How to make mince pies without a biscuit cutter

While I am hoping you have all emerged from the festive period with some ambitious (or perhaps not so ambitious) resolutions for the New year, my apologies in advance for this post - I am already blogging about the next Christmas theme. And quite a British one at that. I for one had never heard …

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Christmas over-consumption or: Ways to a more sustainable Christmas

It seems to be the same thing every year - a race to outdo one another, no one wants to be left out and you can't be seen giving less or fewer items than you did the year before. "You'd better watch out, you'd better not cry; You'd better not pout, I'm telling you why..." …

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Home-made yoghurt and plastic-waste reduction

Apart from plastic bags we use for shopping and plastic wrapped around vegetables in supermarkets, one of the main components of our plastic waste are yoghurt tubs. You mostly won't be able to up-or recycle them, esp. if multiple materials are used such as plastic, paper and film, which most of them do. And yet …

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A green sleeping arrangement

What can you do to make your bedroom a healthier place to sleep? I have been thinking about that for quite a while now, and the silence on this blog wasn't due to the fact that I went into hibernation - although I do sometimes feel like it this time of year. The reason for …

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Some thoughts on getting breastfeeding off to a good start

If you have been to buy a new pair of trainers in a Sports Direct store somewhere in England, chances are you have bumped into a group of protesters sitting on the floor (and quite deliberately in the way) while openly breastfeeding their babies. We can only congratulate these ladies on making a stance that …

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A fresh breeze without Febreze

There are very good reasons why you should ditch that stuff along with most of the chemicals we commonly keep in our homes these days. We tend not to think that much about breathing as it comes so automatically to us. And yet, it is such a vital and basic function of our body which …

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New Resources Green Living @ Home

Hello everyone! Please check out today's launch of my new resources. This is only the start of something which I hope is going to lead us all towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. I want to share this with you and hope the charts and recipe lists I have created will be of some …

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6 steps to a more eco-friendly bathroom

While I was trying to minimize the waste in my kitchen by cutting down on single use plastic and reduce the amount of chemicals for cleaning purposes, I was on the lookout for other potential sources. Not surprisingly, the bathroom scored quite high. In this post, I'm only going to explore the first few steps …

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14 uses of bicarbonate soda as a cleaning agent

... or travelling up and down the pH-scale. Well, obviously it is also edible. You can add it to your baking and it is even supposed to help with reflux or heartburn. It is possible to use it as a water softener, odour remover, scrubbing agent and/or mild abrasive. You can use it in the …

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5 ways to reduce your palm oil consumption

... at least sometimes! As I have outlined in my previous post, the ubiquitous usage of palm oil as a cheap ingredient causes utter devastation in rainforests, esp. in Indonesia on the island of Borneo and Sumatra where it drove the Orang Utan, the Sumatran tiger and elephant to near extinction. Only recently, it was …

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