Category Archives: in the kitchen

mozzarella

One of my goals for this year is to take more responsibility for creating my own food. Mostly this means growing fruit and vegetables in the garden, but I also want to perfect my bread-making technique, and experiment with making … Continue reading

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put down that cup!

Things have taken a distinctly autumnal turn around here today. After a week of sunshine (and work), the rain woke me at 7am and has continued ever since. I’ve eaten blackberries from the community garden in my porridge every day … Continue reading

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experimental soap

I’m down to my last bar of home made soap. This pretty impressive, given that I last made soap in February 2012. I use the instructions from the Down to Earth blog to make a plain olive and coconut oil … Continue reading

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home again

Whoops – it seems I sneaked off without saying goodbye…. Well, things were rather rushed before we left, and, well, I was too busy thinking about holidays. Yep, we’ve been up to Orkney again. I feel rested and revived, and … Continue reading

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30 ways to save £1

I read about the moneysupermarket.com ’30 ways to save £1′ challenge both on Robyn’s blog and Mean Queen’s. I don’t normally join in with stuff like this, but I’m going to this time, because, quite frankly, the last few months … Continue reading

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no green fingers here

My mum gave me this mad-looking thing for Christmas. Do you know what it is? That’s right, it’s a grow-your-own-mushrooms kit – what fun! I followed the instructions (pretty much) and after a week or two, it looked like this: … Continue reading

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bread adventures

Last year I got an unexpected Christmas bonus from work, and spent it on a breadmaker. Our cheap one had broken, but I’d never really got the hang of it anyway. Peter could make a decent loaf, but mine always … Continue reading

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conscious living in october – or frugal friday (on a sunday)

I didn’t have a plan as such for this conscious living quest. I just wanted to turn my attention to areas of life where I’d drifted into doing things habitually, and make sure what I was doing was what I … Continue reading

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beeswax lotion

A while ago I bought some beeswax. It was a complete whim – I didn’t have any plans for it. It sat there for months, waiting for me to find inspiration. Eventually, last weekend, I did. Having searched for something … Continue reading

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pigs and fairy cakes

We got our first veg box delivery this week. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, and after writing a bit about food in my conscious living in February post, we decided to try it for a while. … Continue reading

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