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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A growing passion
Nov26

A growing passion

It has come to this time of year again where the winter woolies come out. While activity in the garden never stops we focus on preparation and maintenance for next year, and there is certainly less coming out the ground. But there is still something coming out the ground. Bute Produce are once again delivering their living Christmas trees to members of the community, and my goodness how the trees have been growing. Despite the frosts...

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Visit for Incredible Edible Network
Sep13

Visit for Incredible Edible Network

During the first week of September we were joined by a visitor from the Incredible Edible Network. Sarah Ward was keen to see how the Incredible Edible Bute group had come into ‘fruition’ and how Fyne Futures had helped transform the West Church derelict land into the Chapel Hill accessible raised beds. The network were particularly keen to learn of how positive action helps promote health benefits and build community...

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