• Reuse Recycle Upcycle Zero Waste

    Candle wax old to new Candles

    Sunday afternoon what a lovely way to spend ones time reusing and recycling left over bits of candle wax. Remove the old wicks and metal holders. Place the wax into a pouring metal pot. Fire up your stove top to a very low heat and watch the wax melt slowly. While that is happening get your candle jars ready by placing new wick and metal holder in each candle jar securing it with glue. If you have wick holders use them to hold the wick if not use two knives side by side to hold the wick. Once the wax is melting you can add essential oils if you have…

  • Having Fun Filling and Changing the way we Shop

    Festive Gingerbread House & People

    This post may be a tad late for the festive season yet we had to share some of our traditions! Every year we get together with our family & friends for our annual Gingerbread house competition! Game on for everyone from the youngest to the oldest. Loads of reshaping and cutting of the houses which are then ‘plastered’ together with icing. Covering them with copious amounts of sweets, chocolates and vegan marshmallows. Finishing them off with a sprinkle of snow! We send our festive wishes to everyone for a lovely festive 2021 season and may the New Year 2022 bring us all the support we need. Eloise & Sinead

  • Delicious recipes,  Making Sweet Yummy Food

    Pancakes

    Happy pancake day, everybody! Either this is on the day or a day that needs some extra spark. I guarantee any chocolate sauce or Ben and Jerry’s will complement this hearty meal. Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp kosher fine salt 1 cup of flour 1 cup of milk In a standing mixer attach the whisk. Beat one egg with half a cup of milk (obviously Oatly for us) and one-quarter of a teaspoon of salt. Add one cup of flour (replace with alternatives such as gluten free) Mix until blended. Add one cup of milk (oat milk). Combine until blended. Do not over beat. Cook with oil in…

  • Making Sweet Yummy Food

    7 healthy ingredients to start your 2021

    Whether you trying New Year New You or just looking to boost your immunity, these 7 ingredients are simple basics to add to every meal. Breakfast Basics Organic Deluxe Muesli Not only is this filled with natural fats, the nuts allow you to stay full for a busy day. As lipids contain 2x more energy that carbohydrates, the hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews and almonds guarantee your morning start. Brunch, Lunch and Dunch 2. Gomitini Pasta These rainbow-shaped pasta blend well with a potato salad and vegan mayonnaise. Although pasta has been labelled as unhealthy ‘Carbs,’ carbohydrates are actually a great energy storage. Pasta in particular is broken down quickly but still…

  • Delicious recipes

    Butternut Soup

    Warm spicy butternut soup for those rainy days…. I make this soup with my homemade bread on days when the sun is gone and the rain monkey has brought the clouds to play with. Each time I make the recipe there is a new flavour as each butternut is different coming from different parts of the world. This year Sinead and I planted our own butternut plants – they are currently in the garden with beautiful butternuts waiting for a few more sunny days and then we can harvest them. We are looking forward to tasting our homegrown butternuts. Ingredients 1tbs olive oil 1 x onion 1tsp kosher fine salt…

  • Having Fun Filling and Changing the way we Shop

    Hampstead Norreys Community Shop

    We had a beautiful day at the Hampstead Norreys Community Shop. The weather was lovely with the sun shining, just a little autumn breeze letting us know the seasons are changing. We met so many people who were very keen on changing the way we shop going back to sustainable traditions. Thank you to Lesley and the staff @hampsteadnorreyscommunityshop for helping us. Look forward to seeing you again. Eloise & Sinead x