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Sustainability Glossary

There are so many words that get thrown around with regards to sustainability that it can get a bit confusing at times and occasionally misleading. We thought we’d list the main ones here to help you live a little greener.

 

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. A carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

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10 Tips for Saving Water at Home

Reducing how much water you use and saving on water doesn’t have to affect your daily routine. These simple changes can make a huge difference.

It may feel like we have too much rain in Britain but the UK actually has less drinking water available per person than most other European countries. As the population increases, it means water resources will become even more stretched. Reducing water waste saves energy needed for treating and pumping water for use in our homes as well as protecting wildlife.

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Sustainable Cleaning

Sustainability has always been a key part of our ethos and we have always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible.

In an effort to become even more sustainable, we realised we needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so we made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.

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The BIG launch: The Cookery School Handbook

To celebrate The Cookery School Handbook launch we invited our nearest and dearest to come along and enjoy an evening of chopping, stirring, cooking and of course – eating! Our cherished suppliers and much loved supporters gathered in our kitchen on Little Portland Street where we collectively created dishes from the Handbook.

It was full on as we had people making choux pastry, others making aioli, potato fritters and then cupcakes and apple pie for dessert.

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RECIPE: Cheese Scones

This recipe is one we refer back to time and time again. The scones come out fluffy and utterly delicious! It has been taken from our brand new Cookery School Handbook – available to buy here.

INGREDIENTS:

300g / 10½ oz plain flour – use organic white flour or

a mixture of white and wholemeal

3 teaspoons baking powder

good pinch of salt

110g / 4 oz cheese,

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The Cookery School Handbook is out now!

We’re so excited to have launched our Cookery School Handbook produced and written by our principal, Rosalind Rathouse.

With eleven chapters and not a photograph throughout, the new Cookery School Handbook has been produced with true cooks in mind.  It is not designed as a coffee table book but instead hails recipes which convey key methods for original cooking including chapters on sauces, soups, baking, pastry, Sunday roasts amongst others. Whether a beginner or a professional,

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Our Magic Ovens

Just like us, Fisher & Paykel strive to emphasise sustainability in everything they do

 

We all know the precision that’s needed when measuring ingredients for baking, but did you know that the oven you bake it in is as equally important? That’s why we’re so happy to have launched some brand new, state of the art ovens by Fisher & Paykel.

We have a long-standing relationship with Fisher &

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Delighted to be London’s Most Sustainable Cookery School

Sustainability is at the core of our school: we teach sustainable cooking for sustainable learning. This means that our classes and instructions are clear and fuss-free. They are straightforward- no jargon and no fads. Our students go away with lessons that are learnt thoroughly, equipping them with the ability and confidence to cook in their own kitchens at home.

Alongside our teaching philosophy, we ensure that we act sustainably in terms of limiting waste and sourcing our products.

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RECIPE: Vegetable Bolognese for National Vegetarian Week

It’s National Vegetarian Week 15th-21st May so no better way to celebrate than with our favourite dinner time recipe, Vegetable Bolognese. We love the texture of the celery alongside the smooth courgettes – this dish is delicious and effortlessly packs in your 5 a day!
It’s a real crowd pleaser – just don’t make the crowd so big that you don’t have leftovers!

 

RECIPE – makes enough for 6 people

You will need…:

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions,

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RECIPE: Hummus

We’ve just read that there is a shortage of hummus at supermarkets due to a manufacturing issue. Why not try making it yourself? It’s quick, easy and our recipe is really quite delicious! We love that our recipe uses olive oil, making the flavour less intense than those made without olive oil.

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INGREDIENTS
1 tin organic chickpeas in water or ½ lb dried chick peas soaked over night and boiled until tender
¼ cup olive oil
juice of 3 lemons –

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