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If you were inspired by the Food week activities earlier this month, we’ve plenty in our Live Life Aberdeenshire Digital Library cupboard to keep you creative in the kitchen.

We’ve close to 200 foodie e-books covering weight loss, mug meals, international cuisines, vegan recipes, baking, bread, slow cookers and more.  The celebrity chefs are represented – Jay Rayner, Jamie Oliver, Nick Nairn, Marcus Wareing… even Joe Wicks wades in with “Wean in 15”.  There are also plenty of books for cooking with kids.  Our RB Digital magazine library has the latest issues of BBC Good Food, Food Network magazine and Australian Women’s Weekly Food free to download and read plus back issues of dozens of food and nutrition titles.

Sure, we can get recipes off the net.  Who doesn’t?  At least with these published ones, you know they’ve been rigorously tested and the nutrition notes are accurate.  They’re also good fun to browse 😋

While you’re cooking, pop on one of the playlists from Freegal, our free music streaming service. “What’s Cooking? a culinary playlist” includes Green Onions (Booker T. & The MG’s) and Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen).  Can you guess which Weird Al Yankovich track is also on there?

If you’re not a library member yet, join the library online for immediate access.  If you want some help with your existing membership or with the technology, there’s a Live Life Aberdeenshire helpline that’s currently open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm.  Phone 01467 532929.

For more info visit https://aberdeenshirelibraries.overdrive.com/search?subject=111&subject=14&sortBy=newlyadded

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In this final day of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, delivered by Home Energy Scotland, we REALLY do have something you don’t want to miss.  Find out how you can save fuel, reduce your bills and cut your carbon footprint – what’s not to like?

So if it’s reducing water and food waste, making your home warmer and more energy efficient or just how to use your heating effectively this is a week you will not want to miss.

See you online!  

Friday 12 February 12 – 1.00pm      HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Using Water Wisely workshop

Home Energy Scotland has teamed up with Scottish Water to help households save water, energy, and money.
As we are all staying at home more during lockdown to protect ourselves from coronavirus, our water, and energy use will be affected meaning our energy bills could increase.

This free online workshop will help you reduce your energy bills and the amount of water we waste in Scotland, join us to find out more about:

  • The benefits of saving water
  • The environmental impact of wasting water
  • The savings you could benefit from by making simple changes to the way you use hot water at home
  • Practical advice on how to save water and money, including using water wisely when taking a shower, washing your clothes, or making a cup of tea.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-ylnaez

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Thursday 11 February 12 – 1.00pm            HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Save Money – insulate your home

Join us for a free bitesized webinar looking at how insulating your home can help save you money and bring benefits to the planet. The webinar is a must if you’re looking for an easy to understand guide to improving the energy efficiency of your home. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the Home Energy Scotland interest free loan and cash back.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-qenjaj

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Wednesday 10 February 14.00 – 17.00       HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Electric Heating Training

Many people with electric heating systems find it difficult keeping their home warm and comfortable. Systems can be tricky to use, plus the metering and tariffs can make it harder to switch to a cheaper tariff.

If your organisation give advice about energy and billing, you’ll know how important, and challenging, helping people with electric heating can be.

You don’t need a technical background, but an awareness of how householders interact with the energy market will be helpful. Contact Diane or Alex to register for your free place and let’s work together to help people with electric heating get the best out of their system.

Diane.alexander@ne.homeenergyscotland.org

Alexandra.bolda@ne.homeenergyscotland.org

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In this final week of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, delivered by Home Energy Scotland, we REALLY do have something for everyone.  Find out how you can save fuel, reduce your bills and cut your carbon footprint – what’s not to like?

So if it’s reducing water and food waste, making your home warmer and more energy efficient or just how to use your heating effectively this is a week you will not want to miss.

See you online!  

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Tuesday 9 February 12 – 1.00pm    HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Love Food Hate Waste workshop

This free one-hour workshop provides top tips and ideas on how you can save money by reducing food waste.

We could all make a massive difference by cutting food waste at home. In this fun, free workshop, attendees will learn about menu planning, storage and ways to use up leftovers and store cupboard ingredients, to help cut down trips to the supermarket and make the food shop go further.

By putting these tips into action, attendees can save up to £437 a year!

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-orkjen

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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In this final week of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, delivered by Home Energy Scotland, we REALLY do have something for everyone.  Find out how you can save fuel, reduce your bills and cut your carbon footprint – what’s not to like?

So if it’s reducing water and food waste, making your home warmer and more energy efficient or just how to use your heating effectively this is a week you will not want to miss.

See you online!  

