171: My asparagus pee.... got me thinking

171: My asparagus pee.... got me thinking

I love asparagus, it's the start of fresh growth.

But, and here's a thought, it's the only food that I know (except for a hot curry) that comes back at ya on it's way out so to speak.

The asparagusic acid in asparagus produces many sulfurous byproducts that give your pee a rotten-like smell. The smell can be detected as early as 15 minutes after eating asparagus (OMG) and may last up to 14 hours (Hmmm..)

But I love it, asparagus that is!

It's fresh.

It's pure.

It's clean.

I love it best because I know the asparagus I cook and eat is produced local.

Very local.

Which got me thinking.....

I was watching Clarksons Farm series 2, whilst I have no real understanding why Jeremy says some of the things he does, he shouldn't, but whilst watching the series I saw something that is truly special, kinda slightly hidden in all the buffonary.

The Diddly Squat Farm BIG VIEW CAFE has all its food produce coming from local surrounds. 

Very local. 

If anything Jeremy is driven to optimise this strategy. 

It's very good.

It's sustainable.

It's going to help local farmers.

It's going to help the local community.

Just think about that for a minute, a whole sustainable business, producing food from local farms, making food that it can with what it has.


This might seem like a trival idea, and a "hearts and minds" strategy.

But it's something we should all look more closely at, the power of local.

Which got me thinking...

Just what will it take and where will it be, and how far do I have to go to embrace local.

Sometimes simple is best.

Sometimes local is most powerful.

Here's today's podcast.




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