Plastic Free July: Grocery shopping

As we're over a week into Plastic Free July I thought I'd give a quick update on how it's going, with a focus on grocery shopping... One of my biggest plastic gripes is food packaging. Many a time I've gone grocery shopping and spent just as long putting the shopping away as putting the plastic … Continue reading Plastic Free July: Grocery shopping

Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Ahead of Plastic Free July me and my Mam were discussing what will be our biggest challenges. One thing that cropped up was buying milk. I then remembered reading an article months ago about how milkmen and women are on the rise in London because of people demanding less plastic. From that point my Mam … Continue reading Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Brilliant Brighton

"Fantastic expectations, amazing revelations." Ian Brown's F.E.A.R lyrics (featured on the road-trip playlist en-route to Brighton on Thursday morning) brilliantly sum-up my 48 hours in the beautiful city. Fantastic expectations - Months ago I booked a cool Airbnb (check out the decor!) right next to The Level park in Brighton as a celebration for Rob finishing … Continue reading Brilliant Brighton

Beeswax Food Wraps

My war on plastic has amazingly rubbed off onto my Mam. Just yesterday she was showing me her new jazzy KeepCup (reusable coffee cup). Another of her recent sustainable swaps has been ditching cling film for Cling Cloths. Aside from my Dad accidentally popping one in the bin as he didn't realise they were reusable, she's been … Continue reading Beeswax Food Wraps

Ho Ho Ho Hospitality

How many of you will be going out at least once over Christmas for food or drinks? I'd put money on most of you. While you are out laughing, joking, enjoying yourselves with friends and family... think about the people serving, preparing and cleaning up after your food and drinks. At this time of the … Continue reading Ho Ho Ho Hospitality

5 Fairtrade Faves

Happy Friday guys! October is Fairtrade month, so here are five of my Fairtrade favourites: Bananas - I have at least one banana a day, they couldn't NOT be top of my list. Always make sure they are organic AND Fairtrade (good for the worker and the environment). Jyoti Fair Works - Earlier this year … Continue reading 5 Fairtrade Faves

Pick Up a Pumpkin: soup recipe

Today we went pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm, Leicestershire. I picked one to cook and one to carve. I made soup with the one to cook, here is my vegan pumpkin soup recipe, perfect as the days get chillier and nights get darker. 1 pumpkin 1 white onion Rapeseed oil Fresh ginger Ground nutmeg Ground … Continue reading Pick Up a Pumpkin: soup recipe