That's a very hipsterish/middle class veg box (excuse the stereotype). I have carrots, parsnips and potatoes from Asda...all on special offer at 20p a bag. I think Asda have "rolled back" to the 70s. I saved money but it bothers me...Got Jerusalem artichoke and sweet potatoes in the veg box
I've ALWAYS got cous-cous to use up. It seems as inevitable as odd socks. Yay...I have quinoa...why I don't know but I have it.I already have cous cous in the cupboard, I'm not buying quinoa when I have cous cous to use up!
I've changed veg boxes for next week, local one wasn't actually local foods, like I hoped, thought I would be better supporting local but what's the point if it's just the same as supermarket stuff.That's a very hipsterish/middle class veg box (excuse the stereotype).
Colour me perplexed - if I'd have known leeks were a scarcity in the NE I'd have sent you a food parcel. I'm wounded...you only had to ask. Is your shop the equivalent of @nightshade 's "library" - ie a phonebox? I'll admit...I was going to look at a house in West Yorkshire*...but I'm wondering about the convenience of Lidl. There's a great cosmopolitan Lidl in Piccadilly Gardens. Admittedly, you have to watch out for feral trams and treat the homeless as roundabouts but once you're inside and holstered your weapons it's great!I've managed to order leeks in my shop
Are you self-sufficient - obviously not in jackets and skittles but in veg? I haven't had "old potatoes" for years. Even my mother doesn't say "old potatoes"...just "Jersey Royals". I thought there were only "new potatoes" and McCains [insert appropriate noun] now. I have one friend hung up on potatoes but she's Irish and believes it's her birth-rite.This time of year there isn't much cropping in the UK. They don't call it 'the hungry gap' for nothing . Now is the time for finishing the winter store veg , white cabbage , carrots , old potatoes ...maybe a bit of kale or purple sprouting broccoli if you're lucky .
My cousin bought a 4 bedroom farmhouse with land that included a 2 bedroom cottage; a wood; a swimming pool and outbuildings in mid-Wales. She bought some sheep and retired there with her husband. I asked what she was going to do (it's miles from anywhere). She said "make jam". She's sold it and come back. It was a year long job just to look after the wood. Like Sisyphus, as soon as she'd finished she had to start again. I never saw any jam. That's the trouble - having the time and/or the money to do these things usually coincides with not having the energy to do anything.Now I'm just too damn old to cope with much of any of it
🤣Spent most the afternoon looking at some cowsheds and a quarry for sale .