Archive for October, 2008

National Baking week and blogger bake offs!

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National Baking week and blogger bake offs!

What I would do without you? Thanks to one of our regular readers, Maisie, I learned that we are half way through National Baking Week! How could that go unnoticed; especially as we are taking part in our second zero waste food week? As it happens I took part yesterday anyway, without even realising. I […]

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Another week of our zero food waste challenge

Filed in Blog by on October 21, 2008 8 Comments
Another week of our zero food waste challenge

Yesterday passed by with no food waste again. In the morning, Mr Green and I did a little shopping, but we spent about twenty pounds, which is nothing like we usually spend. So with monetary savings as well as compost and landfill reduction, we’re still inspired to do another week of our food challenge. We […]

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Mrs Green gloats over her glut

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Mrs Green gloats over her glut

Just humour me while I gloat over my glut. You see at the end of last week, as if I hadn’t been amazing enough already, Mr Green waltzed into the kitchen (well, it was more of a saunter, with a slight sway under the weight) with a box of cooking apples and a box of […]

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Sunday roundup twenty

Filed in Blog by on October 19, 2008 6 Comments
Sunday roundup twenty

Good morning lovely people; welcome to our Sunday Roundup. I was looking for last week’s round up and found it in the drafts folder! You can tell my mind has been on other things. So I’ll list last week’s roundup later LOL!

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Zero waste food challenge, day five

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Zero waste food challenge, day five

I have to say that yesterday was pretty uneventful. I’d made so many things with the leftovers, that we had meals of leftovers from the leftovers to use (if you catch my drift!). This using up food lark is a bit like feeding the five thousand; more food just keeps appearing. It’s stretching my resourcefulness […]

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Zero waste food challenge, day four

Filed in Blog by on October 16, 2008 14 Comments
Zero waste food challenge, day four

Day three passed uneventfully, apart from the shocking scene where Little Miss Green declared I made the best rice pudding in the world and she gave it a ‘twelve out of twelve’. This is quite a credit as until now I have never been able to make it ‘as nice as the yellow stuff you […]

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Turning Halloween into a zero waste Hallo-green

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Turning Halloween into a zero waste Hallo-green

Halloween is coming and the most ghoulish thing about it is all the disposable plastic items, not to mention kids hyped up on sugar and colourings. In the shops today I spotted plastic faces, wrapped in individual plastic bags, costumes of every description made from polyester and nylon and, you’ve guessed it, wrapped in plastic, […]

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Zero waste food challenge, day three

Filed in Blog by on October 15, 2008 6 Comments
Zero waste food challenge, day three

Day two of our zero waste food challenge went really well and I have to admit to feeling pretty smug by the end of it. We had to pop out a couple of times and I just knew that if we weren’t doing this challenge, I would have ‘topped up’ on a few unnecessary items. […]

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