Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wild Food Recipe- Sloe Gin


                      

I have been foraging for quite a few years but for some reason, I have never made Sloe Gin. The berries were not quite ready when I tried to pick them or all of the birds (and cool Sheffield folk) stripped the branches clean by the time I got my act together.  I went to visit a friend who is my foraging buddy. We had one objective this weekend- to make this delicious beverage. Gin is my favourite drink in general, but somehow when infused with Sloe berries it is even tastier. 
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Adventure- Cycle Touring with a Trad Rack

                        Cycling through Llanberis - Photo courtesy of Ellie Fuller 

We planned to finally walk the Pennine Way this summer as it has been on our adventure list for years. A few weeks before we were meant to set off, I have injured my foot whilst running. It was sore with every step so walking 280 miles was out of the question. If you are training for a particular event or you have been planning and training and putting a lot of effort into something, getting injured really sucks.  The solution to not getting disheartened is to become a Jack of all trades. In the world where everything is so specialised and results driven, there is something quite refreshing about giving yourself a permission to not strive to be the best at something but to enjoy many different things.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Buying Meat Zero Waste


When it comes to Zero Waste shopping, the biggest worry that I had was with meat.  Am I going to be able to bring my jars into the shop? Will the butchers trust my containers enough to eradicate any health and safety worries that they might have? I made the decision to eat less but more quality meat so I was looking for a butcher who would be happy to sell me produce zero waste. 
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