Over the years I have watched many cookery/lifestyle programmes on the TV. There have been many which I have enjoyed and in some cases re-created the recipes. The influence these programmes have on our everyday life can have surprising results.
I remember when Delia Smith used a certain dish people were flooding to the shops in their droves to buy that particular dish. When she used a certain type of white eggs in one of her dishes again all white eggs were being sold out at an alarming rate.
The one programme which has revolutionised my attitude to food and cooking has got to be River Cottage, specifically the inspirational Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Over the years Hugh has promoted and inspired us to
Growing your own vegetables
Cooking hearty meals with local produce
Keep Chickens, Geese and Ducks
Buy ethically produced foods
Preserving & Pickling what we grow
Make our own Cider, Beer and Wine
Make our own crafts
Manage our land
Discover and Harvest Wild Foods
All this had led us on the journey towards a simpler, greener life!
I have connected with some great people along our journey who are also inspired by this wonderful man.
One of the best places to exchange ideas and discover more about various issues is through a forum. A place where we can ask questions and connect with other people who are like minded.
I am so excited about a new forum I have been involved with I would urge you to check it out , it is called "The Handmade Life" and you can find it here!
Do check it out! You will be very welcome!