Journal etc.: February, Love Language
Food. Food is our undying love language. And if you're here, we're assuming it might be yours too. Fortunately for us all, there's quite a lot to eat - we mean celebrate - in this next week alone. Here for you with some sustainable tips and upcycling hacks this Chinese New Year/Valentine's/Pancake Day/Second Week of February.
BWL etc.: Old Place Farm Walnuts
Our Borough Market neighbours Food and Forest sell a beautiful Walnut Oil from a local East Sussex farm, Old Place Farm Walnuts. It occurred to me that no one ever talks about what happens to the leftovers when pressing nuts and seeds for oils. But one thing is for certain, the entirety of the ingredient does not end up in the oil. So where does it go?
BWL etc.: Birdsong
Now, as I'm sure you're aware, a 'produce bag' is nothing new. You've probably seen them anywhere and everywhere from Amazon to Etsy, supermarkets and of course every independent packaging free shop. As is custom with everything we make at nibs etc., it was not going to be 'just another...'. It had to have purpose. It had to upcycle and reduce waste, in some way. It had to be a useful produce bag, but better.
Journal etc.: November, Keep Calm
Recipe etc.: Harissa-Pumpkin-Seeds Roasted Pumpkin
At the time of the original writing of this recipe, I had recently stopped by Caravan’s latest Bankside soft-opening and devoured the most delicious roasted squash with miso, blue cheese and thai basil (weird, but fantastic). Shortly thereafter I read Tasting Table’s post on How to Cook with Squash Seeds; not bake nor roast, but cook. Intrigued. And as we all know, at this time of year, carved, hulled, decapitated pumpkins are a-plenty. Along with a little bestover imagination and fridge-find inspiration, this recipe was born.
Journal etc.: July, Simplicity
Here are some simple suggestions, that will hopefully enable you to tap into some simple pleasures. Let's not over complicate it, alright?
Journal etc:. June, Exploring
Journal etc.: May, Rediscovery
So, over the coming months we will collate a collection of ideas we think you'll enjoy; things to grow, make, ways to move, explore, places to listen, learn. We hope it inspires you to re-discover habits, passions, hobbies passed; from before time ran away from you, now that we're forced to slow down [it's time to take a break from the Netflix binge]: