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Reduce Food Waste Tips - from Alison DroverCooking sustainably is all about being conscious about what you cook with and how to reduce food waste by buying local and seasonal, growing your own, being creative in the kitchen and using up left-overs. General 'Waste not' tips from Alison: • The best tip for cutting down food waste is to review your fridge every few days and work out a rough plan of how you are going to use what you have available. It may seem time consuming but it only takes a few minutes and it allows you to prioritize what you need to use up first and also what combinations of food you have available to create with. • Challenge yourself not to go and buy more food until you have really emptied the fridge. Instead of shopping, improvise with what you have, you will find yourself being more creative with your cooking. • Keep a glass bowl in the fridge on one of the higher shelves so you can see it easily. Move any vegetable odds and ends into it on a daily basis, so you know what needs to be used up first. For example a few left over cooked potatoes, an orange and some greens that are going soft can turn into a warm salad of potatoes, salsa verde dressing, orange segments, red onion and perhaps a ripening avocado. Enjoy! • Start or continue to grow your own food. Choose whether it makes sense to grow your own, join a community garden or garden share. Remember to grow food that you want to eat. • Conserve and preserve to avoid waste and to ensure that you are eating food free from additives and chemical preservatives. • Freeze excess fruit and vegetables. • Compost your food waste. It is essential to help control the problems of waste that are contributing to pollution. If this challenges you, please look for alternative composting solutions (ie. worm farms, etc.) Food scraps and garden trimmings account for about 40 percent of waste in residential garbage. As these organic materials degrade in a landfill, they generate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps about 20 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Methane and other greenhouse gases are building up in the atmosphere, thickening the heat-trapping blanket of insulation around the earth. • Buy quality, seasonal, local and ethical produce over imported, cheaper produce. Read more about Alison and her 'Fork in the Field' events.
- Corn - Sweet (2 cobs)
- Oranges - Valencia (500g)
- Apples (750g)
- Banana - Cavendish (750g)
- Zucchini - Small to Medium (500g)
- Cucumber - Green (400g)
- Potatoes - Sebago (1kg)
- Kale - Black (bunch)
- Tomatoes - Round (400g)
- Onions - Red (500g)
- Basil (bunch)
Ingredients · 2 capsicums · 1 brown onion · olive oil · 1 sweet potato · 1 head of broccoli · 4 eggs · a handful of rocket · diced shallots for garnish · salt and pepper · grated mozzarella cheese Instructions First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking pan and cut the capsicum in half, removing…
We often get the question from people ‘why organics’ is more expensive. Read below the answer from our Farmer Al: “Thanks for your feedback. In our opinion nurses should be some of the best paid people on the planet for all the fantastic work that you do. Unfortunately it is also farmers that suffer from…
Ingredients · 2-3 medium beetroots · 250g of pumpkin · 1 brown onion · 3 medium potatoes · 4-5 pieces of kale · 3 handfuls of rocket · feta cheese Dressing ingredients · 1/4 cup of olive oil · 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar · 1 tablespoon of wholegrain mustard · a dash of honey Instructions First, preheat…
Thanks for all your great feedback on the Esky out the front of house concept, great to know at least some of you read my ramblings! We’re still processing the best way forward and will have an update in next weeks newsletter as to how the Esky scheme will work for those of you that want to…
Ingredients · 1 1/2 cups pf white quinoa (can be substituted with rice) · 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil · 1 zucchini (julienned) · a handful of beans · two handfuls of bok choi (cut up) · 1 red onion (cut into thin slices) · 1/2 small cucumber (julienned) · 1/2 teaspoon of salt · 1 teaspoon of sesame…
We’re considering implementing a new voluntary scheme for your home delivered boxes and would really value your feedback. Although we feel that as a business we are doing all that we can to be as sustainable as possible and help look after the environment we are always looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint…
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in February 2016 showed that organic milk contains around 50% more beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic. In addition to organic milk, the nutritional differences also apply to organic dairy like butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt. This study, the largest systematic review of its kind, broke down the data from…
Nothing in life remains the same. There is however, often an idealistic and sentimental view in organic agriculture that things must remain the same to keep up with the traditional founders of the organic agriculture movement. Founders such as Rudolf Steiner, Sir Albert Howard, Lady Eve Balfour and J.I Rodale, who wrote in 1954 “Organics…
The seasons are changing and so is our seasonal produce: As we say goodbye to the last of the organic apples for another 4-6 weeks we welcome back delicious grapes, a perfect healthy snack for any occasion. Mango season is also now in full effect and there is some great stone fruit around, whilst we…
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