I promised you the not-so-Pinterest-worthy reveal 📷 - and here it is! 😏(See previous post if you have no idea what I'm talking about😜) This is what my pantry looks like, more-or-less. I say more or less, because at times it will be more organised and neatly arranged, and at other times it will be kind of thrown together (well, as thrown as it can be when you're dealing with glass jars).
It is particularly chaotic at the moment. When it starts to get like this (and I notice duplicates of things starting to sneak in) I take everything out and have a good look at what I have.👀If I have something I haven't used in ages I make a point of finding a recipe that will use it.🍲 If there's something that has only a couple of teaspoons left I make a point of using it up.🍴 Zero waste isn't just about avoiding the packaging. It's as much about reducing (eliminating!) food waste as well.✋Buying things packaging-free, only to chuck them in the compost a few months later because they've expired is a huge waste of the land, energy, fertilizer, water, labour and all the other effort it takes to grow food.😧 •
Now I buy things in bulk and store them in glass jars it is a lot easier to see what we have, but a good sort and rummage still uncovers the odd thing hiding at the back. A rigid regime of meals and meal planning could help, but meal planning doesn't really appeal to me. I like the spontaneity of whipping up something from a random assortment of things, and I never know what's about to ripen in my garden.🌱🌽🍠So I make this work.
Oh, and before you judge me 😝🍷those wine bottles on the right are olive oil! We collected bottles from my sister-in-law, picked and pressed our own olives. This should last most of the year 😋
Our entire economy is largely built upon consumers consuming things they do not need for living essentially. Throwing out stuff has become so normal. It is viewed as a relief, but that is false consciousness. True relief would mean not getting in the habit in the first place. My grandmas post-ww2 generation was a lot different in this respect, of course. I believe we can learn a lot from them. My dad repairing a blanket 🙈🐌🤘🏽
Я наконец запустила свой блог, посвящённый вопросам экологии, осознанного потребления, ЗОЖ,приправленный примерами из личного опыта.
💚Я - Фатима, эколог по образованию, минималист и заядлый приверженец всего натурального. Живу в гармонии со своими "тараканами".
💚Моя миссия - объединить в этом блоге эко ориентированных людей и сообща снизить экослед на планете.
Всегда открыта к вопросам, предложениям и адекватной критике.
Теперь вы..давайте, познакомимся поближе..расскажите о себе!☺
А вы знали, что в океане огромный остров, состоящий из мусора?
Он называется "Большим Тихоокеанским мусорным пятном" и занимает около 15 млн квадратных километров. Это почти площадь Монголии, 18 по размеру стране. За последние 10 лет количество пластика в океане увеличилось в 2 раза и, если оно продолжится в том же темпе, то в 2050 году в океанах будет больше пластика, чем рыбы.
Как бороться со свалкой в океане?
Начните с малого: прекратите использовать пластиковые пакеты из супермаркета. Семья из трех человек использует около 5000 пакетов в год, соответственно около 300 000 пакетов за жизнь. В тоже время, если вы прекратите использовать одноразовые пакеты, то за год экологичной жизни вы спасет жизнь 2 черепах, 1 птицы и 10 рыб или ракообразных.
Natural, handmade balms and deodorants ✨. Made with certified organic & local ingredients. Pregnancy balms, baby bum balms, healing balms, floral deodorant, lemon, lavender & bergamot deodorant, beard balms... all in glass jars, not plastic. Better for you, better for our little planet 🌍🌿✨💕
Nuevo post en el blog!💚Hace aproximadamente dos años, cuatro mujeres emprendedoras y apasionadas por la naturaleza, crearon y le dieron vida a @herborea , marca colombiana de FITO-COSMÉTICA.
Con la misión de respetar la investigación de especies promisorias y los saberes tradicionales, esta marca combina conceptos de botánica aplicada y fitoquímica, apostándole a productos con texturas, colores e ingredientes activos naturales auténticos. Más detalles en el link de mi bio 👆🏻☘️ #cosmeticanatural#bellezanatural
Well it's that time of year again, Back to School! Did you know the average family uses 400 plastic sandwich bag a year!? So we'd like to help out a bit, we are giving away two sandwich wraps one for you and one for a friend. ✌🏽💚🌏
HERE ARE THE RULES:
1) Like our page
2) Tag a friend that that also wants to cut down on school lunch waste and tell us your kids or your favorite sandwich is!
