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Make Food, Not Excuses

Yes, ’tis true. There’s nothing worse than turning up to a potluck empty-handed when everyone else has brought dishes that people would stampede to get to. Yet, despite having had the best part of two months to ponder the latest five star makeover – which called for a little gourmet creativity to be applied to our choice of seasonal farmer’s market produce – I sat there yesterday morning, deadline looming and nary an idea in my head about what to bring to the makeover party.


I sipped my coffee and considered the options. Deploying the ‘laptop ate my blogpost’ excuse was top of the list, followed closely by a handwritten sicknote from my Ma. Alternatively, I could take my chances, potter down the road to my local vegetable vendor and hope for inspiration to strike (or, failing that, lightning, in which case I would probably have singed hair but an excellent reason for needing an entirely different kind of makeover). Lucky for you (and for my future hairdressing expenses) the lightning stayed away.

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My most local source of fruit and veg, after my own backyard, that is

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Spud Sunday: Mostly Local

It can hardly have escaped anyone’s notice that eating locally is all the rage these days. Yes indeed, reducing your food miles and growing your own are where it’s at. People who previously didn’t know one end of a spade from the other are suddenly all about raised beds and double digging (for which purpose one sincerely hopes that they are, by now, using the right end of the spade).

Bully for them I say and, yes, bully for me, out there with my wellies on, digging up spuds with the best of them.

But.

But, but, but.

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Dig Up, Dig In

Let’s play a game called “If you had been in my house for dinner last Saturday.”

I’ll tell you about the dinner and you have to guess what made it particularly noteworthy, ok?

Right, here goes.

If you had been in my house for dinner last Saturday:

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