Saturday, June 20, 2009

Undeniably delicious, but...

The month of June is full of various local festivals - every Saturday, one or two Sundays and other odd days through the week, depending on the particular village or town. Today was our village procession and fete - a small affair compared to the one pictured on a previous post. Nevertheless, we do like to support local community events, so off we went - despite the drizzling rain. No photos of the parade as it was so wet and cold, but later we all repaired back to our house for a buffet lunch. I made this fabulous orange and raspberry cheesecake for desert - definitely worth a photo, even if I almost forgot and had to rescue this slice before it met it's fate.


Less tasty, however, is the amount of plastic packaging I used in the making of this culinary masterpiece. None of this is recyclable in our area. I am quite ashamed of this, and so I should be. I am going to try harder to source non plastic, and it can be done, with a bit more effort. It did make me think about the tons and tons of plastic waste going to landfill. What's the use of buying organic raspberries, strawberries and cream if they are wrapped up in non reusable plastic cartons? How many households in West Lothian are piling up plastic waste in their dustbins for their Galaday lunches and barbecues during the month of June? How many articulated lorries are spewing out exhaust fumes carrying their cargoes of plastic food storage boxes up and down Britain's motorways? My head is about to explode just thinking about the ramifications of my cheesecake. I think I'd better go and lick the plate.

5 comments:

shell said...

I love cheesecake - your looks fabulous. Agree wholeheartedly about packaging and stuff - our council doesn't recycle these sorts either.

Arlenkern74 said...

totally agree,im glad someone else feels the same ! your cheesecake looks divine xx

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Your cheescake looks so delicious! We agree....it does seem a bit absurd doesn't it? we went to a farmers market this weekend - buying fresh produce without the plastic containers - that felt good!

sunnymama said...

It does look delicious! The council recycles plastic bottles here but not other plastic containers and packaging.

sunnymama said...

Also, we do try and use these plastic cartons at least once more before throwing them away. They make great boats for the bath (and the ones with holes in are good for sieves in the bath) and they come in handy for crafts, gardening and various other purposes. I know they still end up in landfill but I like to use them again because then something else is not being used.