New Year 2016

2016? Sort the empty homes, stop food waste, lean on each other, create our own way through this & sort the planet too? Yes, it’s a big ask. But it’s what I wish for. If I learned one thing from 2015 it’s that we are best leaning on each other, helping each other. Not waiting […]

Homebaked: The Thing On The Rec

Look at this. The centrepiece of something truly magical. It was at Homebaked in Anfield this Saturday and lots of us were there.After huge work and preparation by so many (and a lovely dry, sunny day on Friday thanks very much) it wasn’t looking that promising… After which my job was warm, dry and hugely fulfilling. […]

Afternoon Tea: At Real Junk Food

On a rainy Saturday afternoon at this darkling time of the year, and with such bleak news from Paris, it was lovely to be able to brighten the day by going for afternoon tea with a friend. The Pay As You Feel café has been open here at weekends since late August now, keeping down food […]

Pay As You Feel, in Everton

– Let’s really feed the world – A misty morning for my second visit to the open for five weeks now Pay As You Feel Café in Everton. Before we go in a few words about how things work here and why. This café is part of the Real Junk Food Project, a now global […]

Real Junk Food Liverpool

Since publishing late in August of 2015 this post has been viewed by more people than anything else I’ve ever published. Strong evidence of how welcome this new café is in Liverpool. However, as our Real Junk Food Café is only open at the weekends for now, most of these blog views have happened when […]

Waste Not, Want Not?

I’m not sure if being away from home helps me think more clearly but certainly being in Leeds for a few days this past week has been full of education for me. Education of the in your face kind that I wrote about at the Real Junk Food Project of course. But also gentler learning […]