As more of us seek to minimise our impact on the planet, choosing organic can offer a simple, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives. This month, the Organic September movement aims to draw attention to the many benefits of organic food and farming, which include supporting biodiversity and wildlife, helping to combat climate change, providing the highest standards of animal welfare, and reducing exposure to pesticides.
These are some of my favourite ways you can show your support this month, from drinking organic wine, to eating out in local restaurants, and getting back to nature.
Despite my eagerness to eat every last scrap that comes out of my fridge, I’m not a huge fan of heating up yesterday’s dinner for today’s lunch. Instead, I much prefer to use up the odds and ends in the bottom of my veg drawer to make something new.
What I love most about a hash is that you don’t need a recipe, you don’t need to spend ages prepping, and you definitely don’t have to peel the veg. It’s just a case of chopping equal sized cubes of whatever you fancy, and either frying in a pan or roasting in an oven. Simples!
Intensive agriculture and heavy pesticide use are a major cause of plummeting insect populations – but there are a number of ways we can help reduce this impact, from the food that we choose to eat, to the way we use our gardens.
I was recently contacted by the guys at YOGI TEA®, who wanted me to try their new Turmeric Chai tea blend before it hits the shops this month. They also asked me to reflect on my ‘golden moments’ of 2017 – after such an exciting year, I was happy to oblige.