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Grow your own!

windowsill-herb-gardenMy mantra is that you don’t have to have a garden to grow your own – anybody can have a go!

All you need is a hanging basket filled with tumbling tomatoes, a windowbox of salad leaves or some pots of mini vegetables outside the back door to enjoy a little self sufficiency.

You can sprout seeds in your kitchen, grow peppers in pots on a large sunny windowsill or grow small pots of herbs on your dining room table.

Get creative with your space, grow some healthy, organic food, reduce your food miles and save yourself some money!

 

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Alleviate back pain with the Osteomat acupressure mat
Mon, 20/04/15 – 11:45 | One Comment

how to use the Osteomat acupressure matWe’re great fans of alternative and natural remedies for treating minor ailments, here at Chez Green.

We use herbs from the garden for their medicinal value – thyme to boost the immune system, lemon balm to help us sleep, mint for digestive upsets…

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Lots of ideas for meals in minutes!
Tue, 14/04/15 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Lots of ideas for meals in minutes!

Ever had a day when you can’t be bothered to cook?
Perhaps you’ve had a busy day juggling 100 chores. Maybe the kids are ill and you’re a full time nurse.

A simple way to slash your energy bills
Mon, 13/04/15 – 9:32 | Comments Off
A simple way to slash your energy bills

As you might remember, Mr Green and I came up with a cunning and frugal plan to reduce our carbon footprint.
Being the ever-resourceful guy, Mr Green lined our dining room curtains and ceiling with space …

Are you ready for a smart meter?
Tue, 31/03/15 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Are you ready for a smart meter?

I’m all for reducing our carbon footprint and our bills by being aware of the amount of energy we use.
In the past I’ve tried all sorts of energy recording devices from the Owl to the …

14 ways to reduce indoor air pollution
Mon, 30/03/15 – 11:39 | Comments Off
14 ways to reduce indoor air pollution

As you know, we run a couple of woodburners here at Chez Green, and although I wouldn’t swap them for the world, they DO produce a lot of dust and dirt.
Which is why I’m getting …

The ultimate car sharing system has arrived!
Fri, 27/03/15 – 10:30 | Comments Off
The ultimate car sharing system has arrived!

While I might occasionally get wistful for the slower and simpler (not necessarily easier) pace of life my Grandparents lived through, I am a girl that loves modern technology and ‘progress’.
You won’t be dragging me …

Do “juice cleanses” really work, and are they worth the money?
Thu, 12/03/15 – 9:44 | 2 Comments
Do “juice cleanses” really work, and are they worth the money?

One of our readers asked about juice cleanses.
She wanted to know whether they worked and if they were worth the money.

All aboard the electric bus!
Tue, 10/03/15 – 14:06 | Comments Off
All aboard the electric bus!

What vehicle costs 70% less to run than diesel?
And which same vehicle produces 60% less CO2 emissions than a diesel one?
This week I came across something rather exciting!

7 amazing upcycled crafts for Mother’s Day
Sun, 8/03/15 – 18:56 | Comments Off
7 amazing upcycled crafts for Mother’s Day

It will be Mother’s Day soon and I’m all about the experience rather than the stuff.
If Little miss Green wants to give the bathroom a clean or give me a massage I’m one happy bunny.

Is Hydrogen fuel the future of motoring?
Mon, 2/03/15 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Is Hydrogen fuel the future of motoring?

As you know, I like to keep my eye on the car market.
While we still drive a 4×4 which gives us a rather eco-UN friendly 25 miles to the gallon, I hold out hope that …

How to dust and polish without using toxic chemicals
Mon, 23/02/15 – 8:50 | Comments Off
How to dust and polish without using toxic chemicals

So far you’ve learned lots of recipes for keeping your home clean.
From the bathroom to the kitchen and laundry, you’ve discovered how to keep things fresh and sparkling without the use of toxic cleaners.
Today you’ll …