Our microplastic mess

Our microplastic mess

If your recycling bin is anything like mine, then it’s overflowing with plastic packaging. The rubbish bin is even worse – filled with plastic wrap and other bits and pieces that can’t currently be recycled and have to be sent off to landfill. We’re drowning in...
Mesolithic Meals

Mesolithic Meals

Last month, writing on the topic of blackberries for Lubera, I made the observation that the British don’t have a tradition of foraging. It made me wonder again when and why we lost it (which I started wondering when I was writing about Sea buckthorn on FB for...
Is growing veg easy?

Is growing veg easy?

Growing veg-easy?Discuss…..#shoutyhalfhour #gardenersworld — Sara Venn (@Saralimback) July 28, 2017 Is growing veg easy? There’s a big trend in the gardening media at the moment promoting growing your own vegetables as easy, or simple. The prevailing wisdom seems to...
How well would we cope with rationing?

How well would we cope with rationing?

I’ve always been fascinated by the Home Front, the enlistment of every man, woman and child in the British Isles in an effort to beat Hitler through food rationing, making do and mending, salvage, growing your own and basically making the most of scarce resources with...
Hemp and Mulberry Tea Loaf

Hemp and Mulberry Tea Loaf

When my box of goodies arrived from Indigo Herbs last week, I knew what I wanted to make with them – a fruity tea loaf for Ryan. Ryan loves dried fruit, me not so much (although I am learning!), and he polished off my last tea loaf really quickly. I wanted to know...

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