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5 ways to use up your amaretto!

    Amaretto is a sweet liqueur that if stored properly shouldn’t go off for a very long time. Over time though it can reduce in quality. When I did a drinks declutter recently in my home, I found bottles of alcohol that we hadn’t touched for over 10 years. I also found an expensive bottle of sparkling wine that
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Don’t let wasps ruin your lunch!

Wasps are not the most popular buzzy creatures out there. They have a pretty terrible reputation for ruining alfresco summer meals and some are killing honey bees, but wasps are not always annoying and they are not all villains. In fact they are actually really beneficial in gardens.  If you garden, wasps are among your
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12 wonderful ways to use up ground almonds!

Have you ever bought ground almonds for a recipe and then not quite known what to do with the rest of the packet? Well fear not because my food waste group (join here: Reduce your food waste UK Facebook group) have plenty of suggestions for how to use up ground almonds! I’ve also added some of
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It’s great to be powered by renewable energy!

Picture credit: Octopus Energy We recently switched to a renewable energy provider – Octopus energy and I’m so happy we did. I originally wrote about the switch here: This blog is now powered by Octopus Energy! Being green isn’t always easy, but switching to Octopus energy really is – it really only took me a few
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How to never forget to water the houseplants again!

For a long time I thought our houseplants survived by magic until I realised my husband was watering them. I’m a cactus and orchid kind of person – they don’t like being watered too often which is perfect for me as plant watering was always at the bottom of my list. Things have changed a
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Why becoming a zero waste, vegan, minimalist is not the solution to all our problems all of the time

Wouldn’t it be great if we stopped destroying the rainforests, the plastic from the seas was removed and no more was ever added again, endangered species were no longer endangered and climate change was halted? So many of us are really hoping and praying that these things will happen, that we haven’t already gone too
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This blog is now powered by Octopus Energy!

Picture credit: Octopus Energy My eco-friendly journey has been a gradual one, with lots of small changes being made over a long period of time. One of the things I have wanted to do for a while is switch to an eco-friendly energy supplier. We do have solar panels and have had for a few
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