OK here goes. I rather arbitrarily decided to begin my challenge at lunchtime on 1st May, the day that the Bristol Food Connections Festival launched. Due to a somewhat hectic week I wasn't able to sit down to a feast of locally sourced food at one of our lovely independent cafes or take home some lovely organic veg from our local independent Good Food shop, Better Food on Whiteladies Road, to make a great stir fry or salad. Instead I opted for some of the tasty treats that Better Food offers in its well-stocked deli. Problem solved! Today it was one of my favorites, their pea and potato samosa, along with half of one of their very tasty bhajis. Since we went to the launch of the Bristol Food Connections Festival at the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion tipis in the evening, dinner consisted of a few of their delicious canapes. If I had had a few more paper Bristol Pounds, more food could have been consumed! I am stocking up on some paper pounds from the Gallimaufrey on Gloucester Road to widen my food options for the weekend. I also need to announce that my challenge does not include dumping everything out of our fridge and store cupboard! We already buy most of our food at local independent shops Better Food and Wild Oats, get most of our local seasonal veg from the Sims Hill Shared Harvest Community-Supported Agriculture scheme and we get our local organic meat mainly from Stream Farm (all of whom take the Bristol Pound!). So none of that food will be wasted and will be incorporated into some of the meals this week. But the Bristol Pound will be used to buy all food that will be eaten out and that has yet to be purchased for meals during this time. At least that is the plan!
3 May 2014