Low-waste cake decorating: fresh flowers!

In the last week I've made three birthday cakes. I don't mind. I enjoy baking, and love providing a birthday cake for a celebration. But fancy icing has never been a strength of mine.  I don't like fiddly activities that require a lot of intricate work with my fingers, or cleaning up more than absolutely …

Simple porridge: the ultimate low-waste breakfast or snack

If you’ve never cooked real porridge before, then give this a go. Two minutes’ prep the night before, followed by a bit of attention in the morning (while I put last night’s dishes away and make coffee), and an icy winter morning is transformed into a cosy bear’s cottage in the woods… Its ease of …

Why this blog?

Here I will write about the big stuff: life, and how to live the best one I can, chunked down into small changes and choices that our family is making to tread gently on the Earth, and know its beauty.