I've been drinking copious amount of homemade chai tea this weekend. Made using ingredients bought in bulk, plus some paper packaged cloves I bought while away. Mandarin peels were dehydrated last year using homegrown fruits. I steep this in my tea pot and serve with coconut sugar and homemade hazelnut 'milk.' Mmm 🍵
LANDFILL HAUL! A few weeks ago I did a waste audit at a landfill, these are the items people had thrown out that I kept. An old hook rack (I'll reuse the hooks and make a new one), unopened brand new 10 pack of women's underwear (and all the way from Australia too! My friends and family have picked over this pre photo), some brand new rolls of toilet paper (my colleagues scored some too), 4 unopened jars of vanilla bean extract (passed the best before date but still good, will be used in homemade lotion), a coffee mug from a cafe (and I even figured out which cafe), a door lock, unopened pack of screws, a new pencil, a Nivea lotion tin (still has lotion in it but I cleaned it out) and $1.40 (valid NZ currency!). This is just the stuff I wanted to keep, there was still so much more usable stuff and materials we came across. Blog post to come for sure.
New blog post! Check out my stunning summer roadtrip around the South Island and how we traveled waste free. Link in my bio.
The Griffiths Gardens are looking so impressive! Keep up the good work @fortheloveofbeesnz & @hellolizallen. I've just dropped off a few kgs of freshly picked homegrown mandarins to the #communityfridgeakl, if you're quick come and get some! #whatsinthefridge
Late to the party, but I finally made it to @goodforstore. It's pretty awesome. I stocked up on pea protein powder, tortilla flour and chocolate covered hazelnuts. Love what they are doing, they even have a sign outside that says Bring Your Own packaging. #goodforstore
So honoured to have been nominated for a Zero Waste Award alongside some truly amazing women! Had a great time catching up with and meeting awesome people at the hub & awards ceremony. Congrats to the 140 people and organisations nominated and the fantastic people that won. Everyone looked very dapper in their op shop finest, keep up the good work! #lovezerowaste
I went to @aucklandzoo a few weeks back and was really impressed with their educational info about conservation, palm oil and plastic pollution. Also loved the new parts including the Whio enclosure next to the replica DOC hut. Unfortunately I didn't spot the Whio, but I am lucky enough to have seen them in the wild. This plastic ocean pollution display wasn't the seals and little blue penguins 🐧
This is how I buy yummy slices from a bakery/cafe, either in my plastic reusable sandwich wrap or in my @onatahnewzealand beeswax wrap. The beeswax wraps are handmade in NZ and cotton. P. S. I'm currently waste deep at a landfill right now.
Here's a snapshot of my pantry. I share a pantry with my flatmate, the left hand side belongs to me and my other half. My flatmate likes to cook from scratch as well so his side is fairly low on plastic too. All of my jars are mismatched and I've been reusing plastic containers for years. It's not a very aestheticly pleasing pantry hence why I've never shared it. Zero waste isn't about having a perfectly white, organised and matching pantry it's about functionality. I keep a well stoked pantry because I love to bake and cook.