkey?
I've enjoyed my little blog break, lots of hanging out together, sharing the household craziness with visiting family and marveling with Tim over just how fast the kids can turn a clean & tidy (well sort of) house into absolute shambles!
We've notched up another camping trip....
.......and that was the only picture I got. We have a few more trips planned for this summer, and having abandoned the hiking trips of old and embraced the family-style-car-camping, we now own one of these (or a cheaper version)
I'm not one for New Years resolutions however I have been inspired by this. There are so many things that I would like to do, make, change that sometimes it all gets a bit of a muddle with not much focus given to any one thing. I like the idea of making one change each month and being conscious of that decision for the entire month. For this month I want to concentrate on the food we eat at our place. This was partly inspired by an article I read recently in WME which included the following
- food production now accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse emissions and requires almost three-quarters of the world's fresh water supply
- today three quarters of the world food sales are processed items (adding to the resource use)
- half a person's eco-footprint is food related
- growing more of our own food
- better planning of our meals to avoid waste
- eating less meat and dairy (I'm struggling with the concept of reducing my butter intake although I know I should)
So to get the ball rolling
Frozen peas are considered a real treat at our place (the fresh ones never make it into the kitchen from the garden). Apparently lemon goes with everything at the moment.
I'm off to plan the rest of the weeks menu based on what we have in the garden, pantry, fridge and freezer. I expect much inspiration from my Christmas present.
Also if you have jumped on the kale bandwagon and have a swag of it in the garden but you're not sure what to do with it, do this, so so good.