Introductions…

April 21, 2007 at 10:06 pm Leave a comment

I’ve set this blog up so I can write about environmental issues (mostly food-related, in all probability), trying to combine an amateur analysis of what is reported in the news, along with my own personal efforts to do what I can for the planet. It’ll probably be a mixture of recipes I like, forays into growing things, musing about food shopping and raving about places that I like and why it’s so important to preserve them. Initially, posting may be fairly sporadic, as I’m (theoretically) revising for my finals, but once I move into a ‘real’ house in the summer, I look forward to posting about that.

I love cooking, so I love having good quality, fresh ingredients, and I grew up in the depths of rural Northumberland, so I am quite passionate about local, seasonal shopping and fair prices for producers and manufacturers. I also love being outdoors, and growing things, though at the moment I’m limited to a few herb plants on my windowsill. I’m going to put my name down for an allotment next year, but I’ve heard horror stories about waiting times, so I won’t hold my breath.

I also spend a lot of time reading the papers and getting apoplectic about things, so there may be the odd rant on here as well……

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Entry filed under: pensiveness.

Seethe, seethe, seethe…

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