How to regrow food from kitchen scraps

How to regrow food from kitchen scraps

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. I’m here to prove that wrong, but this free lunch will only consist of regrowth of spring onions.

Okay, maybe it's just a free snack or garnish. But, hey, it’s still free, happy days.

This is SO simple, it takes zero skill. If you are far from green fingered, I promise you can still do this. It's even more forgiving than keeping a succulent- and you only need to think about it every few days for a couple of weeks. If you’ve used up all your maternal plant love by then, you can eat all of the spring onions, or you can snip the regrowth and watch them resprout.

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5 things I learnt as an Allotment Newbie

5 things I learnt as an Allotment Newbie

Back in March 2018, I got the keys to my allotment plot. My plot is on the edge of a beautiful park and a five minutes walk from the flat we were supposed to move into in March, but ended up moving in November (but, hey, that's another story!)

I took on half a plot from March to September, and as I didn’t have a full year with the plot, I only paid £31. Bargain! Before this, I had only ever grown a few vegetables in pots on my patio. Stuff like tomatoes, lettuce and beans.

 This is what I learnt in those first few months on the allotment:

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Food preparation for Zero Waste

Food preparation for Zero Waste

The zero waste lifestyle does take more effort than the standard consumerist one, mostly because of how organised you have to be. 

For me, its preparing food which takes the longest, but luckily I LOVE to cook. I’m always looking for ways to reclaim time and make the whole process smoother.

I’ve got my food waste to zero through these 5 steps. Heck, they’re not rocket science! They’re pretty much common sense, but they have made a huge difference to me, and reduced my food waste considerably.

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Guest Blog- Put the cap on bottled water use

Guest Blog- Put the cap on bottled water use

Plastic bottles are bad news for us and the environment. In this blog post I'm going to tell you why, but first, a few facts about their usage.

Four hundred eighty billion were purchased worldwide in 2016, that’s right billion with a B. Another scary stat highlighting the prevalence of plastic water bottles is that 1 million are purchased globally every minute.

This is a crazy amount of single-use plastic, 91% of which will end up discarded, and a growing portion of these bottles will end up in the oceans.

But why is that so bad?

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What's in the (zero waste!) bag?

What's in the (zero waste!) bag?

I tend to find that the times I’m most likely to produce waste are when I am out and about for work or trips, and maybe haven’t had enough time to prepare for the day as I would like.

Carrying round certain things in my backpack ensures that I can still minimize waste, even if I haven’t had the time to do full meal prep. I opt for a backpack as I tend to carry quite a bit of stuff alongside what is listed below. It's a personal choice how much of these things you want to take around, and how big your bag will need to be to accommodate that.

Cutlery

Anna uses a spork, I carry around a fork from my cutlery drawer. Depending on what you like to eat, you might consider a spoon or chopsticks instead. Also, if you like drinking with a straw, you could purchase a reusable one made from stainless steel, glass or bamboo.

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