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How much is a packet of digestives? You do the math…

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When I was doing my 30-days-without-supermarkets challenge last year, I discovered that there is nothing more slippery and variable than the price of a digestive biscuit.  It’s now even more slippery, to the extent that I completely gave up trying … Continue reading

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How blogging helped me make the best cup of coffee ever

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One of the nicest things to happen this year was a surprise gift of coffee all the way from Lebanon. And all because of a blog. Last year, I did a 30 days without supermarkets challenge, in which I aimed … Continue reading

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A darker shade of chocolate: Green and Black’s and Ben Goldacre

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If like me you’re a bit overwhelmed by the ubiquity of Green & Black’s chocolate, you might be interested to see this broadside from its founder Craig Sams against Bad Science good-guy Ben Goldacre. Read about it on Ben’s website … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #28-30: wrapping up

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The last 5 days of the no-supermarket challenge were scuppered by spending them in Prague where at least for the first couple of days, I defaulted to Tesco because I knew where it was and what it did. As the … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #27: My new briki

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I finally threw away the džezva that I bought in a department store in Belgrade in 1979 last year. My recent discovery of Lebanese coffee at Daily Fresh in Tooting means I need another one, though it should really be a … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #26: defeat in Prague and glory of kitchen departments

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Much as I feared, I had to abandon the challenge today as the prospect of quickly finding a suitable independent food retailer  in central Prague was as likely as finding a greengrocer in Oxford Circus. There is one big fat … Continue reading

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