I try to eat food in season. Or rather that has been the policy since I moved to my house and first came face-to-face with the seasonal supply of fruit and vegetables through my local organic farm.
However, I was blown away by the choice of food at the Fuel for Schools stall when I dropped my daughter off this morning. It’s hard to get my head round why produce such as onions and carrots were being thrown away.
Now, I’m not actually going to use the carrots in the ratatouille (in case anyone was wondering). It’s a great way of using up not only onions but courgettes and peppers which were somehow found wanting by the supermarkets. There’s also an apple crumble on the go.
First, on Monday, there was an advert for a toilet seat (new) on Freegle. It also happened to be offered by someone living very close by. Second, and equally close by, pebbles that I bought when I took up gardening are going to be picked up by the caretaker of my daughter’s school for a living pond that he has built.
The latter has the added bonus, for me, of clearing a space on the part of the garden that was the patio, which in turn means I can start moving pots off stepping stones. Then I can get down to gardening with greater ease!