[ Bouillon Zéro déchet ] • #NoWaste avec les quelques épluchures de carottes et de poireaux j’ai refait un bouillon déshydraté ...mais cette fois-ci petite variante : j’ai fait un pot de bouillon classique et un pot de bouillon « indien » dans lequel j’ai ajouté du cumin, du curcuma et du curry en poudre pour varier les Plaisirs !! (La recette est sur le blog) #mariegourmandiseZeroDechet#homemade#organic#bio
Here's my first attempt at #furoshiki !! It turned out pretty good! I used a cloth napkin on this one because the shape and size made it easy to manage.
You can check out this week's blog post at mamaeco.com to see what other #zerowaste alternatives there are for wrapping paper. #zerowastecollective
Wrapping up the bulk wine I bought to be gifted and trying a new style. I usually wrap bottles to have a handle but would have needed bigger pieces. I made a half dozen pieces of wrapping cloth after a workshop with @reclaimmending in the exact size mentioned in @zerowaste.japan tutorial, who kindly posted the dimensions of the cloth used. I have been doing furoshiki way before my days as zerowaste but love learning new ways to wrap. Also, traditional Japanese anything 🙌🏻, I fangirl hard.
Today I went to the second hand store to find a warm sweater because it's getting really cold. I couldn't find a sweater made of 100% wool. They all seemed to contain acrylic. Acrylic can be manufactured to look a lot like wool and even be softer to the skin than wool.
You might think that it would be okay to buy this plastic sweater because it is not new plastic and reusing is a good thing, right? Well, no. It's best to pass and keep looking for the 100% natural sweater made of wool (or any other natural fibre such as cotton or hemp). Why?
Here's an excerpt from our book: "The ocean microplastic pollution problem is directly impacted by plastic textiles and fabrics. As these textiles are used and washed, tiny pieces of synthetic microplastic debris are released into the air or the wash water. We may breathe them or they may settle in house dust or outside in the environment, but also they go down the drain with the wash water and eventually end up in rivers and oceans because they are too small to be caught by municipal wastewater systems. Researchers estimate that a single garment can produce more than 1900 microplastic fibers per wash—and in areas that receive sewage discharges they have found polyester and acrylic fibers resembling those in clothing." (p. 47 - You can find a link to our book in the bio.) -Chantal
🎁Shopping hacks for next christmas🎁 ✔ Shopping
✔ Baking ✔ Cosy Jumper
I am all sorted and waiting for santa's sleigh! ITS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!
Well actually it was more an organising miracle. Here's what I did differently this year.
1) I kept tabs on things everyone wanted throughout the year by adding it to a note on my phone.
2) I nominated a christmas budget and decided how much i could afford to spend on each person.
3) In June I started saving a small part of my wages towards my chritsmas budget. By the time November rolled around I had saved my christmas budget and thats when I scheduled my first shopping trip.
4) I made it a point to withdraw my xmas budget from the bank so that I didnt get tempted to spend more than I had budgeted for. Once the cash was gone, it was gone. This made me more mindful of what I was buying.
5) I made sure I stuck to my xmas list. These were things that the recipients themselves had asked for or implied they needed. Its also wonderful to open a present and realise someone has been listening to you ♡
Planning ahead makes the silly season less financially and emotionally stressful.
Many people, including myself, have been concerned about chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers and growth hormones in their groceries.
We try to buy the best, most healthful ingredients to feed our families, but some haven’t realized another toxin culprit in the kitchen which is cooking with plastic. Nowadays, materials such as teflon, BPA, lead, aluminum, and phthalates are commonly found in our kitchenware and can be potentially toxic to our health.
I love that, unlike their plastic counterparts, bamboo cooking utensils won’t leach nasty chemicals into all your delicious meals. I think most importantly though is that using bamboo is the most sustainable option!
Choosing bamboo is choosing a resource that is biodegradable and renewable. Bamboo grows extremely fast which makes in an excellent eco-conscious choice as well.
Double tap if you love fondue ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perfect for a Christmas dessert ~ Simply melt your favorite chocolate and dip in seasonal fruit and enjoy straight away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks @crave.the.benefits
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One of the single most important things I have come to believe is building soil life!!! The richer your soil is, the better health your plants will have - they become pest and disease resistant. I like to focus more on building my soil and allowing it to feed and grow my veggies. All my organic waste from the kitchen, leaves from my garden, coffee grounds, paper from office and home, kitchen poo goes into my compost bins! And this is the end result - beautiful black gold😉🌱 think about it, only our top soil is usually ideal for growing veggies, the deeper the soil gets, often is less nutrient packed (this is where the roots of our food grows). Essentially our food is what it takes in from the soil. So build soil life and your veggies will be more nutrient loaded!!! Building soil life takes years and commitment. It eventually builds a whole eco-system in the soil which turn and aerate the soil and eventually become your garden helpers!
Today was veggie stock making day! We’ve been saving veggie scraps in the freezer for about a month and now we have stock for 4 soups! Recycling and healthy eating at its finest. Spoiler alert. It came out delicious #MmmMmmMmm#nowaste#soeasy#gotstock?
Little fluffy bums ❤
Have you thought about trying cloth nappies? It might seem like such an effort but honestly its so easy! I save so much money washing and re using! Not to mention they are super cute! Hehe And if you head over to @rawrnappies and use code riley10 you'll get 10% off! I absolutely love these 360 covers from @rawrnappies riley is 9 weeks and alannah is almost 3 and they can both wear them, Stuff them with just about any booster and snap them on and your ready to go!