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This is where I share the knowledge and skills that I have learned or am in the process of learning, in my quest to live more sustainably and to become the best me that I can.

Nettle Seeds and how to use them to boost energy and mood

So today, instead of writing loads about a topic that I want to share with you, but have not the expertise on, I will link to the blog post that was written by an expert in such matters. So this year I learned from Monica Wilde that eating nettle seeds is a thing, a...

A call for better representation for girls in media

This post does not match previous posts; I was considering writing it and finding some more appropriate place to publish it. Upon further thought I realised that this was the perfect place for it, because it is a call to be better and to do better by the future women...

Getting my brave on. High Protein Snacks.

Getting my brave on I woke up on Wednesday this week knowing that in order to take the following day off to go canoeing with my niece and nephew, I would need to do a whole load of scary things in order to make that happen. The first scary task, take care of business:...

Pineapple Peel Beer/ Sparkle

My mom used to make Pineapple beer when we were kids, whenever we had pineapple, she would use the peels to make this super easy very bubbly pineapple flavoured soft drink. It is along similar lines to ginger beer in that it does not require the addition of yeast. I...

Elderflower Fritters

June for me is synonymous with elderflower. It is probably the best thing to forage for this month and there are so many things you can do with it. Elderflower sparkle, cordial, addition to rhubarb or gooseberry dishes, and fritters. Elderflower fritters are a good...

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

In this case, the latin name is confusing, it is not closely related to that spicy round- leaved plant with the colourful flowers that we all know by the name nasturtium. Anyway, I was leaving the allotment this morning with my hands full of dandelions, calendula,...

Mallow seeds, a delicious snack

Today I found a tree mallow (Lavatera arborea) covered in seed heads, so I harvested a number of them and fried them up for a few minutes before putting salt and ground cayenne pepper on. You could take the three leaf like structures off of the seed head before...