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Presents you can give that will save people money

Presents that save you money are not just for Christmas! I’ve compiled a list of gift ideas that will make a big difference to the pocket of the recipient. All the Amazon links are affiliate ones, so I get a bit of money if you buy after clicking a link. If you are a smaller business and sell anything that …

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Ethical gift ideas for under a tenner

In my hunt for the perfect present I’m grouping together a list of ethical gifts that are under £10 (or $10 depending on where you are in the world!). I don’t get any freebies or money for advertising these products unless I mention that in the description. If you have a product you want to add to the list, please …

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3 things to buy that stop you wasting food and money

Wasted food is money thrown away. There are three things I use almost daily that make wasting food more difficult: Hand blender With the ability to mush up food comes the power to turn leftovers into deliciousness. Roast extra veg and just add water before you whizz it up into amazing soup. Brown bananas make the healthiest ice cream and …

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10 Easy ways to save money on food

Years ago I was teaching craft in an area that had a lot of poverty. We had funding through the Workers Education Authority to deliver classes that would improve mental health. The class before mine was about saving money on food. I didn’t go to the class but I was told everyone walked out because the first thing the teacher …

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How boycotting a brand can make life easier

Cutting down the amount of choice you have when you go shopping can make life much easier. This is not a judgmental or campaigning post, it is about choices and picking your own battle. Why I boycott Nestle When I was in my 20’s I was lucky enough to travel around South East Asia. I had the most extraordinary time …

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Bicarb the wonder salt – Plastic Free July Day 13 #pfjuk

Bob Roland: Message from the front, sir. Rufus T. Firefly: Oh, I’m sick of messages from the front. Don’t we ever get a message from the side? – What is it? Bob Roland: General Smith reports a gas attack. He wants to know what to do. Rufus T. Firefly: Tell him to take a teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda and …

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Banana Bread Recipe with 6 Bananas.

In a nutshell – this is a quick and easy recipe that uses up lots of over-ripe bananas. It has basic store cupboard ingredients and can be on your plate in an hour. It is a great way to use up reduced bananas. This recipe is from the multi talented Sarah Slater. It makes a lovely stodgy comforting loaf. My …

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Declutter your leftovers into something delicious

If you have lots of odds and ends in your food cupboards and fridge this decluttering prompt will give you ideas to use them up. You might find it helpful to look at the Food and Drink prompt first so you can identify food you really just don’t like first. There is no point trying to make something lovely out …

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How to make reusable wax cloth alternative to cling film

In a nutshell – Step by step easy instructions to make your own waxed fabric. It can be used instead of cling film to keep food fresh. If you like this tutorial and want more ideas to reduce your plastic waste please check out the Sustainable Summer Workbook. It has 42 easy ideas to make and do that the planet …