Monday 8 February 12 – 1.00pm     HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Energy Efficiency at Home workshop

Do you know how much you can save by turning your central heating down by 1 degree?

Take advantage of our free energy efficiency training to help you:

  • Save money on your energy bills
  • Be warmer and cosier at home
  • Adopt new habits and be more efficient
  • Become an energy efficiency champion
  • Play your part in creating a greener, healthier Scotland

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-edeajp

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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In this final week of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, delivered by Home Energy Scotland, we REALLY do have something for everyone.  Find out how you can save fuel, reduce your bills and cut your carbon footprint – what’s not to like?

So if it’s reducing water and food waste, making your home warmer and more energy efficient or just how to use your heating effectively this is a week you will not want to miss.

See you online!  


Monday 8 February 12 – 1.00pm     HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Energy Efficiency at Home workshop

Do you know how much you can save by turning your central heating down by 1 degree?

Take advantage of our free energy efficiency training to help you:

  • Save money on your energy bills
  • Be warmer and cosier at home
  • Adopt new habits and be more efficient
  • Become an energy efficiency champion
  • Play your part in creating a greener, healthier Scotland

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-edeajp

Tuesday 9 February 12 – 1.00pm    HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Love Food Hate Waste workshop

This free one-hour workshop provides top tips and ideas on how you can save money by reducing food waste.

We could all make a massive difference by cutting food waste at home. In this fun, free workshop, attendees will learn about menu planning, storage and ways to use up leftovers and store cupboard ingredients, to help cut down trips to the supermarket and make the food shop go further.

By putting these tips into action, attendees can save up to £437 a year!

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-orkjen

Wednesday 10 February 14.00 – 17.00       HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Electric Heating Training

Many people with electric heating systems find it difficult keeping their home warm and comfortable. Systems can be tricky to use, plus the metering and tariffs can make it harder to switch to a cheaper tariff.

If your organisation give advice about energy and billing, you’ll know how important, and challenging, helping people with electric heating can be.

You don’t need a technical background, but an awareness of how householders interact with the energy market will be helpful. Contact Diane or Alex to register for your free place and let’s work together to help people with electric heating get the best out of their system.

Diane.alexander@ne.homeenergyscotland.org

Alexandra.bolda@ne.homeenergyscotland.org

Thursday 11 February 12 – 1.00pm            HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Save Money – insulate your home

Join us for a free bitesized webinar looking at how insulating your home can help save you money and bring benefits to the planet. The webinar is a must if you’re looking for an easy to understand guide to improving the energy efficiency of your home. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the Home Energy Scotland interest free loan and cash back.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-qenjaj

Friday 12 February 12 – 1.00pm      HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Using Water Wisely workshop

Home Energy Scotland has teamed up with Scottish Water to help households save water, energy, and money.
As we are all staying at home more during lockdown to protect ourselves from coronavirus, our water, and energy use will be affected meaning our energy bills could increase.

This free online workshop will help you reduce your energy bills and the amount of water we waste in Scotland, join us to find out more about:

  • The benefits of saving water
  • The environmental impact of wasting water
  • The savings you could benefit from by making simple changes to the way you use hot water at home
  • Practical advice on how to save water and money, including using water wisely when taking a shower, washing your clothes, or making a cup of tea.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-ylnaez

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Today we take you on a short video tour of Portlethen Food Larder to let you see how a larder is set up alongside the wide range of products that are distributed by the fantastic volunteers.

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Today, Food Learning Challenges!

Learning Activities


We found the best way to learn about food is to present activities in a fun, interesting way which
involves the family members. They worked together on challenges. Here are some examples of
activities that work well in a family learning setting.


Challenge 1; Ready, Steady Cook
You have been given a bag of ingredients.
Your challenge is to cook a meal.
You can use these ingredients, plus
You can spend up a maximum of £2.
We look forward to hearing about what you will make! Take a photo. was it tasty? What would
make it better?


Challenge 2; Meal Planning
Make a meal plan


Use the magazines and recipe books to come up with a meal plan for the week. Do you have
favourite meals you can include? Do you have the same meals on certain days of the week?

Challenge 3; My favourite meal


Draw a picture of your favourite meal on the paper plate.


Challenge 4; Food Map
Make a food map of the world. Where does our food come from? What kind of food do you get
from where?


Challenge 5; Food Scrabble

Make as many words as you can from;
Macaroni Cheese

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Fareshare UK has been in the news a lot during the pandemic being supported by the Scottish government to try to make sure no family goes hungry. Fareshare Grampian support K&M and are primarily an Eco project.

