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Who made your pants? Lingerie to change the World.

(This is not Barcelona-specific, but they do mail order) I am obsessed with underwear. I do mean my own. Pretty, frilly, lacy, brightly coloured – I love it all. Few are the days when – if run over – I … Continue reading

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La Hamaca – locally grown fruit and vegetables

I stumbled across this place when I called into the Xarxa Consum yesterday. It’s been open for two months and is part of the Barcelona ‘km0‘ (Kilometre Zero) slow food movement: All the produce comes from local co-operatives, and each … Continue reading

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Greener Cleaning – Part One of an Occasional Series: Cleaning Silver

The Doing the Shopping blog has been away, but will be back in Barcelona in October looking out for eco and wallet-friendly (there’s a crisis on, in case you didn’t know!) shopping options. In the meantime we’re interested in hearing … Continue reading

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Call Valls – Organic Fruit Products from Catalunya and Beyond

Almost all the shops I have mentioned so far stock the ‘Cal Valls‘ range of fruit juices. I’ve tried a few – the Mandarina in particular is superb – so I thought I’d try and find out more about them: … Continue reading

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Eggs Update!

Happy Eggs are now available in Caprabo – look for ‘Ous Roig’ and/or ‘Ous de Pages’. You can read (in Spanish and Catalan) about the happy hens and the ‘ruta del huevo’ here: This is a follow-up to the original … Continue reading

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Save the rainforest by doing the dishes.

One of the things I knew would be tricky when avoiding supermarkets is buying cleaning products. I know I could just go to a local ‘corner shop’ and pay a bit more for the same brands I would get in … Continue reading

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Doing the shopping in Barcelona

This year I have resolved to be more thoughtful about what I buy. There are a couple of reasons for this: I have too much stuff already I hate to waste things, including buying food that doesn’t get eaten – … Continue reading

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