I was recently filmed for the news on our National TV station RTE. The segment was about the use of brown bins (compost bins) in Ireland, which apparently is on the decline. The piece equated food waste with brown bin usage but i made the point (which was edited out) that if someone is doing […]
For the life of me i cannot find palm-oil free crackers in compostable / recyclable packaging so I’ve had to learn to make our own and would you believe it’s dead easy, and quick!
I was thrilled with how my son’s birthday cake turned out this year. I’ve been making cakes for my kids birthdays for the past 5 years and I think I’m beginning to get the hang of it now. I adore the How to Cook that videos by Ann Reardon, who is a complete cake and […]
Becoming a Zero Waster can seem like a daunting task but breaking it down into steps and just tackling a few a week can get you where you want to be relatively painlessly. Here is a short list of steps inspired by my journey towards Zero Waste. Every Zero Waster’s list will be different so […]
We make homemade pizza once a week in our house. We do this for two reasons, to avoid the chemicals in shop-bought pizza and to limit the amount of non-compostable / non-recyclable waste that we generate. We’ve managed to crack the pizza base, but for a long time struggled with the mozzarella. Then I stumbled […]
Found on Left Brain | Craft Brain I know Hallowe’en was originally a Celtic ‘New Years’ celebration and believed to be a time when departed souls would return to their home and were visible, but for most kids now it’s about two things; costumes and treats! Every year I like to have a Hallowe’en party […]
In an effort to cut down on packaging and avoid palm oil and chemicals in our food I’ve been trying to find quick, easy recipes for everyday foods, such as these flour tortillas, which our family love.
I’ve recently joined the Facebook group Zero Waste Ireland and it’s really opened my eyes to the extent of waste we send to landfill in this country. So i audited all of our purchases in an effort to reduce the amount of waste we use, particularly if it’s not compostable, biodegradable or recyclable and I’ve […]
So as part of plastic free July I’ve been auditing our grocery shop and aiming to buy as much unpackaged, organic, locally-grown food as possible. It’s a real challenge to buy organic locally-grown items and sometimes you have to choose between locally-grown or organic from abroad*. Sometimes the switch has been very easy and just […]
We’ve been searching for the best homemade pizza recipe for years and i think we’ve finally cracked it. Not only does homemade pizza make me feel less guilty about this as a dinner choice it also produces substantially less packaging than ready-made pizza.