How to become even more lazy with Ekolådan
Ding dong, is that Avon calling? Gee whiz, I would not mind if it was. Been fighting a head cold this week so a few illuminating products wouldn’t go astray. But no, it is our weekly delivery of our ‘Eco Box’ of ecological veggies and fruit from Ekolådan.
In my attempt to never leave our new home, I have reinstituted our subscription to Ekolådan. Ecological vegetables and fruit, all delivered to our door, every Friday. We are now in our third week and couldn’t be happier.
Friday’s are Friyay’s as it means I do not have to lug shopping up the mini-mountain we live on. None of the hassle of having to go to the grocery store, going through self-check out, finding out you have to add the names of your vegetables in Swedish but you only know half the names, ringing the help bell, and waiting for them to come over so they can type in the correct Swedish names for you.
Organic food to your door. Laziness is lovely and it tastes great.
Apart from the benefits of eating food that does not contain arsenic, Ekolådan also fits in with our quest to become zero waste. (Well at least to greatly reduce our waste as best we can; in particular, plastic.) The boxes are delivered to the door, then the boxes are picked up at the next drop off, and we eat the contents, so zero waste. Much better than shopping at the supermarkets which are filled with fresh? produce wrapped in plastic. I wrote to Ekolådan and asked for no plastic to be used and received a very long and detailed reply, which I appreciated. No, at times they would need to use plastic but they did kindly offer to take it back with them along with the boxes. We are on week 3 so far and still no plastic apart from a top cover, so I am very pleased.
For 430SEK/62AUD we receive two boxes delivered to the door: the ‘fruit box’ which is filled with ecological fruit from around the world and the ‘Swedish box’ which is filled with seasonal vegetables, all grown in Sweden. On the Tuesday prior to delivery, we find out what the boxes will contain so we can meal plan accordingly. We also receive recipes and a newsletter all about the farmers who grew the produce.
We love eating with the seasons (as in times of old). Now, in the middle of Swedish winter, it means that we are receiving winter root vegetables. Biodynamic carrots, black radishes, swede, cabbage, Jerusalem artichoke. A taste sensation!
Week after week, root vegetables. Week. After. Week. The freezer is full of soup and if I fling another rosti at the team, there will be trouble. Sure, they taste fantastic but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, what am I meant to do with another parsnip?!?!?!
We have had another week of loving ourselves sick in our new home.
There was a burst of winter. I woke up one morning, very early, to find the tree in our front yard crystallized, just so beautiful. A snowstorm had arrived during the night and had turned our little village into a winter wonderland.
The view from every room in this house was so incredible, winter magic everywhere! So very lucky to have found this home.
But then again, it’s all fun and games and beautiful pictures on Instagram, until it is 3pm and time to actually leave the house, go outside and pick up the kids. Aaarrggghhhh. Out into the snow, walking through sludge, kids that are tired, mountains to be climbed…
P.S Don’t get bored.