When baking, there's nothing more annoying than pouring loads of love into a batch of brownies or biscuits, only to have chunks of them stuck to the pan once they're cooked. But the waste from spray oil was getting me down. Here are my simple alternatives.
Normal life and routines are disrupted during the holidays. I want to assess how we went with our goals of being low-waste and single-use plastic-free during the long summer break.
The main thing I loved about these holidays is that they felt 'slow'. What I mean by that is: there was a lot of unscheduled time for The Kid to decide what she wanted to do.
This soap is made with just four ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, water and caustic soda (lye). I made it a couple of months ago, but you can't use this type of fresh soap straight away. Waiting for your first batch of soap to cure is a lesson in patience, but sooooo worth it.
Anyone hanging around this blog for a while (thank you, dear friends!) may have noticed that I keep banging on about 'low-waste'. But aren't we supposed to be aiming for 'zero waste'?
Thinking about the embedded energy in a paper bread bag, and realising our family would use over 100 of these a year, we decided to reuse them, with surprising results.
In the circle of life writ large in The Flock, as the chicks matured, Esme started to go downhill. It wasn't long, she didn't seem in pain; but I knew what was coming. The ceremony of burying our dear Esme was sad and beautiful and respectful and important.