Hotel food waste is history!

Last week we took part in the Food & Hotel Myanmar expo in Yangon, a huge event with hundreds of chefs vying to be the best. The hotels, restaurants and resorts of Myanmar were gathered in the huge venue to soak up the inspiration — get new ideas and make new contacts. Watching these chefsContinue reading “Hotel food waste is history!”

Tea leaves = fertiliser

  (ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Here’s an inspiring story. On a spare corner of a community wasteland (=dump, basically) in Mandalay this guy is drying used tea leaves. He collects them from local tea shops on a regular basis and brings them here to dry. Then he packs them all up in rice sacks and sells them asContinue reading “Tea leaves = fertiliser”

Kindness not plastic.

  ( 😊ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Feeding animals with kindness not plastic! This is from our friend Lee in India, he showed us how people leave their food waste outside their houses for the cows, goats and dogs. Nice and neat, no other rubbish. We can make bokashi out of food waste, or any kind of organicContinue reading “Kindness not plastic.”

Setting up shop

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Setting up shop here doesn’t seem to be so be so hard. A cloth on the ground and a truckload of veggies brought in from the farm. But there’s a lot of competition, these markets in Yangon are big! And at the end of the day there’s a neat pile of waste byContinue reading “Setting up shop”

Fish for dinner!

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Some scenes from the Yangon markets. They’re hot and noisy and full of people buying, selling, talking, shouting, laughing and working hard. Turn the sound on! (And yes! We would like to make bokashi from the fish scraps😉) /Jenny ရန္ကုန္ေဈးေတြထဲကျမင္ကြင္းတစ္ခ်ိဳ႕။ ေဈးေတြကေတာ့ ဝယ္ၾက၊ ေရာင္းၾက၊ စကားေတြေျပာၾက၊ ေအာ္ၾကဟစ္ၾက၊ရယ္ၾကေမာၾက၊ အားႀကိဳးမာန္တက္အလုပ္ေတြလုပ္ၾကတဲ့လူေတြရဲ႕ အသံဗလံေပါင္းစံုနဲ႔ဆူညံၿပီး၊ ပူလည္းပူအိုက္ပါတယ္။ အသံသာတစ္ခ်က္ဖြင့္ၾကည့္လိုက္ေတာ့ဗ်ိဳ႕ သိရေအာင္။ (ေျပာရရင္ေတာ့..အင္း…အဲဒီငါးအႂကြင္းက်န္ေတြကေန ဘိုကာ႐ွီလုပ္ခ်င္တာေပါ့ဗ်ာ။) #bokashimyanmarContinue reading “Fish for dinner!”

And after the sugarcane juice…?

(😊ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Sugar cane juice! So damn nice on a hot day. But the leftovers, where do they end up? Taken off to the tip, I assume. Which is a pity, we could make great bokashi from them. And one day we will!