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8 Ways to Reduce Your Food Bill

8 Ways to Reduce Your Food Bill

Is your food budget weighing heavily on your wallet? It might be time to look into lowering your food bills. Here’s a list of eight easy ways to save money and shop smarter with your dollar when it comes to what you eat. 1. Make a shopping list - and stick to it! Sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? But everyone knows what it’s like to head into the supermarket with a plan and leave with bags full of stuff we never intended to buy. Making a list can be super helpful to guide your trip, and shave off those unnecessary or...

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Seasonal Produce: Autumn List

Seasonal Produce: Autumn List

Saying goodbye to summer is never easy, but there’s so much to look forward to as we move into Autumn. The time for crisp morning walks and chomping down on some of the best seasonal produce is here, including some wonky and imperfect apples and pears!  The benefits of eating fruit and veg in season are many. Your favourite fruits and vegetables taste best when naturally ripened, and you’re likely to get some cost savings by choosing seasonal produce, since food that’s in season tends to be cheapest. Eating seasonal produce is one of the best things you can do...

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Top 5 tips to make your fresh produce last longer

Top 5 tips to make your fresh produce last longer

We all have such good intentions when we fill our fridge full of delicious fresh produce at the start of a week, right? There are visions of all the wonderful things that will be cooked and baked. You’re finally going to experiment with that globe artichoke you’ve always wanted to try! And then reality sets in; you’re juggling work demands, social commitments, life admin – the list goes on and you’re left staring at those beautiful fruits and veggies going limp, just longing to be used. Then comes the inevitable guilt when you have to throw away half of the...

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Why should we eat seasonal foods?

Why should we eat seasonal foods?

What is seasonality and why should we eat seasonal foods? Locally produced fruits and vegetables do not grow all year round - that’s no surprise to any of us (I hope).  But we easily take for granted that we can buy oranges, apples, tomatoes, onions and garlic at any time of year. To achieve this luxury - or modern expectation - requires a lot of resources. From thirsty, heated glass houses to planes, ships and trucks.  It shouldn’t surprise you to know that the Earth’s year is broken up into seasons. And all us Southern Hemispere-ers are aware that when...

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