The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
Making environmental choices is always a delicate balance.
We grow our own food. We like to eat our own food. This requires ingenuity, cooking and preparation.
Making food from your own produce particularly needs ingenuity to deal with unusual fruits and vegetables, strange combinations and curious quantities.
As a result you lean to make new things and use different techniques. It’s a big quest to use the stuff effectively and also to avoid waste.
We deal with waste in different ways. The discovery of either a use for a spare food or better still a way to avoid wasting part of the food is a plus.
And if you’ve got loads of kale, carrots, and blueberries it can be hard to find a good recipe.
Sometimes it’s a technique that requires equipment.
Meanwhile the balance is that a new device has environmental consequences. We’ve had a long process to getting a device that can be used to juice or pulp fruits and vegetables. It can also be costly.
We’ve been given juicers before but they’ve been huge. Our kitchen is very tiny in particular. They’ve required a great deal of cleaning which takes valuable time.
And it could be argued that the amount of pulp separated from the liquid often seems disproportionate. Sometimes we can give the pulp to the chickens, sometimes it can be dried to make fruit leather but sometimes it’s just a load of gunk that seems to go everywhere.
Then there was a breakthrough.
We researched a device called a bullet. You’ll have seen them on the TV. We also found some good you tube footage that helped us choose. Like this one.
Fairly compact; pretty thorough; no waste. (Apart from fruit peel which would be wasted in whatever setting.)
So as a result of getting some vouchers at Christmas we purchased one today.
And the first glassful was great. We used some frozen raspberries from our October garden, carrots, celery, apple, chia seed and water.
And it was very tasty indeed. I can’t stand celery either.
It won’t get amazing use with our own produce until the spring and summer but I think it’s going to be a good decision.
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