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What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

Do you have a lime tree in your backyard? Here are 25 limes recipes that use this zingy fruit. What to do when I have plenty of limes? Ask for recipes! The lime tree on my lifestyle block has an abundance of fruit this winter. 

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

Every day, around the world, so much food is wasted. Here are ideas to for ways to reduce food waste, and save money too. Food waste is a huge problem Worldwide, a huge amount of food waste is created every day. Food waste happens at 

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

Have you thought about decluttering and organizing your home, but not so keen on throwing things away? Try a 30 Day Declutter Challenge, but with a zero waste twist! If you have been thinking about reducing the ‘stuff’ in your home, it can be hard 

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

One way to reduce the waste is to pack waste free or low waste lunchboxes. These can be for school, work or any time you have to take lunch with you. What are low waste or zero-waste lunchboxes? Low waste lunchboxes are those that only 

10 great books on eco friendly living and sustainable lifestyles

10 great books on eco friendly living and sustainable lifestyles

A round up of my favourite books on eco friendly living I love reading books from my local library, and borrowing books from friends. My favourite genre is non-fiction, particularly books that give useful advice on how to live a more eco friendly life. Below 

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

There are many jobs you can do now to prepare your vegetable garden for winter Now it is autumn, its a good time to tidy up and prepare your vegetable garden for winter. This makes it easier to grow more veggies either over winter, or 

Why I switched to a more eco-friendly web host

Why I switched to a more eco-friendly web host

Do you have a website or blog? If you do, there are eco friendly web host providers out there to choose from. Please Note: This post contains links to GreenGeeks web host, which is who I use – I am in their Affliate Program, and 

What can I recycle easily in the Waikato District area?

What can I recycle easily in the Waikato District area?

If you live in or visit the Waikato District area in New Zealand, this is what you can recycle at the kerbside. And here are some useful options for recycling items that are not part of the usual council collections. Reduce, reuse, recycle Along with 

How to declutter without being wasteful

How to declutter without being wasteful

Have you thought about decluttering your home and life? But you don’t want to throw things away and add more rubbish to landfill? Here are some ways to declutter in a lower waste way. The popularity of the ‘declutter’ Over the last few years, programmes 

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

I have often asked myself ‘Why do I keep buying things I don’t need?’ At different times in my life, I have have felt compelled to buy things I don’t really need. This is particularly the case for things I already have a lot of,