As we become increasingly conscious about where our food comes from, as well as food waste, it's only natural we should look for more solutions closer to home on how to be self sufficient. And where better to start then in the hub of a home, the kitchen.
Aside from getting a transparent kitchen fitted there are other practical and inexpensive ideas you can apply at home, highlighted in this Beginner's Guide to a Self Sufficient Kitchen from Chefworks. By addressing the input and output from our domestic kitchens the infographic outlines three simple ways how to be self sufficient in the kitchen.
3 Ways to be Self Sufficient in the Kitchen
From growing, cooking and preserving food to recycling food at home, there are some handy tips on how to be more resourceful at home, saving both time and money, and let's face it, more unnecessary trips to the supermarket.
As well as growing your own fruit, veg and herbs, canning, fermenting and baking and re-using scraps to feed your compost or even you, there are several easy ideas that are worth practicing ... and who knows, you may even develop a taste for the good life.
Self sufficiency is an idea gaining traction at national level, with plans already in place for an off grid self sufficient community just outside Amsterdam.
Have a look and see if there are any simple ideas to adopt to be more self sufficient in your kitchen: