Sunday roundup 39

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sunday roundupIt’s a beautiful day here today; I can feel spring in the air. So much so that I spent an hour in the garden doing a little weeding yesterday. It felt great and I’m looking forward to the spring equinox. It’s also beginning to feel wrong to have the winter picture still up on the site!

We’ve had another fun-packed week here at Chez Green and the discussions have been hotting up with some pretty emotive topics being posted. The daily visitors coming to the site is still increasing with many more people having their say about all matter of rubbishy things. Check out the latest thoughts on our discussion page and feel free to jump in with yours!

Last week was National bird box week. Little Miss Green picked up her hammer and nails and set to work making a home for her feathered friends from reclaimed materials. Reuse at its finest!

We began the week with a hearty meal, courtesy of Abel and Cole. We received one of their organic fruit and vegetable boxes and did a few posts throughout the week about meals we created. Find out what lunch consisted of.

Following that, we announced the winners of our reusable shopping bags from ReSACKel. Were you one of the lucky ones? Find out here.

On Tuesday, I hid some parsnips in minestrone soup. Did I have cleared dishes at the end of the meal of a load of food waste to get rid of? Find out which recipe I used and whether it was a success or not.

Wednesday was our weekly weigh-in. Did our bin weigh less than our 100gms per week target or was she groaning under the weight of landfill waste?

Things hotted up towards the end of the week, with protesters in Gloucestershire fearing the building of an incinerator. The discussion is long, packed full of great information and carries a variety of thoughts. Come and have a read through and add your opinions.

On a similar note, headline news was made about excessive supermarket packaging. Reports showed that this was undermining householder’s efforts at recycling. What do you think?

On Friday I made a delicious parsnip casserole. At the beginning of the week, delicious and parsnip never appeared in the same sentence, but this recipe made mouths water around the table.

At the end of the week, Mr Green took to the kitchen and made his very own roasted seeds. At a fraction of the cost and with minimal packaging, he shows us how you can make a simple (it has to be if he’s in the kitchen!), cheap and nutritious snack.

Next week I’ll be showing you an easy way to get your mitts on £250 – you’d like that, right? We’ll also be hosting the Carnival of the Green – so if you have a blog or website, please come along and join in; it should be great fun. I’ll also be sharing some rather scary zero waste moments with you and we’ll be talking about good ideas that have a habit of backfiring.

Now, get away from this computer screen and go out and enjoy the sunshine!

xxx

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. I’m always amazed how quickly the week goes and again you’ve got so much done. Yesterday was beautiful wasn’t it. I spent it meeting up with Ruby who’s been back from York and taking little J to play in the Abbey Gardens, our local beauty spot, while Mr A, finally managed to dig and prepare the chicken run with young Master T. Hopefully we’ll be getting our hens in a couple of weeks time. 😀 x

  2. John Costigane says:

    It’s time to shake of the cobwebs and the last bit of frostbite from the toes, Mrs Green. The sunshine is edging through and gardening is in prospect.

    Your site is going strong and we can all look with confidence to the year’s campaign. The SkyNews forum will be an excellent place to promote the National Waste Week. It could be a big event.

  3. too sad i no longer have greenadine as a soap box, i’d join the carnival, but i will soon have a literary spot where i may talk green. today 21 is my birthday, cold here in the center of all that blows. but cozy indoors, got a vege-bouquet from my boss and home made salsa from friends, they know me well.
    read you soon. and share my side of the ocean, where recycling is a struggle because of vast distances between collection spots and plants.

  4. Layla says:

    No idea how this carnival blog thing works, but it’s bound to be interesting!! Looking forward to seeing you do it!

    (And already found some interesting blogs at their site…)

  5. Mrs Green says:

    @Almost Mrs Average: you and me both, Mrs A – another week seems to fly past. glad you made the most of the sun and I’m looking forward to hearing about your chicken adventures!

    @John Costigane: John, I’ve spent the past 3 days in the garden and it feels wonderful just pottering around and pulling up old weeds in preparation for planting. We haven’t need to keep the fire in for 3 nights, which is really saying something and most unheard of!
    I need to check out the skynews forum; I’m not familiar with it.

    @nadine sellers: Hi Nadine, it’s always a delight to see you on the site. Enjoy your new site; I’m going to enjoy reading your writings, as ever.
    Belated Birthday wishes to you; your presents sound perfect. Much love blowing across the oceans on a warm westerly breeze from me 🙂

    @Layla: Hi Layla, I was amazed how many entries there were – it took me ages to write up LOL! Perhaps you can join in one day; who knows where it will take you 😉

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