Arts, Crafts, Upcycling & Eco Issues at Tea and Cake for the Soul

I come from that working class generation of the 60s and 70s, and have always had a strong reuse and make do ethic.  People didn't have everything that they wanted back then. Life's amenities weren't so disposable. It was long before people became aware of what modern day living was doing to the planet. I can't … Continue reading Arts, Crafts, Upcycling & Eco Issues at Tea and Cake for the Soul

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10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste in Hotels, Cafes & Bars

I try to reduce my plastic and household waste as much as possible, but I find that when we go away on holiday, our throwaway society comes into force. It becomes even more evident when we vacation in the USA. I was astonished at how many single-use items are used in hospitality, so many items … Continue reading 10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste in Hotels, Cafes & Bars

Is Cheaper Pre-packed Food Creating More Plastic Waste?

Programmes like Blue Planet have massively raised awareness of the damage that plastic is causing to our environment, and the Summer campaign for a Plastic Free July saw many people make an effort to lessen their plastic usage. If you’ve read any of my other blogs you will know that I’m a keen recycler and … Continue reading Is Cheaper Pre-packed Food Creating More Plastic Waste?

How to Make Vegetable Stock from Veg Peelings

I used to make my own curry sauce with cream but since going dairy free I have started to make it with vegetable stock. Rather than buy stock with lots of additives in it, I learned how quick and easy it was to make it from scratch just by saving your vegetable peelings. And of … Continue reading How to Make Vegetable Stock from Veg Peelings