In our family, we spend far too much time talking about, making and drinking tea. We love the stuff, and coffee is also up there as a favourite beverage. We have, it would seem, worn out our relatively new kettle, as a result of our addiction. For my husbands birthday we bought him a tea handbook, which provides everything you need to know about growing, processing, making and tasting tea. So now I know a bit more about tea it was time to find out the effect that tea and coffee has on the environment and local communities.
Posts Tagged ‘Eco food’
Fantastic news for fish lovers. There have been some great improvements in the last two years in terms of the humble tin of tuna. Since Greenpeace’s Canned Tuna Guide was launched nearly every brand can tell you where and how their tuna is caught. Tinned tuna has also been included in the recently launched sustainable seafood guide iPhone app.
The inaugural Eco Xpo is on in Sydney from the 6th to the 8th of May. A great chance to peruse whats on offer from the best brands in the industry, check out the sustainable eats and potter amongst the eco-products. Seminars are being given on each of the days. We love staying at the Lane Cove River Tourist Park and they have now introduced Sydney’s first luxury Eco-tent which will be among one of the initiatives they will be discussing on Saturday. If you go on Sunday Beatrice and her husband who run Hemp Gallery are giving a seminar. We got our hemp curtains from them a couple of years ago and absolutely love them. We’ll be heading down to check it out. See you there!
After sweating it out creating a full roast in a steamy kitchen last Christmas, this year it is going to be the simple Aussie seafood BBQ. In Australia the country of origin of the seafood must be displayed but this doesn’t provide much insight into how sustainable the seafood is. What is more confusing is that fish from over exploited and depleted fishstocks regularly grace the shelves of fishmongers. So what should be on and off the Australian BBQ list this Christmas?
With renovations at the forefront of my mind, one idea that has caught my eye is the concept of a green kitchen. We are not just talking eco-friendly materials here, we are talking a living breathing space. Immediately it is clear that there are some logistics that need to be thought through to grow plants inside.There are also different levels you can take this theme to, from a pot on the windowsill to a kitchen jungle. So how can we integrate a living green kitchen into our plans?
Its a subject close to my heart – chocolate. Over the years I have become a chocolate devotee. Dinner isn’t complete if it isn’t rounded off with a couple of squares of the dark stuff. But there can be a dark side to chocolate, excuse the pun.
I’ve made it my mission to investigate the impacts of chocolate, and while eating chocolate might take a toll on the waistline, there are a number of choices you can make to ensure your conscience isn’t weighed down.