Saving £200 on milk!

Why I use plant based milks The issues around milk from intensively farmed cows are widely discussed. This is not a post around the pros and cons of intensive dairy (or non intensive dairy) versus plant based milks. I had been cutting down my intake of diary based milk due to some of these issues, […]

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Where to food shop with less packaging

Following on from my last post “how to food shop with less packaging”, here are a range of options; Where can you shop in London packaging free? A few of the capitals offerings to wet your appetite. East Bulk Market – was a pop up social enterprise in Hackney stocking 300 bulk products. Just finished […]

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How to food shop with less packaging

The problem of plastic waste The scary fact is that every piece of plastic ever made (unless burnt) still exists in some form. That’s 60+ years of plastic and counting. With only 5% of plastic actually getting recycled in to something new. This fact goes part way to explaining how 8 million tonnes end up […]

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Find the zero waste lifestyle businesses where you live

There is a new app out on iOS (Andriod coming soon) to help people find their local businesses facilitating a zero waste lifestyle.  Simply called “Zero Waste App”. Includes categories for ; zero waste stores, ethical restaurants, menders, second hand clothes shops, composting facilities and farmers markets, all in your own town or city. Set […]

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My allotment is featured in West Essex Life Magazine

As some of my readers know I share an allotment with my friends in Wanstead (East London), just up the Central Line from where I live. We have been working on permaculture and no dig principles, experimenting with different plants and pest control. A wormary has just been installed, along with a Bokashi composting system. […]

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Beer for plants; a bio-fermenting experiment

Some background to the experiment I first heard about bio-fermenting while staying on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica, Finica Luna Nueva. I listened fascinated as our tour guide, and farm owner, explained how they re-engergised the soil without having to use mountains of compost and animal manure. They of course have these things but […]

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An ethical omnivore’s challenge

The challenge When I saw the Bompas and Parr event “Kill it, eat it” I was intrigued. “The focus of the event is on drawing attention to a culinary area that is typically veiled with mystery. With most consumers inured to the reality of what raising, culling and preparing animals to eat actually entails”. As […]

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Plastic straws, there is an alternative

This seemingly innocent item was invented in early 1960’s America, and currently dominates 99% of the straw market.  In this 1 min Vlog I explain some of the challenges, and solutions, to this not so innocent item of disposable plastic. Also in the Vlog I mention the “Turtle with a straw being removed from its […]

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1min Vlog – local producers

Our local producers of food and drink are what makes an area special.  Celebrate these people, and places, where ever you live, or where ever you visit.  Just remember they may be harder to find, its not like they have a huge advertising budget, but you won’t be disappointed. Check out my 1 min Vlog […]

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Post Christmas food re-homing ideas

Everyone ends up with food items over Christmas that they don’t like, can’t eat, or just won’t use before it expires.  Maybe you have been bought a bottle of red wine you don’t like, or a box of biscuits containing an ingredient you are intolerant to.  Perhaps you bought something for a particular visitor but […]

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