Coconut broth and roasted roots with quinoa

This recipe is so good in summer time. Coconut and lime always go beautifully together and the roasted root vegetables are so sweet and delicious. This is also a really colourful meal which always makes it more appealing. And, just for reference quinoa is pronounced ‘ki-noir’…not ‘quin-oa’ as I have said for years.

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Soap nuts

If you are anything like me then soap nuts or soap berries are a relatively new concept. What are they? How do they work? Are they as effective as other cleaners? I wanted to try to answer some of those questions here and to convert you to the wonderful world of natural cleaning. I have been using soap nuts for a while now and personally, I think they are pretty amazing!

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25 Year Environment Plan and Plastic Pollution

Today the UK Government published their 25-year plan for the environment “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”. This is a key document giving an indication of the Government’s direction of travel on environmental issues in England (environment is a devolved issue so this does not directly affect policy in Wales). This blog post gives a short summary of the points in the plan relating to plastic waste and reduction.

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Lentils

Growing up, lentils, chickpeas and many beans and other pulses were not my food of choice. But I’m here to tell you now that I not only eat these strange little bean type things, I also like them! I wanted to do a post about how great lentils are and why we should all be stocking up on these delightful pulses. Read more


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Going Zero Waste – useful links

Just starting out on your zero waste journey? Feeling a bit bamboozled by the ENORMOUS amount of blogs, hints, tips, campaigns and advice out there to help you on your way? Me too. I wanted to try to condense this overwhelming abundance of information into a blog post but I couldn’t…so instead I’m just going to highlight some of the blogs and articles I have found most useful. I know, adding to the amount of stuff out there. But consider this a sign post to help you on your way.

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Christmas in Crickhowell

Our pop up shop yesterday at the Christmas event in Crickhowell was our first foray as shop owners and we were a bit nervous.  We shouldn’t have been! The shop was more popular than we had ever expected and the lovely people of Crickhowell gave us such an enthusiastic and positive reception we were overwhelmed.  We spoke to so many supportive people, including the deputy leader of the Green Party and the local MP.

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