Sunday, November 8, 2015

Homemade body scrub

I have been making my own body scrub since I was about 16. It is so easy and satisfying to make your own that you will never ever go back to shop bought scrubs!  

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Kilner Jar Compost

One of the biggest parts of our rubbish is wet waste- fruit and vegetable peels, bones from meat, tea bags, egg shells etc. I was looking for a way that I could compost all of this and so reduce the amount of trash that we produce on a weekly basis. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

It's not just about the plastic bag...

As the new law on charging 5p for a plastic bags comes into force today, there is definitely reason for celebration. There is no question that plastic bags are outright bad for the environment. Lightweight plastic bags are often only used once, but  can persist in the environment for hundreds of years. Plastic bags are recyclable but the general curb side collection does not usually accept them and will prevent people from recycling them. In order to recycle plastic bags you need to find out where the recycling point is, then collect the bags, and potentially drive all the way to drop them off. Instead, more than 8 billion plastic bags in Europe end up used for random bits of ‘wet rubbish’ discarded with general waste which often means that they end up in landfill.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wild Food Identification: Raspberry

I am sure the mighty Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus) does not need much identification. I thought I share it with you anyway, as in my whole foraging times I have never found wild Raspberries. Until.Now. I might have even had a little victory dance.:)