The menu over the last few days has become a bit repetitive as we have been cooking some old favourites, so today we're going to explore a different but equally important topic: Palm oil. What is palm oil? Palm oil is exactly that - oil extracted from palm trees. The product itself is harmless and… Continue reading Day 26: The Solution Is In The ‘Palm’ Of Your Hand!
In England (at present) face coverings are not compulsory, however are advised in places where social distancing isn’t possible. At the moment, all major supermarkets are able to maintain this (though to varying degrees), and as this is the only place I am encountering people outside my household, I am yet to wear a face… Continue reading Day 21: To mask or not to mask, that is the question
It’s Tuesday, and instead of sharing a recipe, today I am sharing a little sunshine in the only way I know how. I want to give you some of the ways I bring happiness in to my day in the hope that you too will be inspired to spread a little cheer. 21 Ways of… Continue reading Day 19: Find Happiness In Every Day
Day 15 and it’s the last day before the ‘big shop’, so nothing exciting on the menu I’m afraid (if you are interested, the menu is at the end of this post). What I will share instead is my favourite new eco-product: Smol Laundry Capsules. The best thing about it is it only cost me… Continue reading Day 15: Good things come in Smol packages
Instead of bringing you a recipe today, we thought we’d mix things up by sharing some of the sustainable products we're trying this week and where you can get your hands on them. Simple Swaps for a Sustainable Bathroom Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars by Friendly Soaps Why swap? Friendly Soap bars are plastic free,… Continue reading Day 6: Simple Swaps for a Sustainable Bathroom
It was Day 1 and we were ready to embrace change. From the moment we woke up the sun was shining, the flowers were in full bloom and the baby had given us a full night's sleep! Day 1 Menu Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal (Shreddies) Lunch: Butternut Squash & Spinach Pasta (recipe below) Dinner: 'Naked… Continue reading Day 1: Butternut Squash and Spinach Pasta
After the National Geographic documentary "Before The Flood" piqued our curiosity, we finally decided it was time to take drastic measures. Although we are not confident enough to commit to sustaining a vegan diet, we are excited to try a whole month going "Meat-Free"! Let's be clear: we are giving up all meat products, however… Continue reading Meat-Free May: Are you up for the challenge?
In the UK, we have been doing our household recycling every day for almost 17 years, so we obviously know what we're doing, right? We can tell our PTE from our LDPE, can't we? Anyway, all packaging tells us whether it can be recycled, doesn't it? The answer is almost definitely no! Since turning our… Continue reading Of course it’s recyclable… isn’t it?
When David Attenborough says the single most important thing we must do to protect our planet is to stop waste, you know what you have to do... Or do you? He doesn't just mean putting your recycling in the right bin. He means stopping all waste. We need to stop wasting food, energy, water -… Continue reading Waste not, want not
Things may have been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but our real life has been quite the contrary! We've been working hard on growing our own Whimsical World with the addition of baby Teddy (he's six months old already)! However, it is time to get back in the saddle, and what better time… Continue reading Our Whimsical World : Earth Day