I am now a container-gardener, cross-stitcher, baker, novice composter, knitter and conservationist extraordinaire, but it all started when my love of food collided with my desire to be ‘green’ and I realised the profound importance of seasonality, regionality and extensive farming. I could equally have called this blog ‘400 things to do with carrots and parsnips between October and April’ or ‘How to maximise the potential of a roast chicken’.

‘Eating the seasons’ is not just about what I eat. It’s a blog about my journey towards my dream of a farmhouse kitchen and space to keep chickens, with the occasional rant thrown in for good measure.

It’s about my conviction that climate change is not just a scientific problem, but also a social one, and fighting it requires more than just bickering about carbon emissions: it requires the dismantling of the apparatus of wasteful consumerism and requires us all to reconnect with the earth and with the people we live amongst.

Thrift, hard work and simplicity can often seem like dirty words in this day and age, but the pleasures of a meal cooked from scratch or a hand-made gift are far greater than any lavish, mass-produced offering.


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. howlingduckranch  |  September 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I like, ‘How to maximize the potential of a roast chicken’…

  • 2. sue  |  October 1, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve long thought there’s a real need for a cookery book, ” 100 Interesting Things to do with a Swede”…


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