Eco Picks

#climatechange #climateemergency #climatebreakdown #climatestrike are currently all at the forefront of everybody's minds. Image by NiklasPntk from Pixabay Here are some very interesting picks to fuel (and not fossil-fuel!!) your thoughts and imagination towards a more sustainable economy and what best to avoid. 1)Read about 36 ways to halve global emissions by 2030. It's hard … Continue reading Eco Picks

Eco Picks

Hi there, I can't believe it's Thursday already! Now here is a quick update: the name of the weekly column is going to be changed into "Eco Picks". I'll continue to stick to five topics a week. Eco Picks are only meant to offer a short glimpse, while other topics are going to be covered … Continue reading Eco Picks

Plum Pie

First of all, apologies - I don't mean to turn this into a food blog. It is simply down to the fact that August and September yield so much of our lovely homegrown vegetables and fruit, that it is hard not to come up with some mouth-watering recipes. My little daughter loves to toddle off … Continue reading Plum Pie

Ecoconscious Living News

It's time for the weekly selection of links - again. We are now definitely saying goodbye to summer and getting the last of our summer fruit in. It is an intensive time, with lots of preserving, baking and enjoying the last few days of warm-ish sunshine. In some ways, this makes you think though... 1)How … Continue reading Ecoconscious Living News

Homemade Damson Jam

I have been holding this post back a little while because I was still trying to work out the best way to make it in my breadmaker. The general recipe suggests I use gelatine or pudding powder, something I wanted to avoid for obvious reasons. I tried agar-agar instead, which is a jelly-like substance obtained … Continue reading Homemade Damson Jam