22 November 2015

Eat And Run Foodie Book Club

Eat And Run by ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek has been my favourite book of from the Foodie Book club this year. I'm not a runner and I'm not vegan but I found this book so moving and inspiring that, I was left in awe at what the human body can achieved and definitely had a motivated I can do it spring in my step after I finished it.

Next month we'll be reading 

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October Foodie Book Club A Taste Of My Life Raymond Blanc
August Foodie Book Club The Good Life By Helen and Scott Nearing
July Foodie Book Club The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimbal and Accidental Farmers by Tim Young

7 November 2015

Best Advent Calendars For Grown Ups 2015

These are my favourite foodie advent calendars this year. I hunted high and low and narrowed it down to just these four advent calendars. They're all aimed at adults and contain a much better treat than the usual bit of cardboard like chocolate. 
It took great restraint just to open door one of each calendar for the video. I can't wait for December to start now.

Do you have an advent calendar or do you think they're just for the children?
Family Fever

3 November 2015

War On Waste

What did you think of the Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's new show War On Waste which was on BBC1 last night? I didn't see it when it aired but heard about it via Facebook this morning when I discovered most of my feed filled with calls to boycott Morrisons. Wondering what all the fuss was about I loaded it up on BBC iplayer and watched it over breakfast.

1 November 2015

Vegan Grocery Haul and Meal Plan

Today is World Vegan Day, it's also the start of national sausage week. Surprisingly, it was still an easy choice to try out a vegan diet this month. I'll have a full round up of how I find it at the end of the month. But the shopping and meal planning was easy.

The meal plan for this week is at the end of the grocery haul. What's on your meal plan this week?

30 October 2015

October Allotment Round Up

It's been a slow month on the plot. Weekly video diaries from the plot run from Y1E39 to Y1E42 on this years allotment play list. The last video is of of salmon jumping up the weir at the river that runs along the bottom of the plots. I've never seen the salmon jumping before but it's been drawing great crowds down at the weir. I headed down there with my camera to see if I could get anything on film. I was blown away by the power of the salmon and sat watching them for several hours. Yet, I don't think I saw a single on make it over

Back on the plot the greenery has now nearly all disappeared just like the rhubarb plants. Last year, the rhubarb shrivelled away to obscurity in the blink of an eye. I was convinced the previous plot holders had returned in the dead of the night and dug it out of the ground. I've watched it closely this year with as it melted back under the ground with a fond smile at my naivety before we'd started growing last year. it's been a great learning curve and I can't wait to utilise it all next year.

This year is slowing down but it's definitely not stopping completely, I want to keep the plot producing over the winter and planted onions, garlic and tatsoi this month. I'm also wondering if there's still time for a quick bit of swiss chard before the first frost.

How has your month on the plot been?