The https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.wordpress.com/2022/06/14/truthful-tuesday-6-14-2022/e this week is about food.
Have I personally felt the food ‘pinch’, whether due to cost or unavailability?
I have felt the food ‘pinch’, not so much because the food is going up, but more that other things are going up. Petrol, Electric, Gas. I had an email from my gas provider asking me if I wanted to go to a fixed tariff, which is going to cost me an extra 400 pounds a year. It is only fixed for a year, and there is nothing to stop them raising the price even more.
I can’t afford for it to go up that much.
I’m thinking of going towards me paying for what I actually use a month, rather than their estimation of my usage. I live in a four bed house, not a blooming palace.
Do I think there is a danger of us ‘running out of viable food’ due to lack of green space and non-polluted ground to grow things on?
I think there would always be viable space. When I was younger my dad used to grow vegetables in our garden; potatoes carrots, greens, split peas, lettuce, and tomatoes. There is always space of some kind, we just need to know how to use it.
Have I changed your meal planning or schedule to include fewer meals or reduced portions?
I am shopping at Aldi now because it is cheaper, and because it is a smaller shop, there aren’t any places I can spend extra money. Apart from the middle aisle that is. I am always aware of what I’m spending on food, and for the most part don’t mind going against brand names. I love Aldi. They change the name slightly to get away from copyright. (Colin, or its cousin Clive, they still taste great) Their meat is slightly cheaper. There are some things I prefer to eat there rather than the bigger shops.