Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en – Food & Table Decorations

I love a good party, and to be honest I like the planning as much as the attending. My life doesn’t currently lend itself to night-time parties, so we tend to invite people over for daytime treats instead. Not as often as I’d like as something always seems to get in the way, but I suppose that’s everyone’sContinue reading “Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en – Food & Table Decorations”

Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en Costumes, Decorations & Treats

Halloween used to be my favourite time of the year. It was the one holiday that didn’t involve buying copious amounts of gifts and seem to involve more fun than preparation. Well I can no longer say that this is the case. I have found that avoiding plastic at Halloween is impossible if you’re goingContinue reading “Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en Costumes, Decorations & Treats”

Easy Peasy Homemade Rough Puff Pastry

Trying to live more sustainably has meant saying goodbye to some of our favourite foodstuff, or at least seeing them less frequently. This has often been beneficial to our health, waistlines and pockets but it doesn’t make the farewell any easier. One of those things has been pies and pastry because I haven’t been able toContinue reading “Easy Peasy Homemade Rough Puff Pastry”

Self-Sufficiency and Jam

Maybe it was that quirky TV sitcom from the seventies; The Good Life, that led to my hankering for a life of self-sufficiency. It’s a hankering that’s existed for the longest while and one I feed frequently with articles about growing your own fruit and veg, preserving it through the winter and stocking your ownContinue reading “Self-Sufficiency and Jam”

Mesmerising Naturally Coloured Homemade Pasta

I am completely blown away by the skill of the amazing Linda Miller Nicholson, a mum from Seattle who dyes her own pasta with natural colours creating edible works of art. I think these would make amazing presents if you were able to get the hand of them, plus the ingredients aren’t expensive so whatContinue reading “Mesmerising Naturally Coloured Homemade Pasta”