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
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’m starting my loaf off this morning, a day later than planned, always a day later… I’m determined to perfect my loaf, to make it routine, to always have fresh baked to hand so it’s never “easier” to pick a loaf up at the shop. I’m not the bread king in our house, my partner… Continue reading Here is bread… the staff of life
Once was a time when women welcomed and celebrated the new moon, where they came together to support one another, share wisdom and feast. Then came the times where no-one spoke about menstruation, where it was swept away on a tide of bleached plastic/cotton and ladies wearing white jeans, riding horses… Lucky for us the tides… Continue reading That Time of the Month?
We started our reduced waste journey quite accidentally a few years ago now when I replaced our kitchen roll (paper towels) with cloths. We had just started shopping in Costco and seeing these huge packs of kitchen roll coming into my house more frequently than I would like got me really frustrated. I remember thinking… Continue reading Cloths for the Kitchen