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Home made sunscreen

Home made sunscreen

There are loads of diy sunscreen recipes on the internet (see some links which contain further reading below).  The reasons for making our own are to create an organic nano-particle free product that’s cheaper than buying it.  After reading all these…

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Powdered laundry detergent

Powdered laundry detergent

Here’s a quick easy DIY powdered laundry detergent.  This is quicker to make than the liquid laundry detergent recipe I’ve posted and takes up less storage space.

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Liquid laundry detergent

Liquid laundry detergent

Here are a couple of recipes to make your own liquid laundry detergent.  We all vaguely know it’s cheaper and better for our waterways but will they actually clean clothes and can I be bothered?  These recipes are easy once you’ve bought…

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients – serves 2 1TB butter, ghee or oil 1 medium onion – diced 1TB diced thyme (or 2TB fresh) or similar herb of your preference eg sage ½ c risotto rice ½ tsp turmeric 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock…

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Quick mushroom cabonara

Quick mushroom cabonara

Ingredients – serves 2 200g fresh pasta (less for dried  – about 130-150g) 3 saffron stigma or a pinch of dried turmeric 3 spring onions 100 g oyster mushrooms 3 big handfuls of spinach 2 eggs 50g parmesan cheese

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Button Mushrooms – grow them at home

Button Mushrooms – grow them at home

Button or field mushrooms can be seen growing in paddocks at the right time of year.  To replicate growing them at home needs a little more than luck…..

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Green up your clean up

Green up your clean up

I’ve long been worried about the baddies in my cleaning products and have bought ‘green’ for years.  Yet it’s so easy to make your own products, as well as being cheaper.   I know alot of us want to reduce…

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Oyster Mushrooms – grow them at home

Oyster Mushrooms – grow them at home

Oyster mushrooms are one of the easiest mushrooms to grow at home.  You can buy a kit and are pretty much guaranteed success. For anyone who loves growing things I recommend you give it a try – a couple of…

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