How to eat an entire squash or pumpkin with nothing wasted!

The season of gourds, ghouls, pumpkins, squashes and ghosts is upon us and there is so much you can do with these colourful fruits other than carving scary faces into them  (I want to call them vegetables, but apparently they are technically fruits) There are loads of recipes out there for how to use them
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Wildlife in our garden and easy ways to help your local wildlife!

My reasons for being eco-friendly mainly centre around wanting a healthy and happy future for myself and generations to come and my way of approaching it so far has mainly involved thinking about reducing the rubbish my household produces, trying to source sustainable products and trying to make the most of everything I have. I’ve
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Now is the time to buy onions!

One of my favourite places to go on a weekend is Roundstone Farm near where I live. It is a pick your own fruit and veg farm and it is massive.  There is a tractor that goes round the farm so that if you pick lots of heavy fruit and veg you don’t have to
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Hand picked, home made and sugar free frozen raspberry yoghurt recipe!

Yesterday I had three stories to tell about my fiery sugar free homemade salsa recipe.  Well that made a great part of the main meal, but for dessert my kids and I also had something special to us – some frozen raspberry yoghurt.  We had picked the raspberries at a pick your own farm near us
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The big cheese!

I did it – I bought some unpackaged cheese from the butchers in Southwick Square!  I didn’t just buy a bit, I bought loads of it.  The butcher said that on a Thursday or if I gave them advance notice they could chop a bit off for me, but they were busy and to chop
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Getting excited about cheese!

This morning as I was writing my shopping list before I went out to buy the food for the week, I was dragging my heels a little.  I have loads to do and never enough time (even though actually I am really lucky to have lots more time to do things than I have had
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This weeks shopping

Since starting my challenge not to shop in supermarkets, I haven’t been to one.  It doesn’t seem like a particularly big deal any more and I can’t really remember why I though it would be such a problem not to go to a supermarket. My husband however has been shopping in supermarkets.  Where I am
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Interview with Team Pugh!

Team Pugh spent a whole year shopping in their local shops and avoiding the supermarkets. That year recently came to an end but they very kindly agreed to be interviewed by me about it. So here it is: 1. What originally inspired you to stop shopping at supermarkets? I have always been interested in food and cooking and
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It’s the end!

Team Pugh (as pictured above) stayed away from supermarkets for a whole year and two days ago that year came to an end. They also blogged every day during that year on their site A Year Without Supermarkets  and are now giving themselves a well earned rest from blogging.   I have to admit I only started
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Yesterdays shopping and a trip to the supermarket!!!

Don’t worry I didn’t buy my food in the supermarket.  It was more outside the supermarket where I spent the money.  I went and filled up with petrol. Seeing as there is no especially ethical way to buy petrol in this country I’m allowing myself that exception.  I’m guessing you are thinking that after all
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