How many times did I buy a pot of basil for my kitchen at the farmers market, rather than just getting a few bunches – hoping I could harvest my little plant whenever I need basil for cooking (sustainability!!…plus it looks so nice and chefy to have a basil plant on your window sill <3). That was the plan every single time. It must be possible that the plants can survive my care a little longer than just two weeks!? But it did not work once and I was buying a new basil pot every time the old one died.Read More »
Chives plants are very frugal and easy to grow (perfect for people who do not have a green thumb, like myself). 🙂
They are perennial and therefore able to overwinter. The most important thing the chives need is WATER, lots of it.
During this year’s Lent period I decided to give up shampoo – and kept going beyond Easter.
My No Poo / Water Only adventure started when I was searching for some zero waste alternatives for my regular shampoo that comes in a plastic bottle. Since I really don’t like soap (looks ugly in the bathroom and is pretty inconvenient for travel), and creating my DIY-shampoo with stuff I don’t know how it will affect my hair (baking soda? lemon? nope.) didn’t seem like a good alternative for me either. The combination of me not being a chemist and being somewhat lazy lead me to the ultimate No Poo version: Water Only.
Marjoram plants are available in garden centers or supermarkets from springtime on. Repot the marjoram into a bigger pot to give it more space to grow (the pots you can buy them in are usually too small). If there is more than one plant, plant them separately into several pots, which also allows you to experiment with different locations.
I am so excited because we finally took on the zero waste challenge! 🎉😄
I will write another blog post about what zero waste means exactly and why we started living it; but here I’ll tell you a bit about our very first step towards the goal to reduce our household trash.
First action: coffeeRead More »
Amaranth is mainly available in two different versions: as whole grain or as puffed/popped amaranth. The amaranth grains usually cost less than half than the puffed ones, and it is insanely easy to pop the grains yourself at home in just a few minutes.
Here’s how it works: