Foraging

 We are on a “No Spend” month in our house which means we’re trying not to make impulse purchases or spend on stuff that’s not essential. So today I took the Monsters on a foraging expedition; free and fun. The Autumn berries seem to be […]

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Meringues!

I’ve never followed a vegan diet but I’ve always been quite fascinated by the craft of creating amazing dishes entirely from plants. I follow a few vegan groups to learn about new recipes and ingredients and when I found out about aquafaba I had to […]

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Elderflower and Strawberries!

I’ve not managed to post over the last week or so as I’ve been mega busy but I have a couple of little projects ready to share. Elderflowers are in season and I love their pungent smell. There are loads of things you can do […]

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A Week Without Plastic

This week I’ve been following a social media group encouraging a week without plastic. The idea was not to have to manage without plastic items, but to not purchase any new ones through the course of the week. I’d love to be able to report […]

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Local Milk

We are lucky enough to live down the road from an organic dairy and we started ordering milk from them a couple of years ago when we moved house. I love the fact that the milkman/lady comes and we receive milk in recycled glass bottles, […]

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Spring Time Eats!

Over the last month or two I’ve been trying to design our weekly meal plans around more seasonal vegetables. I have focused mainly on the vegetables as a managable first step, but I’ve also cut down our fruit to simply apples, satsumas and bananas rather […]

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Slow Cooker Meals

18 months ago we decided to invest in solar panels. We were fortunate enough to be in a position to buy our panels outright which meant we got a pretty good deal with respect to selling electricity back to the grid. We receive a payment […]

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Grow your own herbs!

One of my aims is to reduce the amount of plastic packaging we use and I’m now finding myself continually looking round the house and trying to think of alternatives. I love using fresh herbs in cooking. We have mint, thyme, oregano and chives growing […]

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Seasonal Eating

I set myself a task of beginning to learn a little more about seasonal foods. Having had an allotment for a few years I have a rough feel for what’s ready when, but up until now I have to admit I haven’t applied it very […]

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