I love my menstrual cup. Just love it. And I say that as a person the just 4 years ago had never heard of them (despite using cloth pads) and then 3.5 years ago heard about them and scoffed, then giggled, then became curious. You see I’ve never gotten on with tampons, they poked, they… Continue reading Choosing a menstrual cup
Babies and the frugal mama It’s no secret that my journey to less waste is a byproduct of my desire to live frugally, I bought preloved, cooked from scratch, and carried my own water/snacks way before I considered the impact I was having on the planet. Back then it was seen as being cheap to… Continue reading Preparing for baby
Oh my gosh, I’m so into sourdough right now. I’ve named my starter (Sally sourdough, obviously) and like to give her a little chit chat through the day as I’m passing her spot on the mantlepiece. If you’ve ever maintained a sourdough starter you’ll know that before you feed it you have to throw most… Continue reading Sourdough discard crackers
We spend lots of time outdoors, where I grew up you learned early that there was no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices. And where I live now? Well, if we didn’t go out in the rain, we’d never go out at all. We’ve been enjoying really crisp cold mornings here, great… Continue reading Winter skin woes
My counter tops aren’t stripped bare; I don’t have a cupboard full of matching glass containers with chalkboard paint labels, or wooden scrubbing brushes, or bamboo travel utensils, or matching produce bags/tea towels made from organic cotton. Phew. That feels good. Go ahead, take a moment to view me as some kind of zero waste… Continue reading I do not own a single mason jar.
I’ve coveted beeswax wraps ever since I discovered them, they just sound so fancy and look great! The problem was that they’re quite pricey and I couldn’t really find a use to justify buying them. You see, wedon’t use cling film, there’s a roll in the drawer that I can’t remember buying and we just sort… Continue reading Let’s get wrapping!
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Over the last 2 years I’ve begun to really trust myself and try more adventurous recipes. We’ve always cooked about 60% from scratch but our recipes were pretty tired and standard – stir fry, pasta sauces, meat & veg… With the arrival of Baby Bear came… Continue reading It’s wonka time