Archive For: Kitchen

salve

salve

Part of the decluttering process is finding alternative ways to meet essential needs.  I have always been fascinated by herbal medicine and though I know a bit about the basics I would like to learn more.  I have played around with making lotions and potions and soaps but the driving force, the one that says ... Read More
 

first steps

I’ve had a tremendous response to my announcement about going plastic free.  Thank you very much.  However, it is rather daunting, perhaps I should have kept quiet and then my failures (I am not so naïve as to think there will be none) will not be so public.  So striking whilst the iron is hot, ... Read More
 

plastic free

Inspired by nzecochick, who along with thousands of people in New Zealand, Australia and an increasing number of other countries, went plastic free in July.  I decided I would attempt to do the same in September. I have given myself August to start planning and preparing.  This is an arbitrary and incomplete list of the ... Read More
 
chilled

chilled

usually clean the fridge once a week, but with anything up to five teenagers plus extras I have been filling it as fast as I can just trying to keep up. However, we are about to go on holiday so it needs to be eaten down and furthermore, in the interests of genuine decluttering I ... Read More
 
frozen

frozen

It is hot today, well certainly for the north of England.  Currently 25 degrees (about 73 for those working in farenheit)  and stuffy.  I can’t believe I used to live in the tropics, I must have been made of much sterner stuff when I was younger.  However, it did mean that today was the perfect ... Read More
 

refill

The holiday is approaching.  We are going to Turkey, Kalkan to be precise and I am making headway into the preparations.  I have e-visas, e-tickets and the hotel and car were booked online.  So far so good. Yesterday I hit Boots for the suncream etc. Suncream Aftersun Shampoo and conditioner Insect repellant Prescription refills Antihistamine ... Read More
 

chaos to karma

This weekend I tackled the kitchen.  The lovely Susie at Let’s Get Organised kindly shared my story with her readers.  You can read it here.  How one woman (with the help of an inquisitive Newfoundland) turned her kitchen from chaos to karma.
 
the list

the list

Sunday is menu planning day.  It makes the rest of the week so much easier and I feel good as if I have ticked off a task but don’t feel as if I have actually done any work. Menu planning means: no more staring at the fridge or pantry wondering what to eat and serving ... Read More