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.
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!
The easiest way I have found to save money and waste less is to learn to cook from scratch. This completely homemade recipe will impress your friends when you tell them it didn't come out of a packet! #zerowastewin
Time to start planning our new allotment for the forthcoming year. A whole year of vegetables to be planted!
A delicious and super easy recipe for dark chocolate truffles. Perfect for a gift or a little indulgence for yourself.
Another year has gone by and Christmas is here again! In our house it truly is a wonderful time of year and part of getting into the spirit is an evening spent setting up the decorations with a glass of hot gluhwein in hand.
Once again that time of year is upon us again. But unfortunately commercialisation of the season lures more and more people into buying throw-away gifts, tat and cheap items. Here are my suggestions of conscious presents to give this year.