Eight Acres - the blog — real food

Swallow this - book review

Nov 25 2015 0 Comments Tags: book, real food

In Joanna Blythman's book "Swallow This", the author has somehow gained access to the food industry's inner circle. She attends trade shows and obtains information about the hidden ingredients in processed food that you will find shocking. The food industry is onto us consumers, they know that we are reading labels and avoiding weird ingredients and anything with a number, so their latest...

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Book review - The Third Plate

Aug 24 2015 0 Comments Tags: book, farm, real food, sustainable

Occasionally I imagine what would happen if Pete and I ended up on one of those reality TV cooking shows where you have to prepare a meal in your own home as a couple. The first part of the show usually involves the couple rushing around the supermarket buying ingredients. I wonder what they would think when most of our ingredients came from the garden or the freezer (no rushing required), would we be disqualified?

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Book review: Omnivore's Dilemma

Jul 08 2015 0 Comments Tags: book, real food

I feel like I am the LAST person to read Michael Pollan's 2006 book The Omnivore's Dilemma. It has been mentioned on so many blogs as an influence over the way people eat and how they understand food production, when I saw it at the library I thought it was time I read it too. I'm so glad I did! I think I would enjoy ANYTHING that Michael Pollan wrote. He really has a wonderful way with words,...

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What do you feed your dogs?

Jun 22 2015 0 Comments Tags: dog, dogs, real food

As I've lately been thinking about what I eat and about real food for humans, naturally the next question was how to feed real food to Taz, and what is real food for dogs?

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What is real food?

May 25 2015 0 Comments Tags: real food

I talk about real food and so do many other bloggers, and we probably all mean different things, so I wanted to share with you what I consider to be real food and how I got to eating this way.

When I was growing up, I was pretty lucky that my parents didn’t allow much junk food (didn’t feel lucky at the time of course!). We very rarely had takeaway, soft drink, or packaged foods and my mum cooked...

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How do you like your eggs?

Mar 11 2015 0 Comments Tags: eggs, real food

Recently its come to my attention that not everyone has eggs for breakfast every day.  Pete and I have one or two eggs most days, if the hens have provided enough.  We have a few tricks for preparing eggs quickly, so there's always time before work for eggs (if you're still worried about cholesterol, its ok, they got it wrong, you can eat eggs, read thisand come back for my quick egg ideas). Now,...

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