Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October Challenge: Nothing New Month

This October, I'm taking part in the Salvos "Nothing New Month". What is it? Well, from their website:

"Simple: sustainable shopping, saving money and reducing the impact on our environment all at the same time.
Buying nothing new doesn’t mean going without. Make a Buy Nothing New Month pledge and you can beg, buy, barter and swap for whatever you need, as long as it is pre-loved, but with the exceptions of necessities (including food, drink, medications and hygiene products) you can’t buy anything new."

So while that doesn't necessarily impact on my cooking, I'm going to make it. Why? BECAUSE I CAN, THATS WHY. This means I'm going to make things from scratch wherever possible (and plausible!) - no canned tomatoes, store-bought bread, pre-grated cheese, pasta sauces, or things of that nature! Obviously, some things I can't make - I'm too lazy to make my own cornflakes (is that even possible? GOOGLE TRIP), for example. But bread? Sure, I'll do that. I might even coerce the Uber-Blonde into making croissants with me :)

Wish me luck!


AM said...

I give it a week before you buy bread...

Tara said...

Oh what a good idea! I will endeavor to keep you on track & I look forward to trying the homemade bread! xx