homemade apple cider vinegar

I am always on the look out for ways to get the most out of my food scraps. Our farmers work very hard to produce bountiful crops of delicious fruit and veg and it seems such a waste to toss any of it out. Scrap apple cider vinegar uses apple peel and cores and with…

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Green washing explained

Last month in our newsletter we introduced you to the term Greenwashing and we committed to sharing examples of this in the coming months. Just to reiterate in case you missed this article: From electric cars to reusable shopping bags, it’s undeniable that “going green” is one of the fastest growing trends out there today.…

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safety razors

With excitement and some trepidation I have recently switched to a safety razor. My husband has been using his Parker safety razor for sometime now but I hadn’t made the switch as I was using my old razor’s store of blades. Double edged safety razors have been around since the 1900’s but since the 1970’s when disposable cartridge…

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5 ways to reduce single use plastic

We all know the planet is struggling to cope with our single use throw away world so it is  WONDERFUL that you want to make a change. THANK YOU. We’ve been working on our list of the top five EASY SWAPS you can make to be living more sustainably. 1.With more than 2.7 million takeaway…

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Avocado in a beeswax wrap

More than four years ago now we began our plastic free journey. We started with saying no to single use cling wrap, plastic bags and other single-use plastic products that are everywhere 🤨. They are part of the top four that we simply we can’t ignore. Since we started using beeswax wraps cling wrap has…

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natural hand wash

We’ve been in our test kitchen working with soap nuts, Castile soap and Australian Natural Soap Company soap flakes trialling recipes for dog wash, body wash and hand wash. The aim – to harness the cleaning power of soap nuts combined with the soapy foaming texture of Castile soap and soap flakes to create affordable…

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Why not give a gift made by upcycling this year. With three weeks to Mother’s Day there is still time to plan a great way to breath new life into tired old objects hanging around your home. With a little bit of time, some unused items and a sprinkle of innovation you can create a…

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Fresh Autumn apples

Autumn has brought us a very welcome reprieve from  the summer heat with cooler mornings and evenings and some lovely sunny days – perfect for gardening and enjoying nature-based walks and activities. We are enjoying the crunch of new season apples bought directly from the grower at one of our monthly markets. And how excited…

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When was the last time you cleaned your reusable water bottle? This is a gentle reminder to clean your water bottle regularly because from your first sip of water each time you use your bottle whatever was on your lips or in your mouth leaves traces in your remaining water. Yes even bits of food…

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