Don’t buy it – make it! – with Annika Korsten

In the supermarket you will find all sorts of processed products. Many of them we love, or have grown accustomed to having in our lives. But they often come with packaging we don’t want, additives we would rather not put in our bodies, and imported ingredients from who knows where! In addition they are also usually more expensive relative to their unprocessed counterparts. One option is to just do without them – I have done this myself with cottage cheese for example. However for Annika Korsten, sustainable living does not mean doing without. For her, its about being smart, creative and making the product you want – from local, homegrown or foraged ingredients.

In this programme, I chat with Annika about making some of the more unusal processed food products that we can find in the supermarket. Annika also shares a few of her favourites.

To listen to this programme about Don’t Buy it – Make it! please click on

For more information –

  • about the work Annika does with the Malcam Trust – go to
  • Some of Annika’s favourite books and websites include –
    • ‘Preserves’ by Pam Corbin
    • ‘Salt Sugar Smoke: How to preserve fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish’ by Diana Henry
    • ‘Around the world in 80 plants’ by Stephen Barstow

This programme was originally broadcast on  the  24th September 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and is supported by Sustainable Dunedin City. The radio show Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard, a Sustainability Educator and Facilitator.




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