• Life after Plastic-free July

    So, Plastic-free July is over for another year.  I got the distinct impression over on social media that interest in the Plastic-free July movement is growing, yay! 😄  And no wonder, with more and more horrifying impressions of plastic pollution around the world being shared in the media.  I stumbled upon this mini-video on Instagram the

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  • My zero waste aspirations

    ‘Zero waste’ is a new attitude towards environmentalism that is growing fast in popularity and momentum. I find it seriously inspiring, if not a little bit daunting – the idea that you can live a fulfilling, ethical life leaving only a minimal amount of waste in your wake, without having to forsake convenience, productivity, or

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  • Homemade hazelnut mylk

    It’s been 6 months since I wrote about how, and why, I quit milk.  I’ve actually ended up eschewing dairy completely, except for the odd restaurant or takeaway curry.  Oh, and I still occasionally buy a wedge of Castello cheese – there will always be a place in my stomach for Castello cheese!  Given that

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  • Responsible consumerism

    It’s an unfortunate fact of life for all creatures great and small, that there are ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.  And although there are some weeks when I don’t know where our next mortgage payment is coming from, I’m pretty sure that as far as 99% of the world’s population is concerned, I’m a ‘have’.  Why? Because

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  • Why we quit milk

    I’ve been meaning to write about dairy for months, but my original intention was to write about why we were prepared to spend more on organic dairy.  Well, now we don’t drink milk anymore and we’ve cut out all dairy except for milk kefir and cultured butter from our family’s diet!  The old me wouldn’t have

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  • Mummy’s Milo

    Growing up, I guess I always took it for granted that Milo was made in New Zealand. I’m not quite sure why; I suppose it was my own ignorance …or clever advertising by Nestlé helped me to form that wrong assumption. Well anyway, that was my understanding well into adulthood, so that when I left home (after

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