30 August 2015

Trialling recipe boxes: Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon sends recipe boxes since 2014, is situated in Leyton, London and is available in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia. 3 meals for 2 people currently cost £45.

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23 August 2015

Trialling recipe boxes: Riverford

Riverford

Riverford sends recipe boxes since 2010, but exists as an organic farm since 1987. It is situated in Devon and only operates in the UK. 3 meals for 2 people currently cost £40.
The big difference between Riverford and all the other recipe box services is that Riverford produces most of the vegetables, fruits and meat themselves!

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21 August 2015

Trialling recipe boxes: The Original Supper Box

The Original Supper Box

The Original Supper Box sends recipe boxes since 2013, is situated in West Sussex and is only available in the UK. 3 meals for 2 people currently cost £38.

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16 August 2015

Trialling recipe boxes: Introduction

Recipe boxes are boxes with fresh food ingredients measured to fit recipes sent with the box, delivered to your door, ready to be cooked by yourself.

When I first heard about this concept I immediately loved it and wanted to try it out. Since living in London I very rarely cook for myself, often eating ready-made meals (although usually from Marks & Spencer’s, so not as bad as many others) or take-away food.
The reasons for these types of services are clear to me: It is more convenient (no shopping, searching for rare ingredients, carrying it home, etc), healthier (fresh, often orgaanic, nutritionally balanced recipes, etc), eco-friendlier (less waste due to exactly measured ingredients, less packaging, often organic, etc) and learning new recipes (diversification of your diet, trying new tastes, (re-)learn how to cook, etc).

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26 July 2015

5 Shades of (Silver-)Grey

I know, it’s what’s inside that counts. But for some reason I love aluminium cases. They look and feel so perfect, cool and beautiful. All of my 5 main devices have nice silvery aluminium bodies by now:

My laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad U430p), netbook (ASUS Chromebook Flip C100P), smartphone (HTC One M9), tablet (iPad Air 2) and portable backup drive (Integral Fusion USB 3.0 Flash Drive).

Update 9 April 2016: I added one more device, the Chromebook. That makes it more fittingly 5 (and not 4) “shades of (silver-)grey”.