Zero Waste Town – Bute
Apr17

Zero Waste Town – Bute

The Zero Waste movement is global, with many people, local and national governments agreeing the need for action to tackle the levels of resources going into landfill or our oceans.  When Bute was successful in gaining status as Scotland’s 2nd Zero Waste Town, we gained recognition as part of Zero Waste Europe.  We made the commitment that through our communities actions there would be less residual waste and higher levels of...

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Merry Christmas

We wish you all a green Christmas. The office is now closed until Wednesday 28th December...

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There’s more to buy Heritage Tatties than you know…
Aug05

There’s more to buy Heritage Tatties than you know…

Monday 25th July was an exciting day for Bute Produce, after 3 years of careful nurturing the first crop of Bute Heritage Potatoes was forked from the earth.  We were gifted just 5 tubers of 3 heritage varieties from SASA – Beauty of Bute (1912), Pride of Bute (1892) and Marquis of Bute (1914).  Learning the art of cultivating, over-winter storing seed, and increasing the crop year on year has been challenging and rewarding for...

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Mug Up On Portions

Much of the food we waste is thrown out because we prepared, cooked and served too much[1]. Love Food Hate Waste has an online portion planner to help you calculate the correct portion for adults and children.  If you are not keen on getting the scales out every time you cook, why not make your own measuring mug for those items where it’s hard to guess right, such as rice and pasta? Half a mug of uncooked rice is usually the right...

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Grate Stuff

Whether grating by hand or by using the food processor, grating blocks of your favourite hard cheese, especially when it’s on offer, will save both money and time as grated frozen cheese is easy to cook with.  Grating veg for your own coleslaw can give new life to onions, carrots and cabbage that may be getting a bit tired.  Even grating citrus fruit zest onto a piece of cling film, wrapping it tightly and freezing it will make good...

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