As you may know, I am endeavouring to buy as much food as possible that is produced locally. I am expecting not only a level of freshness that you can’t achieve with food bought at the supermarket, I am also hoping for a greater level of nutrients and what I call life force!
In my second week, I have taken another delivery from Ritec Organics of fruit and vegetables grown mainly on their farm in Tenby with a few additions from elsewhere. There have been a few unexpected benefits from eating locally produced food. Firstly, we have increased the range of vegetables we are eating and have this week added yellow beetroot, runner beans (marvellous in a risotto!), spinach and chard to our diets. We have had lemons in the box the last two weeks and I put these aside to make a lemon drizzle cake for a special someone’s birthday (after an Indian feast of potatoes fried in a spicy garlic and ginger paste, beetroot curry, and Gujerati-style carrots and cabbage).
The second unexpected benefit is the massive reduction in packaging. The fruit and vegetables arrive in robust trays with only the tomatoes separately wrapped in a paper bag. How lovely to unpack your shopping and not be left with a pile of plastic film and polystyrene!
It was similarly lovely to buy some bread today from Watkins bakery in Kilgetty during my home visits and to be handed a beautiful fresh loaf wrapped in white paper. I was also wowed by the Chelsea buns. Enormous and fluffy… just what a woman needs after a morning of home visits. It is tremendously satisfying to help those who are unable to make it to the clinic and see their condition improve every week. If you are interested in having acupuncture but cannot drive to the clinic in Pembroke Dock then call me as I may be able to offer a home visit in the Saundersfoot/Kilgetty area.