Eat, Make, nature

Zero Waste Week: Cut Kitchen Waste

The kitchen can be a huge source of waste – and it’s more than just food waste. Clingfilm and tinfoil, ready meal packaging and tins, along with fat eager to join its fatberg family in the sewers: the kitchen can present a challenge for the zero-waste inclined. However, it’s far from insurmountable. Beeswax wraps can […]

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Gift, Make, nature

Zero Waste Week: Wasteful Beauty

I’ve long been a fan of making my own toiletries. It saves money, provides top quality fresh products and means you can tailor products to your allergies and aroma preferences. Over time, I’ve amassed a reasonable range of aromatherapy oils by asking for bottles as christmas and birthday gifts – they last a couple of […]

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Eat, Gift, Grow, Make

Zero Waste Week 2018: Waste Less, Spend Less

Last year, I heard about Zero Waste Week, and loved discovering new waste reduction and money saving tips. I enjoyed it so much that I became an ambassador for it this year, to help spread the word. Taking place 3-7th September, it encourages everyone to reduce their waste to help the planet. Why aim for […]

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Art, Eat, Grow, Make, nature, Storytelling

5 Ways to Have Fun for Free This Weekend

Late summer is a wonderful time to have fun for free. The weather is generally mild enough to explore outdoors in relative comfort, and nature has provided a glut of free food and crafting supplies. Try one of these this weekend. Go Blackberrying   Blackberrying is an easy gateway to ore advanced foraging. It’s easy […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make

Upcycle Your Life: Home and Wedding Celebrations

On August 25th, head to Fearon Hall, Loughborough for the sixth Upcycle Your Life. This month, Upcycle Your Life has a home and wedding theme, to help you enhance your home and have a bargain wedding (or other kind of love celebration). Learn how to make your own bouquets, corsages, handfasting ribbons and wedding favours. Discover recipes […]

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Eat, Make

Afternoon Tea for All

It’s #AfternoonTeaWeek on Twitter so I’ve been bombarded with afternoon tea propaganda. I can’t afford to blow loads of money on afternoon tea but it does inspire me to get baking. If you have enough cash to cook, and an oven, you can make delicious afternoon tea for well under £10. It’s still a treat […]

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Eat, Grow, Make, nature

Ease into Autumn

It may seem early to mention the A word, particularly when glorious sun and blue skies are a recent memory, but the hedgerows are heralding the change of seasons. Rather than resisting, embrace nature’s bounty and it will make the slide towards darkness a lot less bleak. Make Cake Cake is an easy way to […]

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