3) If that friend also likes our page any tags you back in the comments (tell us their/kids favorite sandwich) we will count that as a second entry.
4) Really want to win!? Share our post and tag us and we will count that as an additional entry!
**No Kids required to enter. 📷: @jackson.takes.photos Legal stuff: must be 18 or older and resident of North America. Instagram isn't endorsing or sponsoring this contest. Contest ends Aug 25 at MIDNIGHT MST.
The Kikusumi brand began as an exploration between cooking, nature and culture. Throughout history humans have forged tools to help cook the food they needed to survive. Over time tool making techniques were improved and refined. In 2014 founder Del Cook began to sketch out a series of kitchen products and tools that would combine the best of artisan craftsmanship with newly emerging technologies. A new brand called Kikusumi was launched that would carry out this vision to both respect the past and embrace the future of cooking with a series of exclusive knives and kitchen tools designed for those who cook with passion. The knives include a series for the home cook along with a more limited edition range for the demanding professional or connoisseur of high quality knives and finally a series of rare quality knives for the most discerning professional or collector. Each product goes through a lengthy design process that begins with a sketch and finally emerges from the workshops of a select group of top tier manufacturers and craftsman. Skills built by tradition and enhanced by technology deliver only the highest quality products to consumers. Kikusumi brand was launched in 2016 and continues to develop and grow its family of kitchen products and lifestyle media to inspire cooks of all levels and cultural backgrounds across our globe.
Our knife brings a new level of craftsmanship and artisanal luxury to ceramic knife design. The colors reflect both the natural materials and prolonged firing process each knife goes through. The red kikusumi logo is ever present to inspire the cook to explore their creativity. Adding the logo to the blades is done using the same traditional method as ceramic pottery. It takes a second kiln firing to marry the this symbol of creativity with its blade and involves an extra 15 days time. The result is a detailed logo in 3 dimensions making it feel real and last longer. Kikusumi logo matches the sleek lines and subtle matte black hues of the blades to ensure that your knife can be proudly displayed in in your personal kitchen. Contemporary, elegant and gorgeous it makes a beautiful and practical addition the home kitchen.
In designing the Kikusumi black ceramic knives we tried to balance beautiful aesthetics with utilitarian functionality. We wanted to create a knife that you will want to pick up and use right away and yet will be durable enough to withstand everyday use in the home kitchen. We are proud to introduce a knife born of history and tradition and yet completely contemporary in its materials, form and look. Ceramic blades are made out of zirconium oxide which has a hardness level second only to diamonds. The process begins with the extraction of natural zirconium mineral from the earth which is then milled into a fine sand-like consistency. For our Kikusumi Black Ceramic knives we chose zirconium #4 which is the highest grade becuse its particles are 30% finer than any other grade of zirconium. The choice of a premium zirconium material results in a stronger and more durable knife blade without visible flaws, chromatic aberration or micro cracks. Not all ceramic blades are of equal quality and we have positioned Kikusumi ceramic blades at the top. Kikusumi black ceramic blades have a density that is higher than 6.02 g/cm³ with 30% lower porosity than other ceramic blades. They undergo exceptional pressure which is then followed by isostatic sintering that renders the blades their signature matte black color. Only the very best quality materials become part of Kikusumi Black Ceramic Knives.
Made it to our eclipse site just north of Salem, OR. Jen found a funky cool little vineyard that is hosting an event. Best setup I could have hoped for. Thanks to Arcane Cellars for putting on a very top notch event. Great find Jen. On another note, there was zero traffic and others report that I-5 is wide open. Tomorrow may be a different story but all the news reports seem to be erroneous when it comes to the hoardes of folks in this area. #roadtrip#eclipse#whereisallthetraffic