Worm farm basics

I’ve tried and FAILED miserably to get a successful compost heap up and runnninng on a few occasions. When we moved to our new place, there was one of those static compost bins lurking in a corner of the yard so, glutton for punishment that I am, I tried again. On this occasion, the compost … More Worm farm basics

Fight food waste: bin ready bananas = beautiful banana bread (recipe)

 I had this pile of bananas that looked well and truly like the final survivors of a horrifying apocalypse. They had turned totally black and the skin had wrinkled and wilted. A couple even had tiny patches of mould on the skin. Despite their not so enticing exterior, I was wracked with guilt about throwing … More Fight food waste: bin ready bananas = beautiful banana bread (recipe)

One month of no spending – day 23 and 24: fast food and farmer’s markets.

    Day 23 The more I think about the problems facing our society, the more I want to think about how to solve them. So our evening viewing today consisted of Food Inc. I read Fast Food Nation before a trip to America a few years back and was shocked and horrified enough about … More One month of no spending – day 23 and 24: fast food and farmer’s markets.

One month of buying nothing – day eight. Groceries and gardens.

    I started the day thinking I needed to buy groceries but a second check of the freezer told me otherwise. There was some leftover  lamb so I decided to turn it into a tagine with a bowl of fresh figs we were gifted. I also discovered fish in the freezer as well as … More One month of buying nothing – day eight. Groceries and gardens.