Yesterday we started a new challenge - to eat just British products. I read in the Sunday Times last week that we only produce 55% of the food we eat - despite us having some of the best growing conditions in the world.
We even import broccoli, and other seasonal vegetables. Why?
It's not that difficult, though we are finding ourselves still drinking tea and coffee with our meals. I don't like milky products and don't think beer, cider or water is a good alternative. Fresh fruit is difficult with apples being our only option as even pears seem to be imported. However during the summer we froze a lot of the fruit growing in the garden - plums, apples, rhubarb, blackberries and cherries - so will use this up.
We went on a walk to Bishop Wilton today and bought some wine from their community shop which is made from the vines grown in East Yorkshire. It was quite expensive so will keep it for the weekend....