Originally Posted by Ishbel
I try to eat a mainly organic diet. I have been doing this for the past 10 years or more.
All the meat I cook is organic from a local butcher - and most of the veg and fruit, too. Sometimes, though, especially in the winter period, it is not always possible to get good organic produce in as many varieities as I'd like.
That's not to say I don't weaken and buy tinned soup (only Baxter's which is the nearest to homemade!), Marmite etc...
And I don't take it to the extreme of some friends who make their own Ketchup etc.
My husband adores Marmite! I'm afraid I never got a taste for it, though knowing you are in Scotland, I have to say that before we started trying organic living, I tried haggis and I loved it!
We try to only buy locally grown meats, but I definitely only by meats that are grain fed and have not been injected with antibiotics or hormones. I do buy organic canned soups, but we are lucky to have a Whole Foods supermarket close by. Do you have Whole Foods in Scotland? It is a great chain that started in, of al places, Texas! They carry a large variety of Organic foods, produce, meats, boxed cereals, rice milk, eggs, etc. EVERYTHING! I love that store. There is also another chain in the Western US called Wild Oats that is similar and a smaller chain called Trader Joes, though neither have the variety of Whole Foods.
What part of Scotland are you from? My husband has been to Scotland but I have not, though I really want to. My great grandfather was a Campbell!