Friday, May 17, 2013

Food Revolution Day

Today, I'm taking part in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day, along with a number of other bloggers, including Emma from The Scoop on Nutrition. Thanks for the heads-up, Emma - I might have missed this if not for your tweets. :)

What's it all about? The FRD website explains it this way:

Food Revolution Day on 17 May is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It's a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it. The first Food Revolution Day took place on 19 May 2012 with more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries. Find out all about Food Revolution Day 2012 here.

One of the focuses of this particular challenge is to use local ingredients wherever possible. Luckily for me, living on the outskirts of the city means that we have actual farms on our doorstep. So this morning after having my pesky elbow x-rayed, I zipped up the road to Yan Yean to the local orchard and berry farm and picked up some goodies that were produced right there - only 6km from my front door. 

Today there was nobody manning the shop, so they had priced packs of fruit and veg on tables outside with a "leave your money in the tin" note. Cute. :) 

Butternut pumpkin, Pink Lady apples, Beurre Bosc pears & the last raspberries of the year.
Obviously, I have a fridge, freezer and pantry full of ingredients too, but these - plus some of our home-grown herbs - will be the feature of my meal. 

Not being very well at all organised, I haven't decided exactly what I'm making yet, but I will come up with something. I'm supposed to use one of Jamie's recipes - as we own three of his cookbooks and so many of his recipes are online, I'm sure I can easily find something using my chosen ingredients.

I'll be back later with my report.

You could join me and cook something spectacular yourself - if you do, please leave me a comment and/or a link to your blog post. Or just follow what other people are producing in their kitchens on Twitter or Instagram: the hashtag is #FRD2013


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