Sunday was another glorious Summer Day in Wellington. Even when I went out to the market at 10.30am, it was already hot. To my delight, new season apples were being sold. Yum yum yum! And cherries are still on sale. As I filled my little produce bag, someone came up to me and asked where I’d … More Experiments!
After 12 months of very little shopping, I was expecting to want to go a bit shopping mad in the Sales. Except I didn’t. I found not going into shops has become so ingrained that I no longer feel the inclination to wander into shops if I’m bored. In fact, it’s made me even more … More Time for a Clear Out
Happy New Year everyone. It’s 2018 and my One Year Zero Plastic challenge is up. It’s been an interesting one and, though not completely zero plastic, it’s been 99% plastic free. This is most of my 2017 accumulated plastic*, which, I have to admit, I will be very glad to put in the recycling bin … More The year is up!
I’m just back from the Sunday fruit and veg market and, it’s getting hot hot hot. There’s very little wind – an unusual thing in this city and everyone is making the most of it. It’s just a tad too hot for me so I’m hibernating and will come back out this evening when it cools … More It’s getting hot outside
Only one more week of work for 2017! Hip Hip Hooray! The days are long, the sun is shining* and the Pohutukawas are in full bloom. If you’re reading this, shivering in the Arctic blast of Winter and thinking ‘oh, for some sun’, you’ve probably also got a little voice in your head say ‘but it doesn’t sound very … More Christmas cometh
Hello hello! I am still plodding along on my plastic free journey but have been mired down at work with lots of paperwork so spending more time in my computer blogging has been the last thing on my mind. It’s been an interesting few months here with a new Prime Minister. In the run […]
Food storage is a big topic so here’s a couple of things from today Shopping in Bin Inn with the teensiest trolley I’ve ever used. I felt like I was back in my childhood and pushing a toy pram. I burnt the bottom of my pressure cooker last week. Soaking it in baking soda, dish … More A successful experiment and a toy trolley
I have solved my fruit labels problems. Though I had some success earlier in the year finding label free apples at the market, since May I haven’t been able to get these. Given the amount of apples I eat, these labels do add up. Commonsense Organics sell brown paper bags of seasonal fruit ($3.99 each of or … More A Mixed Bag
My Mother has been following my blog with interest and has reported back that it’s really increasing her awareness of plastic. After my last post, she sent me this picture to demonstrate that she’s been washing and reusing every plastic bag! I was really impressed. The less said about the 17 plastic toothbrushes she discovered … More Leading by example
Today I was asked what I’d recommend for freezing food, in particular meat and vegetables rather than using cling film (aka glad wrap) or freezer bags. The simplest response would be that I’d recommend using glass, but when is it ever that simple? So here’s some thoughts and comparisons and I hope it’s helpful. Before … More Freezing Food