Could you spend a weekend, or even one day unplugged from your mobile phone, your telly, your microwave? Could you spend just one day without electricity? * We think we’re all over-wired, and need some fresh air and some good food.

So Fife Diet invites you – Fifers (but really anyone anywhere) to this challenge. To help you achieve it we’re going to make you some lovely food (or suggest some lovely recipe ideas) to help you Unplug and Reconnect.

On Sunday 28 August all across Fife people will be having a picnic, slow-cooking something special...slowing down and sharing some food together…eating outdoors or taking a hike.

Organise your own ‘Unplug’ and Grab yourself a free Fife Diet T-shirt – send me your idea and win a t-shirt – first ten suggestions win! Email mike@maryland.cochranfirmcriminaldefense.com

As well we are also creating a special Unplugged Salad Bar Feast at the Ecology Centre’s Summer Festival (12-4 at Kinghorn Loch, FREE). If you have extra stuff from your garden or allotment – bring it along on the day and we’ll clean it, chop it, dress it and serve it back to you.

It’s like BYOB at a party except with lettuce.

The Ecology Centre’s Summer Festival is the perfect location to Unplug – there’ll be live circus acts, a Puddledub BBQ, pond-dipping, storytelling, bird-house making, recycled jewellery making, games and treasure hunt. GO HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

If you live in the East of Fife, our friends in the newly formed East group are doing there own thing and running a special Unplugged summer picnic on Elie beach. All the details are on this poster for you to download:  FifeDietUnplugged_lowres


* This isn’t an anti-technology thing  we love technology and use social media all the time to connect with people. It’s just about getting the  balance right.

  • Admin
    The Fife Diet August 25, 2011 at 15:18

    Thanks Andrew – hoping to get the t-shirt out to you in time for the festival…

  • Andrew Murray August 25, 2011 at 15:01

    I’m looking forward to sitting in a field near Cheltenham at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday  – having a lo-tech slowing-right-down camping weekend soaking up the sun,  loving the vibe,  drinking great tea at myspace.com/tinyteatent – and eating delicious falafel with 20,000 close friends. 

  • Admin
    The Fife Diet August 25, 2011 at 14:48

    Hello Fife Diet

    I just read the latest mail and wanted to tell you about my plan.

    My great aunt died recently. She was in her late eighties and was full of enthusiasm for food, cooking and eating with her family and friends. She would always lay on a huge feast whenever she knew that we were coming to visit, and I’ll always remember her as the ultimate hostess!

    To unplug and reconnect I’m going to cook a special dinner for my friends in her memory. No phones, music, distractions. Just the stuff that matters.


    Helen Fleming

  • Admin
    The Fife Diet August 17, 2011 at 12:43

    Sue from Aberdeen writes:

    “I plan to join together with another family and have a slow day of food where each of us introduces a family favourite to the other family – like an exchange of traditions. We plan to do Gnocchi, the old, slow, hands-on method (they are italian) and we plan to do borscht, the old, slow way where all the bits of the borscht find their way into various aspects of the meal… Our garden & allotment will provide many of the ingredients, and we’ll be following the event up with our beautiful glut of local soft fruit – via a gooseberry/rhubarb crumble. SO, I guess you could call it:

    “A slow wander through the kitchens of Italy and Poland, via NE Scotland” (a slow event needs a long title).

    Congrats to Fife Diet on all your great work and inspiring words. I only wish we could get to the Salad Daze…”

    Many thanks Sue – a t-shirt’s winging it’s way to you right now …