Category Archives: Good for the environment

Beeswax wraps

Yesterday afternoon, I managed to get out of my jam-maker’s kitchen and work in a room with two irons as well as a pan and a slow cooker which were constantly on. The good news is that we’re not having … Continue reading

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Twitter has some uses

Do you use Twitter and if so what’s your opinion of the platform? I set up an account years ago but at the time I couldn’t make head or tail of Twitter. So, I stopped using it. However, my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Never so much excitement over a drill

After lots of behind-the-scenes planning, today was the first Composting Champions workshop at The Real Junk Food Project TRJFP) in Horsforth, Leeds. For those of us involved in the planning as well as for those who were hoping for a … Continue reading

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Grand challenges: Food for Thought

Over the last week, I’ve been beavering away at another online course through FutureLearn. In contrast to the recent ones on growing, this one is about eating. Or rather sustainable food. There are many questions I would like answered regarding … Continue reading

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Not iced coffee this time

Last night, Storm Diana blew my prized rosemary out of its pot, so the beleaguered plant is now getting hot in the kitchen. It is one of those plants which seems to suffer indoors (well, so do I, so I … Continue reading

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Giving in for five-a-day

Over the holidays, we were talking about making improvements to our diet. One of the areas to work on is by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables we eat. It would be wonderful if the garden could produce enough … Continue reading

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Elderberries

Until this year, I had had no idea that there were elders in my vicinity, otherwise I would have foraged from them sooner. But on Monday, I took myself off with my foraging basket and made my way to the … Continue reading

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