Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Broad Bean, Bacon and New Potato Salad

I planted my own broad beans back in February full of anticipation and excitement for that day when I could finally snap the pods from the plant, lightly cook them and enjoy them just as they are. To say I was jealous of the broad beans at the farmers' market is an understatement. I couldn't possibly buy any and cheat on my home grown ones...could I? 
Some of my broad beans are at the mangetout stage and I enjoy the occasional one immensely straight from the plant. They've a bit more growing to do before I can make my broad bean houmous. Until then the big, fat, shiny green beans from the farmers' market will keep me going.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste is a campaign I'd heard of before but didn't know too much about. Over the weekend they attended the Newbury farmers' market so I got a chance to find out more about it. It is a national campaign to try and get us all to be less wasteful. Every year in the UK we throw away £10 billion worth of food. That's mad.  

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Petersfield Food Festival 2011

Petersfield is not too far from me and I was informed that there was a food festival taking place with 140 stall holders. Sounded like a pretty good place to be to me! There were so many stalls and so many people it was crazy. Good crazy though. Fortunately there were very many cafés and restaurants around to sit down when you needed a break from shovelling small amounts of chutney in your face.