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Pumpkin Cheese Fondue

I feel like saying a pumpkin is for life not just Halloween but they are not for life they are certainly worth more than just carving up. Growing pumpkins has not been our most successful crop but they are a tremendously fun thing to grow We grew large traditional…

Preserving Herbs

Call me perverse, people often do, but I find it deeply satisfying to prepare the garden for winter. I love summer, eating outdoors, enjoying the flowers, eating the soft fruit, but cutting back feels like I am getting ready to hibernate and I do love my many hibernation rituals…

Trains, Trains & Dinosaurs

I convinced myself that I had to make the title of this post a play on the film Planes, Trains and Automobiles and after a good ten minutes the best I could manage was Trains, Trains and Dinosaurs. At this point as a writer I should have abandoned the…

8 Sustainable & Inexpensive Ways To Stay Warm

Sustainable and sustainability are words that are banded about a lot these days everyone wants to be sustainable. Everyone wants to tell you how to be sustainable but before I go any further let’s see what that actually means. The dictionary tells us this; sustainable, conserving an ecological balance…

Cotton Cleaning Cloths

So unless you are Donald Trump or you have been living under a rock for the past decade you are aware that plastic is a problem. Well in fact the way we use plastic is the issue, certain plastics are a necessity, for example if you are trying to…

How To Make Your Own Incense

So I am not going to start making huge claims that incense sticks are slowly killing you with particulates because I do not know if they are, if you look on the internet lots of people say they are but lets face it you’re reading this blog so you…

A Nature Adventure Kit – DIY

The love that Sebastian has for the great outdoors and nature knows no bounds and he has an unrelieved attention span for a 4 year old. When you have children despite all your best efforts the toy situation reaches critical mass long before they can walk and talk so…

Overnight Oats

When I am rushing in the morning it is so easy to default to toast but doing the same thing every day is not my style so I have been preparing overnight oats. They also fill me up a lot more than toast so I am not needing to…