It's summertime and the sun is shining (occasionally), so there's no better excuse to head out and enjoy a day at the beach, a walk through the countryside or a trip to the local park to relax with a basket of tasty treats in hand.
Whether it's a day out with family and friends, or a romantic meal for two, who doesn't enjoy a good old-fashioned picnic?
National Gardening Week has finally sprouted with spring slowly letting Mother Nature in, it's a prime time to sow, deadhead and fork your way to harvesting an array of delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables. By simply bringing together sunlight, soil, water and nutrients you and your family can enjoy the fresh, organic and scrumptious flavours that gardening brings.
Sticking to the basic principles of gardening can have a huge impact on the environment, the community and can help keep finances well and truly tucked in your pocket. As Ben Mann says in his interview - growing our own food is one way we can help to change the food system (and environment) for the better.
"But gardening is easier said than done" I hear you say, looking at your wilted flowers and leaves chewed by Vine Weevils or some other type of pest€¦..
I can remember going to visit friends and being offered a 'glass of pop' when pop was the popular name for fizzy drinks (sodas). Those were the days when a fizzy drink was considered an occasional treat. All that's changed and fizzy drinks have fast become a 'staple' of many people's diets - at great cost to our health - and not just our physical health.
This week the VTV Nutritionist, Surinder Phull, appeared as an expert on the BBC in a programme called Horsemeat Banquet. The programme took a look at what's really in our food and why we don't feel comfortable eating horse, offal, bugs and more.
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