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Fresh, Local, organic, fair trade food!

I am excited to introduce you to… YOUR LOCAL FOOD ASSEMBLY A brilliant new way to bring farmers and consumers together under one roof – lovely! An answer to my many searching questions for

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Cheap, green, all-purpose cleaner using everyday items in your kitchen

Since writing my last post on cleaning around the home I have come to a conclusion. Living a greener, more sustainable life, is about using less products and ingredients in everyday cleaning. Using less

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Magic Mint Sauce #makeyourownmonday

One of the easiest things to grow in our garden is mint. When my parents gave us a mint plant, they strongly advised us to keep the mint in its pot to prevent it taking over the garden. I now understand

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Elderflower Cordial #makeyourownmonday

Something that I’ve wanted to make for several years is Elderflower cordial. My family all love it (it’s fondly known as ‘flower juice’) and it’s one of the more chemical-free

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Homemade Hummus #makeyourownmonday

Today is our first ever #makeyourownmonday so I wanted to celebrate in style with some hummus. Like it or loathe it, I have never found it in the shops apart from in a plastic tub. Plastic is not an option

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How to save money by making your own Fakeaway Pizza!

We have decided recently that although we love a good takeaway, it’s much better, quicker and easier, to make our own. Takeaways almost always involve an unnecessary amount of disposable plastic

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Superb soapnuts to wash your washing with

As part of our foray into living a more sustainable life, I decided to take the plunge and give Soapnuts a whirl. Since this particular plunge only cost £14.99 for a bag that potentially will last us

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Homemade Oatcakes

We’re on a quest to replace some of our favourite processed, plastic-packaging food with homemade. Two of the items I’ve found difficult to replace are oatcakes (well, we live in Scotland!)

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Beautiful bulk bins and bulk buying food – in Scotland?

Recently, we’ve been doing a bit of research. I’ve wanted to find somewhere in Scotland that sells loose produce in bins. The idea behind this is that you take your own container, fill it up,

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De-plasticing our kitchen (if that’s a thing!)

Two weeks ago, I set a challenge. Oldest, Youngest and I decided to bag up all the plastic that was in our kitchen, store it in the cupboard, and see how we got on without it! (NB if you haven’t

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