I like Jamie Oliver and while some of these tips I already use, other's I need to work on, like making your own salad dressing.
I also liked his tip Chemicals and preservatives are not food. So true and so forgotten.
So true about the salad dressing. Since I am starting fresh with my condiments, I debated this for a while in the store the other day. I finally bought some ranch (I've never made good ranch) and decided to make my own vinaigrette at home, which I did. But the storebought stuff has so many unnecessary ingredients.
My sisters' family went to Italy last summer & she said that all the salads there just used oil & vinegar, and they liked it so well that is all she uses now. We also like that, so last week I found some lovely oil/vinegar crystal cruets for $2 at a garage sale. I'm going to fill them w/ olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and try using up what we have and start using that.
I'm mixed about Jamie Oliver. While he's great to look at, and his food looks, "Faun taustic" as he says, I've tried some of his recipes and thought they were just marginal for the work involved. Still he had some good ideas in the article.
One thing I disagree with (I know others will disagree with me) is saving $$ by buying local. For me personally, that is just not true, any where I've lived. I've gone to farmer's markets and locally grown places and I can save so much more $$ getting it at sadly, Walmart, or at a grocery store sale.