One of the biggest offenders for the environmental impact of our food consumption is the carbon cost of getting the product from the field to your table. That’s why we love these kits to start making making your own!
There are a lot of cheese making kits on the market, but this one is our favourite, teaching you 20 different techniques for make everything from feta to marscapone.
Single use plastic is on it’s way out, owing to the devastating effect it has on the environment. It’s time to ditch the clingfilm and try the alternative; beeswax food wraps. They’re reusable, biodegradable and create zero waste, and a whole bunch nicer to look at. We like these them because everyone’s fridge needs more unicorns.
Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World is a cookbook with a difference. Designed to marry sustainable farming with healthy eating, Kiss the Ground provides a fresh take on how our diets can help to save our environment.
Wooden chopping boards not only look much nicer, but they also help cut down on the amount of toxic plastics we’re putting into the world. There are no shortage of wooden boards to choose from, but we are particular fans of natural olive wood if you’re giving them as a gift; the natural variations in the wood make each one a beautiful and unique item.
Another gift to help cut down on both plastic waste and the cost of constantly buying disposable plastics. Featuring a neat little case and a handy pipe cleaner for easy washing, these stainless steel straws are an ideal stocking filler. They also come in handy for the post-Christmas dinner G&T…
Disposable paper and plastic cups are out, reusable thermal travel mugs are in. Taking coffee from home with you on the commute is a great way to save money, and even most coffee shops now offer discounts for customers bringing their own mugs. This one by Big Bamboo uses a layer of 100% natural bamboo around the steel interior to create a double-wall insulation.
Without hundreds of thousands of glass bottles reaching landfill sites every year, recycling glass has become more important than ever. Small Devonshire company Glass ReFORM have taken this to the extreme by taking all your favourite drinks and turning those used bottles into elegant, eco friendly drinking tumblers. Who says environmental has to be boring? The next round of Corona is on us.
Chopping veg is possibly the least fun part of cooking (except from washing up), but the power hungry hand blenders out there might well be considered overkill. Manual hand choppers are a simpler way, using a small bit of manual hand power to quickly and efficiently chop up your grub. It’s a time and energy saving alternative to hand chopping or electric processors, and the Zyliss is one of the best on the market. Side note: pack one for camping, you won’t be sorry.
Growing your veggies at home means a grand total of zero carbon miles on your sides and salads. The guys at Sow Lush offer a range of home-growing kits, from salads to chillies, but our personal favourite is their set of Edgy Veggies. Purple carrots, chocolate peppers, and rainbow chard are just a few of the seeds included with this easy gardening kit; a must for any budding cooks or green fingers.