December 30, 2016

10 Reasons to buy Hand Made this Christmas

This Christmas, why not give something that was actually handmade instead of mass produced in a factory (yes, I know some things are actually hand assembled in factories, but that is not what we are talking about).

Christmas Inspiration – Handcrafted Wreaths

The countdown to Christmas is on, so here is my wrap up of  beautiful Christmas Wreaths. These are gorgeous and use many materials you have at home, so don’t be afraid to DIY this Christmas season!

Holiday decorations that reduce, reuse or recycle!

Christmas decorations are already in the shops and are occupying miles of shelf space and are mostly imported from China, so already, they are a bit of a blot on the environment.

Organics 101

What does the Australian Certified Organic Label really mean? Organic produce is grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMOs with a focus on environmentally sustainable practices.

Spliced Bread: GE wheat coming to a store near you

Greenpeace and True Food are defending our rights for GE free food with their new campaign called “Spliced Bread”. This is a must read for Australians to understand and be aware of the threat of genetically engineered wheat in Australia.

Coles’ and Curtis Stone’s $10 meal deal? Easy! (But not the way the supermarkets will do it!!)

Coles and Curtis Stone’s $10 meal deal has been roundly slammed by Choice Magazine, and rightly so. You can’t expect people to have a pantry load of spices, herbs and oil and it is silly not to cost in these ingredients PLUS the price of the pots and the heating to cook it all.

Plastic produce bags? No Way! Give these ideas a try instead!

When you hit the shops for your weekly shop how many plastic produce bags do you end up with? I am going to guess quite a few! You can make yourself feel better about them by using them in the crisper, but basically you toss them when you’re done! 

A Life without Plastic – so what are my options?

We all know the dangers of plastic in our world – from BPA (Bisphenol A) which at low levels potentially can cause a variety of ailments, including birth defects, infertility and breast cancer. Then there is the damage that is magnified once it enters the environment.

Green kids’ birthday party

All too often these days kids’ birthday parties are stressful exercises in one-upmanship, self indulgence and the spreading of bad food and junk amongst a group of kids put together for political reasons rather than friendship.  There!  I’ve said it.  I don’t actually like normal birthday parties for kids. 

Eggless Recipe Roundup – Time to be Egg Free!

You may or may not be aware of the problems that are going on in the United States of America right now. The problem is Eggs. Yes, eggs. There has been a huge recall of eggs that are contaminated with salmonella and it is a major problem.