There are so many wonderful ways to make fruit and veg exciting for kids, even if they already love it. In this feature, Laleh Mohmedi from Jacob’s Food Diaries shares her approach…
I’m writing this on 29 February, that strange extra day that’s shoehorned into every fourth year to make the calendar year and the earth’s celestial year align with one another.
In this second part of Daniel’s article on ethical shopping, he explains what to look out for when buying animal products and how to stay smart when you do your weekly shop.
We’re increasingly hearing the words “sustainable”, “ethical” and “higher-welfare” being used to talk about the food we buy. We’re also hearing that it’s better to eat local, seasonal food, and that we should watch out for food miles. But what does all of this actually mean, and how are we supposed to know what’s best to buy?
Just like so many other vitamins and minerals, a daily balance of omega fatty acids is necessary to keep us in tip-top health. Our bodies can’t make these fatty acids, so it’s down to us to help ourselves by including omega-rich foods in our diets.
After an indulgent and expensive festive season, there’s no better time to knock up a warming bowl of tasty, nutritious soup that’s easy on the pocket, too.
Most of us are now aware of which foods we should and shouldn’t be consuming on a regular basis, but it’s how much we eat, as well as what we eat, that can have just as big an impact on our long-term health.
The Western world wastes three times the amount of food needed to feed the planet’s hungriest people. From our farms to our supermarkets, tonnes of perfectly edible food ends up in landfill, while statistics suggest that the average family in the UK throws away £700 worth of food a year – that’s £12 billion nationwide.
There’s always a lot to do in December, but not much time in which to do it before the Christmas holidays begin. Short days and grotty weather don’t help matters. Ideally, I’ll have finished weeding the vegetable beds by then, so that in January I can concentrate on mulching them.
October is a month of unstoppable transition. There’ll even be a few summer crops still doggedly carrying on but ripening ever more slowly.