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Recently I was introduced to a lovely lady organising the Rangiora Food Swap. I've never been so excited to work on a job as I was when I realised what she was up to!
Check this out. Such a wonderful initiative.
http://www.rangiorafoodswap.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/RangioraFoodSwap
She got me thinking about doing good... I try my best, but can always do more, so I have decided to do this:
If you feel so inspired, I would love for you to share this around. Or! Join me..I am hoping to start a food swap of my own also. If there are any Aucklanders keen to be a part of something like this, gimme a yell and I will get the ball rolling!
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Inspired by my favourite book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I have decided to take on a bit more of a challenge with my food sourcing, preparing and eating habits. Being more conscious and resourceful is something I feel really strongly about but have not really practiced these habits when it comes to what I eat. Over the summer I managed to live off 80% locally grown/produced food, but winter is a little harder! Although, having just moved to Hawkes Bay I have actually made things a whole lot easier..
In the following weeks I will be posting photos of my efforts, along with re-reading A,V,M and another goody from the Riverford farm so this could get intense!!!
This week I found my new milk supplier! Stoked! This milk is fresher than fresh, and if I leave it to settle in the fridge overnight, by morning I get a nice cream top perfect for making butter. Livin' the dream yeowwww!
Butter is so simple to make!
Grab a jar for your cream, add some salt and shake! Once it develops its colour and form, pour off the liquid into a separate container. Give your butter a wash and squeeze (!) with cold water. Then the residue liquid can be added to the container and shizaammm you have buttermilk too!!
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