If you want to know more, please look at the link to a quick read through. https://prezi.com/v/9dirvrzufvtl/

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National Story Telling WeekFAMILYFOOD ART

January 30 -February 6

National Storytelling Week has been steadily growing each year!

Where ever the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breath of the teller and the ear of the listener. Celebrated in many ways by all ages enjoying-Folk tales, fairy lore, figments, phantoms, dragons, serpents, storms at sea. A good teller will conjure intriguingly.

This year, National Story Week also looks at food art!

WHAT IS FOOD ART?
• Associating food with funny characters or interesting stories is a
great way to create food decoration for families and engage
children in food with enthusiasm.
• You can make stories up about the food, personalising the food
design on a plate. Anything unusual and creative can be a little
bit of fun.
• These amazingly creative and colourful food decoration ideas
turn food for kids into food art that tells a story and fascinates
children and engages, creativity and inspiring food decoration
ideas.

Fancy giving Food Art a go?? Here’s a few ideas to start with…

To find out more visit the Website –https://www.sfs.org.uk/national-storytelling-week/resources

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Food Banks, Food Larders and Pantries. What are they and what’s the difference?


Food Banks in K&M
 Food Banks can be seen as a more traditional method of supplying emergency food to those
that need it.
 Food banks usually operate on a referral basis. Each food bank works with different frontline
professionals, like doctors, health visitors, social workers, and Citizens Advice. These
professionals will be able to refer you to a food bank and give you a food bank voucher if
they think you need emergency food
 Food Banks will normally ask for basic information in order to find the best support for your
need. They traditionally supply a food parcel though delivery.
 Aberdeenshire South Foodbank covers K&M and some of Marr , you could get emergency
boxes for your office. Their contact details are – aberdeenshiresouth.foodbank.org.uk.
There also two very well run food banks based in Stonehaven ran by religious organisations,
Far & Wide and The Catalyst Church (Storehouse)

Portlethen Toiletries


Food Banks – Where does the food come from? And what is in a Parcel?
 Non-perishable, in-date food is donated by the public at a range of places, such as
schools, churches, and businesses, as well as supermarket collection points. It is then sorted
into emergency food parcels by more than 28,000 volunteers, to be given to people in
crisis.
 What’s in Food Parcels? Typical food parcel includes items such as: Cereal, Soup, Pasta,
Rice, Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce, Lentils, beans and pulses, Tinned meat, Tinned
vegetables, Tea/coffee, Tinned fruit, Biscuits, UHT milk, Fruit juice – there may be non food
items as well such as Toiletries, Household items, Feminine products, Baby supplies nappies,
and Face masks and hand sanitiser.


Food Larders in K&M
 Food Larder operate supply food to our communities. Community Food Larders function
differently to a foodbanks, as they are usually open at certain times during the week and
are open to all.
 No referral is required while using a food larder, and they also do not require details to
access them.
 Visitors to the larder have the ability to choose items which they require
 There are currently Food Larders in Kincardine and Mearns include, Auchenblae,
Fettercarin, Laurencekirk (Academy and the Venue), Luthermuir, Inverbervie,
Stonehaven (The Haven), Portlethen and Johnshaven


Food Larders in K&M: Where does the Food come from? What could I find?
 Larder can be supplies food from a various range of sources, this can be though
donations which are handed into the larder,
 It can be through local businesses that have food which are near their shelf life such as
the Co-op – https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/food-and-drink/2442754/how-community-larders-teamedup-with-the-co-op-to-save-food-for-families-who-really-need-it/
 Some local farms that supply food at a lower cost.
 Fareshare Grampian operated by Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE)
supports the local larders with deliveries of food to Portlethen, Stonehaven and the
Mearns individually.
 Larders also use their own fund to supply food or ‘top up’ what can’t be accessed from
the above
 Larders have a wide range of items, which include many of those that could be found
in food parcel.


Food Pantries
 Currently there are no food Pantries located in across Kincardine and Mearns,
however it is something that hasn’t been thought about.
 A community pantry can be seen as membership programme or club that
enables visitors a range of benefits including low cost food. Costs for Pantries
can be around £5-10 registration per year plus £2-7 per visit for members.
 Food Pantries tend to have the same methods in acquiring food as a food
larder and support the eco process of reducing food waste.
 Anyone can join a food pantry and there is usually not a referral system.
 Food Pantries are usually only available to those that live in the radius of the
Pantry
 CFINE (Community Food Initiatives North East) launched the first pantry of its
kind in Scotland, which gave users the chance to pick their own items from the
shelves in Woodside Aberdeen.

To find out more click on the link