Food Waste 1: Croutons

Okay, so you bought a delicious fresh loaf a few days ago and used most of it, but now you have an annoying hunk left that is rapidly going stale. What to do with it? What we do is cut it into chunks and store it in the freezer. When we’re planning to have soup, […]

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Beeswax Food Wraps

Beeswax food wraps are ace: they take the place of clingfilm or foil, and can be reused time and again to wrap your sandwiches, to cover leftover food in the fridge, or to freeze small batches of muffins or flapjacks if you’ve made too many to eat in one go. I love them, but they […]

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We haven’t bought laundry detergent or fabric conditioner for nearly two years. Don’t worry, we haven’t been stinking the place up – we have been washing our clothes. But when we read about an Ecoegg, it seemed a no-brainer. Okay, so the ‘egg’ itself is plastic, but it’s designed to last for years, and the […]

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Sweet Treats

One of the biggest challenges for us has been placating our sweet teeth (is that really the plural of ‘a sweet tooth’? It sounds very odd…) while avoiding anything wrapped in single-use plastic. Warning: there’s not much out there! Luckily, we both enjoy cooking, so we’ve been satisfying those sugar urges as follows: Biscuits: Trays […]

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Milk & Yoghurt

Milk We’ve never really used a lot of milk.  I don’t like it much, although I do use it in baking. But Phil drinks it in coffee, and likes it on his cereal. And even a pint a week means fifty-two plastic bottles added to landfill every year. After seeing a friend post about how […]

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