A delicious use it up sugar free zero waste dessert!

Last December we went on holiday and by avoiding waste we saved ourselves over £500 (read more here)! One of the things I did was to freeze some milk that we couldn’t use up before we went away. I froze it in an ice cube tray and once the cubes were made stored them in a
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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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They’re not from there and they don’t taste anything like it…

Jerusalem artichokes actually originate from North America and I think they taste a little like Chinese water chestnuts, especially if you slice them up and stir fry them. Several months ago we went to a seedling swap in Preston Park in Brighton (organised by Harvest, BHOGG and Brighton and Hove Food Partnership).  We took some of our spare
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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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A home grown winter salad!

Around a week or so ago, I had the last salad of the year from our veg garden.  Everything was homegrown and it included: tomatoes – yellow and red cucumber radishes rocket pak choi courgette chives lemon balm We (i.e. my husband) planted the cucumber and courgettes quite late and although we didn’t have great
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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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Difficult choices….

Yesterday I announced that I plan to avoid shopping in supermarkets until the end of my Year of Eco Challenges i.e. 26th September 2014. I have to admit the whole idea of not being able to go to a supermarket scares me a little.  I have been so reliant upon them for such a long
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What a lovely way to start the day and more on Zero Waste Week!

My parents moved house last year and when they left they dug up their fig tree and gave it to us.  My wonderful husband planted it in our garden and today for the first time I ate not one but two home grown figs!  Such a great way to start the day! In other news,
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Our garlic harvest!

Back in February we bought three garlic bulbs for £5 at Seedy Sunday in Brighton.  My hubby did a great job of planting them, watering them and working out when they were ready to harvest.   We also had a little assistance from the garlic farm cook book, which tells you about the different types of garlic,
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The view from my kitchen door and homegrown salad!

I love the view of beans growing right outside my kitchen door.  We are really lucky and have a dedicated fruit and vegetable garden right next to our kitchen.  Even better than that my husband has got really into growing vegetables.  So every day I get to go out there and pick salad for my
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