It is estimated that UK households throw away 7.1 million tonnes of food a year. This is worth around £15 billion and I for one can think of better uses for that money! Food waste is a particular bug bear of ours because it is often avoidable and costs us all money. Furthermore, I find myself feeling horrendously guilty when I have to throw away food when I know there are so many people who don’t have enough. So here are some hints and tips on how to avoid food waste (and save money). Read more
Anyone else experienced a cleaning cupboard overflowing with plastic bottles, many of which have very niche uses? I’ll put my hand up and say once upon a time, we certainly fell victim to those marketing campaigns telling us we NEED that new product. Enter, the miracle cleaner that is white vinegar. This one product has a multitude of uses and can save you money, and cupboard space. It is also better for your health than some of these conventional alternatives. And you can refill it, saving on those unnecessary plastic bottles! (I feel just like I’m in one of those adverts!) Read more
Happy St David’s Day everyone! Today is the day of the Welsh Cake. These beautiful airly little drops of deliciousness are everyone in Wales today and I hope everyone has the chance to enjoy them. But if not, why not make your own? This recipe is a tried and tested, passed down the generations recipe and can be made with entirely plastic free ingredients. The trick is to have the proper equipment for this. A good, old fashioned, thick based griddle pan is essential for them to work properly. Good luck.
225g self raising flour
50g caster sugar (plus some for sprinkling)
50g mix of currants and sultanas
3 tbsp milk
Rub the fat and flour together until you have a crumb like consistency. Add the egg, sugar and fruit and enough milk to make a thick dough.
Roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter to cut out the welsh cakes.
Place on a hot griddle pan for a couple of minutes on each side.
Sprinkle with sugar
On a snowy day in March 2018, we first opened our doors as Natural Weigh – Wales’ first zero waste shop. It was scary and exciting in equal measure and we can’t really believe it has been a whole year since that first day. But here we are, March 2019, and what a year it has been. We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on all the amazing things which have happened over the past 12 months and to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been in to see us and shop with us. It is down to all of you that Natural Weigh has been a success and we are overwhelmingly grateful for your support and enthusiasm.
They may not look pretty but these lumpy little biscuits are delicious and a firm favourite with Rob. Plus they go perfectly with a coffee. Thank you to Gail for donating this recipe (although I have doctored it slightly according to what I had in my cupboards). Makes 6 biscuits so double up if you are catering for more.
Let’s face it, it’s cold outside and Christmas is over. We all want nourishing, comforting food at this time of year. Well, this shepherd-less pie is just the thing to satisfy your comfort cravings. Vegan and gluten-free too and all the ingredients are available plastic free. This will make enough pie for 6 hungry people or 8 more moderately sized portions.