Sustainable Ethical Chocolate 2021

I really wish I didn’t love chocolate quite as much as I do. It’s an imported, energy-intensive, non-essential food item tarnished with child labour and deforestation, but God damn it, it’s tasty. To assuage my guilt at eating this elixir of deliciousness I’m committed to limiting my consumption to the most sustainable, ethical chocolate IContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Chocolate 2021”

Zero Food Waste – Sustainable Ethical Groceries 2021

This blog post is coming with a health warning. It’s heavier than my typical blog post. I didn’t intend for it to be that way but the facts don’t lie. How on earth did our food production processes get so off kilter! I’ve structured the post to lay out the stark reality and then finishContinue reading “Zero Food Waste – Sustainable Ethical Groceries 2021”

Growing Fruit and Veg at Home; Feeding & Watering 2021

So hopefully you’ve managed to keep your seedlings or baby plants alive in your veg garden and now you want to give them the best of care to turn them into beautiful productive plants. Here are some tips on the best way to feed and water those babies so you get a wonderful harvest laterContinue reading “Growing Fruit and Veg at Home; Feeding & Watering 2021”

Creating an Ornamental Garden; Spring Colour

If you’re in the process of starting a flower garden from scratch or need to rejuvenate an existing one you might be interested in my posts Creating a Garden the Easy Way and clever Gardening Hacks . This post is part of a series highlighting my favourite plants according to when they flower. In the postsContinue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden; Spring Colour”

Growing Fruit & Veg: Sowing Seeds & Raising Seedlings 2021

Did you know that for every kilogram of vegetables you grow yourself, you’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2 kilograms, compared to buying from the store? I don’t have the time to be fully self-sufficient when it comes to fruit and vegetables but I get great joy from supplementing our weekly fruit and veg shop withContinue reading “Growing Fruit & Veg: Sowing Seeds & Raising Seedlings 2021”