Since living in London I've really struggled with the hard tap water. I want to drink more (and less squash), but the taste I just can't quite cope with.
So, after reading a post by Eco Boost, I thought I'd give bamboo charcoal a try.
For this instalment of Food Friday, I'll be talking about buying produce from your local food market.
For me, my local market is based at Kew Village on the first Sunday of every month, but I also have a few other markets nearby which are open every weekend, which makes food shopping a little easier for fresh items.
I always try to buy my meat direct from the farmers, or at worst, my local butcher, but to get everyday essentials I do a weekly shop at a "normal" supermarket.
Every Friday in May I'll be reviewing different food suppliers and/or supermarkets, starting with Pipers Farm.
I do eat meat, which I know is a controversial choice for a lot of people. I am very strict on the provenance of where it comes from, and I research numerous suppliers before I commit to purchase.
I'm a food lover; in fact I live for food! I enjoy the whole process of planning meals, buying the ingredients and then the cooking/preparing (not that I'm very good at that part though). The trouble is I find it really hard to find produce that is local, free-range and organic. But what does that actually mean? How can I be sure that what I buy is what I'm expecting?
Let's start with the term "organic" - it's a fairly new term, that's been flying about recently but is it actually new? The answer to that is certainly not! Organic farming has been happening for generations; it's just with the introduction of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, amongst other modern farming practices (which began in the early 20th century) that the term has been used to separate this type of farming practice.