The Urban Outdoor Festival

 

A short post this week.
The Climate Revolution team here at the studio have organised in conjunction with Camden Town Council, a day’s festival based around the idea of getting closer to nature in an urban environment. It takes place tomorrow.
There will be a bike ride which Vivienne is taking part in as well as an introductory speech she will be making & there will be lots of stalls & events to take part in.
Catherine Hamnett will be giving a talk about protecting bees & ‘Farm the city London’ will be showing how to get creative with urban gardening.
Check out these & all the other events on https://www.facebook.com/UrbanOutdoorFestival

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Recipes with Vivienne

Vivienne Westwood recipesThis week we have some recipes for you. All through my life my mother has been concerned with healthy eating & she has always been an adventurous & delicious cook.
Maybe she got some inspiration from her mother, my grandmother Dora who was also a brilliant cook. Nothing complicated, just good eating (& Dora lived to be nine days shy of 93 before she died).

I remember when I was about eight that Vivienne got into macrobiotic food & there was always an iron pan full of brown rice in the kitchen with seaweed. She used to ask me to go out to the grass areas of the street we lived in, in London to dig up dandelion roots with a desert spoon & also to collect the leaves, as these were good for a salad. The roots were delicious when sliced & lightly fried to be eaten with the rice.
I wasn’t so impressed with the bread she made at the time as although it was tasty, she didn’t use yeast & it was hard as rock. It used to take ages to cut & chew it :-) .
At about the same time we used to eat out at a restaurant called ‘Cranks’ in Macclesfield St which was one of the originators of organic eating. It later became ‘Wholefoods’.
About 20 years ago she got into the Haines diet which as far as I know was about not mixing protein foods with carbohydrates because the digestive enzymes concerned with each, clash & stop the body assimilating the food properly. No butter on your toast. No milk with your cereal (we had goats milk & butter instead).
We did eat meat at the time but it was always free range & organic. I used to get it once a week at the Wholefoods butchers in Baker St.

Now she is vegetarian & hardly ever eats grains of any kind. Uncooked raw foods are the best.
Whilst I was living on my own some years ago she quickly wrote down some simple recipes for me for a Waldorf salad, Guacamole, Coleslaw, a salad dressing & a few snacks (cucumber(sliced), carrot & Fennel(grated)). I thought that I would share these with you.

Happy eating! 

Vivienne Westwood Recipes

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19 MARCH – 11.00-11.15 – BATTERSEA BRIDGE

Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014 by CR

Vivienne Westwood will be marching from Battersea to Knightsbridge to the Fracked Future Carnival, come and join her march at Battersea Bridge from around 11:00am to 11:15am, where we march in solidarity.
Fracked Future Carnival on the 19th  of March it is a demonstration towards the CEOs of IGas, Cuadrilla and various government officials who are attending the Shale Gas Forum to plot new ways to bring fracking to the UK. We know fracking won’t lower our bills and it won’t bring significant jobs. It has the potential to ruin our land, our water, our soil and will keep us dependent on fossil fuels. We won’t let them frack our future!

There will be a live DJ set, speakers (including Vivienne) at the event. Please bring food/soft drinks (picnic) as we plan to be there till 4pm the latest

FRACKING FLYER

Ben says:
P.S.Apparently upon hearing about our march the participants of tomorrows shale gas forum have now moved their venue to an alternative secret location. The march is still going ahead so please join us. It is great to have these people ‘on the run’ so to speak & I would like to ask what do these people have to hide? Government ministers & energy CEOs sneaking around in secret together does not sound very democratic to me…….  Continue reading

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