It's almost that time of year again to start a new plastic-free challenge. This is a great place to start thinking about what we use and what we buy which I hope to take onto the rest of the year.
I've been super busy this week making allsorts of things, as I type I am sat here in my apron, waiting for bread to rise! This is the art of making from scratch put into practice.
Call me crazy but I'm thinking of using flowers from my own garden in my wedding bouquet. Well, why not? They are already there, my garden is full of beautiful flowers throughout the summer, so nothing new would be produced just to be cut for one day in my hands. They are organically grown and completely natural as much of my garden is self-seeded anyway.
The sun is shining which can only mean one thing! Summer is here! Time to get the shorts out and with them my whole summer capsule wardrobe. An important part of simple and sustainable living for me.
Following on nicely from my last few posts, my next big ethical decision is making from scratch. Such an important and thing to do when going zero waste or trying to be more sustainable is to look at the process that goes into making an item and to create something from the beginning for yourself. That may be making a recipe from scratch which may otherwise come out of a (non-recyclable) packet or sewing a craft instead of needlessly buying it online with wasteful postage and packaging.
One great way to save money and waste is to create a shopping list and stick to it. So I've created a recipe book to list all our favourite meals. Here is a little snippet and handy guide to making your own personal recipe book.
Sometimes we just need a quick breakfast to keep you going until lunchtime. Muesli is a great option but it is so cheap and easy to make your own don't settle for anything shop-bought!
I have big news to share with you! This is the beginning of an exciting journey of more green experiences to come.
This is the first look at my ethical life choices and I'm starting big: MEAT. This is a huge topic in the green-living world and one that cannot be ignored.
This is the first of a seasonal series on our first year on the allotment. We went armed with no idea, a Thermos of tea and a lot of optimism.