The next thing I wanted to change was the way I eat, although at the moment I think I have a good healthy diet there is room for improvement. My task is to try and make my kitchen as eco friendly as possible. Firstly I would like to get rid of my plastic containers and use glass, I had some mason jars already , so I got rid of some plastic and used them for to store some of my cupboard ingredients, also used some smaller glass jars for my spices. I still have a long way to go, but hope to replace all the plastic with either glass or stainless steel eventually.
Now the task I am most excited about at the moment is I am trying to make everything from scratch I do make all meals from scratch, but I am now making my own stock, tahini, blend of spices,jams and potato waffles.
I recently bought a waffle machine still experimenting, but things looking good so far.
This morning I made date jam for the first time, and tahini.
Date Jam Recipe
50 g dates
120ml fresh apple juice (this was one apple juiced)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. chop dates finely.
2.Put all ingredients into a pot , bring to boil then simmer for 20 mins. Stirring now and again.
3. Pour into sterile glass jar.
I only made a little to see how it was going to taste and how long it would last. Let you all know later.