What can you do about Global Warming? – Food Theme
May29

What can you do about Global Warming? – Food Theme

There is growing and greater awareness of our global food supply chain.  This can make it difficult to choose local and seasonal from lack of availability at supermarkets.  Have you considered growing your own food?  Lowering the carbon food print by learning to produce your own food can be daunting and very rewarding. The way to self-sufficiency is about taking small actions that build over time.  The good thing...

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What can you do about global warming – food theme?
May08

What can you do about global warming – food theme?

We ran a survey during October to find out what attitudes and behaviours are prevalent on Isle of Bute linking decision about food and impact on climate change.  The results were heartening, and we think useful to those who make up the supply for Isle of Bute. 61.9% of responses strongly agreed that it was important to them to know that producers were local to them. Many people are conscious of what food is in season and are able...

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The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!
Mar28

The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!

Spring in  Scotland is a wonderful time, with four seasons in one day, the best thing to do is be ready with the camera.  However, on a wet Saturday when it is blowing a gale and a bit of comfort is needed, why not explore your kitchen and see what something out of nothing you can create. Daughter and I had such a weekend, and in the freezer under a bag of breadcrumbs (more about that later) we discovered some hidden gems!  Summer is...

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Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?
Dec17

Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?

You look in the fridge and wrapped in cling film is the left-over chicken leg, saved from landfill!  Now what?  Often when we have good intentions with leftovers they just become a space filler on the fridge shelf and then our good intentions come to naught, when, with no inspiration, in the bin the food goes!  Does that sound familiar?  Or are you one of those creative culinaries who can take any ingredient and produce a stunning...

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Isle of Bute Sustainable Food Island?
Jul17

Isle of Bute Sustainable Food Island?

Sustainability is one of the buzz words that everyone is using, but what does it really mean?  When it comes to food there are a particular set of topics which have been developed by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to help bring focus.  These six ‘key issues’ are used to structure an approach to create Sustainable Food Cities, and right across the UK there are many towns and cities which have taken up the challenge. Promoting...

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