Transition Liverpool Newsletter, February 2019
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In February’s meeting the focus of our discussions will be on Clothes and the Fashion Trade, Food and Food Waste and Recycling our household waste. We will look at the impact that individual action towards a sustainable lifestyle has on the environment around us. We will share our ideas about what we are doing and how we can most effectively encourage those around us to take positive action.
Carly from Sandfield Park School will be with us to talk about their project for collecting “hard to recycle” materials and putting them to good use (with Terracycle). Projects like Carly’s, and the other projects we have heard about can inspire further action by other individuals and groups which will be publicised during this Year of The Environment.
This meeting is on Wednesday 13th February at the Quaker Meeting House in School Lane, meeting at 6.30pm when home-made soup will be provided (please bring vegetarian food to share if you can). The talk will start at about 7pm, and the meeting will finish before 9pm.
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Transition Recipe. This month the soup at our meeting will probably be Spicy Pumpkin, and here is the recipe ……
Spicy Pumpkin Soup- A Winter Warmer (This is the soup recipe for the Transition Café meeting)
Some pumpkins store very well and can keep from autumn harvest to the following Spring in cool dry storage. This soup uses home grown organic Green Hubbard Pumpkins from my allotment.
Peel and deseed any sort of pumpkin or squash and keep the seeds to dry roast or roast in a dry frying pan as a snack. Peeling is easier if you quarter and oven bake it first and will caramelise the edges and intensify the taste. Boiling also makes it easier to peel.
1 mug chopped onions
4 mugs pumpkin flesh
1 fat garlic clove or more if you have a cold
2 mugs peeled chopped sweet potato or potato
Generous pinch strong herb e.g. oregano, thyme and 1 bay leaf
Chilli to taste. I use Harissa Paste for depth of flavour
1/4 solid block coconut or 1 tin coconut milk
1 vegetable stock cube and/or Marigold Vegetable stock powder
Honey 1 level tablespoon.
Fry onion in coconut butter, or butter with a little olive oil added, till soft adding crushed garlic near the end. Add 1 litre water.
Add all the rest of the ingredients except honey and simmer till vegetables are cooked. Remove bay leaf if used.
Liquidise, adding more water and/ or plant or dairy milk to achieve your preferred consistency, add more chilli if needed and honey.
Salt to taste. Finely chopped parsley to serve.
The Meetups are going on holiday for a month. Not many people have been coming along, so we will see if we have any bright ideas to refresh what we are doing !! Suggestions Welcome !!
Other Transition Groups
Transition Waterloo - is on Facebook
Plastic Tactics are at CAN Waterloo, Sunday, 24 February 2019 from 12:00-15:00 – Facebook event
Party against Plastic at CAN Waterloo, Saturday March 2nd, 7pm till late – Facebook post
Transition St Helens is just starting and - is on Facebook
West Kirby Transition Town - is on Facebook
Apply soon for stalls or performances at Wirral Earth Fest !
Annual General Party is soon Saturday, 23 March 2019 from 19:00-22:00 at St Bridget’s Church Centre - Facebook event
Petition to Declare a Climate Emergency - online petition
Transition Network – the main national site for Transition