Sunday, July 1, 2012

Plastic Free July with Jude Blereau

Late yesterday morning I jumped on my bike and headed 20 kilometres down the coast to the Plastic Free July event at The Grove. (Gav, if you happen to be reading this, I think you would love this building. It is amazing.)

The Grove Library has recently been beautifully designed. So much thought had gone into every aspect of the building, even the fact that the toilet systems are linked into the gardens. My family and I were involved in some of the planting of the gardens last year with Josh Byrne from Gardening Australia. It was a great day and the gardens are looking amazing now.

Yesterday was the Jude Blereau plastic free cooking event, and as usual, she was full of so much information and great recipes. 

Jude kneading the Barley, Wheat and Rosemary Crackers

I have included here for you a link to the notes from the session from the Earthcarers site. There are some great tips as well as two delicious recipes, both of which we were able to sample at the session. The notes also make mention of some recipes from the Nova website, so here is the link.

I must say I am a bit of a cereal fiend, and on some evenings, cereal for dinner is a possibility, so my ears pricked up at the idea of Homemade Cinnamon and Coconut Toasted Oat Muesli. Jude prepared this alongside a fruit compote. This is now on my 'to do' list (I am just trying to track down some Brown Rice Syrup). I thought I could get a start on the compote so squeezed a few oranges, cut of some dried fruit and threw in a cinnamon stick for good measure.

The plan is to add these to some slices apple tomorrow and cook it up into one big fruity concoction. With a spoonful or two of yoghurt, this should be a fairly substantial breakfast. The muesli will just have to wait.

After the 40 kilometre round trip yesterday I ended up falling asleep in front of a DVD at about 9pm. Although I only managed about 20 minutes of the movie, I still managed to pick the 'bad guy' without seeing the remaining one and a half hours. Woohoo!

I hope you all had a great weekend. What did you do?

Take care


  1. Replies
    1. Rose, it was such a great talk. I hope you managed to download the notes to the session from my blog. She is always so informative.


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