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30 days without supermarkets #14: The power of old bananas

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This isn’t a direct result of not shopping at a supermarket, but it’s the kind of thing that happens more when you’re not living in a Tesco-induced stupour. I rescued three bananas on their last legs on Sunday night, and … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #13: What £5.50 can buy you

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Although the bag of fruit and vegetables I got from Daily Fresh at £5.50 round the corner was cheaper by far than it would have been in Sainsbury’s it’s not the price that’s the point. It’s the fact that you … Continue reading

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30 days without a supermarket #7: Wasting not, wanting not

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If the entries seem to have dried up a little, it’s because there’s nothing much to report: I haven’t run out of food, and nothing terrible has happened. Last night I finished up some leftover shallots & tomatoes and  the … Continue reading

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30 days without a supermarket #6: Goodbye ‘the faceless mute’ at Tesco

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Mary Portas speaks about how supermarkets are killing communities. The sad thing is that I’ve come across some great staff at supermarkets, but they’re not rewarded  for their interpersonal skills. There’s a script to be followed that forbids the staff … Continue reading

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Life without supermarkets #4 again: At last, satsumas you don’t throw away

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I don’t really like satsumas, but I have to buy them for my parents who like them because they’re easy to peel and eat, and if you’re lucky, have no pips in. What I hate about buying them is that … Continue reading

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Life without supermarkets #3 & #4: Goodbye Green & Black’s

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It’s only day 3 of my no-supermarket-for-30-days challenge, and I’ve already realised that supermarkets have made me lazy and dependent in an almost childish way, and created a mental food-universe that consists of whatever brands and products they happen to be pushing. … Continue reading

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