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Meals from left overs – frugal and self sufficient?

By Mrs Green | February 8, 2008

It is estimated that in the UK, we throw away, on average, one third of all the food we buy each week. A lot of this is through leftovers. So it makes sense to either measure out portions more carefully or start viewing ‘leftovers’ as ingredients. This is one of the ways in which you…

Happy new moon in Aquarius and Chinese New Year!

By Mrs Green | February 7, 2008

Hello dear readers! Today there is such a lot of planetary activity going on as we celebrate the new moon in Aquarius, a solar eclipse and the Chinese New year! Whichever house in our natal charts the solar eclipse falls, will be triggered for the purpose of healing and growth and will provide focus in…

Pancake Day

By Mrs Green | February 6, 2008

Belated pancake day. It was only at 4pm yesterday I realised it was the big day itself. I should have guessed though. In shops I have seen frying pans for sale, alongside packet pancake mixes and ready made pancakes. How can one of the easiest foods to make possibly NEED to come out of a…

Simple home made recipe for lemon cake

By Mrs Green | February 5, 2008

Doing your own cooking from scratch is one of the most meaningful things you can do to lead a more sustainable, ethical and self sufficient lifestyle. It is a simple thing that we are encouraged to neglect now that we have microwave meals in plastic trays and bags of pre prepared salad available to us…

Ten ethical and sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

By Mrs Green | February 4, 2008

Valentine’s Day will soon be celebrated with cards, flowers, chocolates, wine, jewellery, perfume, lingerie and expensive restaurant meals. With toxic pesticides, child labour, conflict diamonds, chemical fragrances and huge carbon dioxide emissions, these gifts might speak of romance to your partner, but do they speak of love for the environment and all the people living…

Thought provoking read: Heat by George Monbiot

By Mrs Green | February 3, 2008

At last I have found a voice of reason amidst the madness of Western Life. I’m in love with George Monbiot after reading just the introduction to his book ‘Heat’. In his book, Monbiot seeks to show how we can successfully attain a 90% cut in carbon emissions here in the UK without the need…

Is there too much choice for consumers? A rant about light bulbs.

By Mrs Green | February 2, 2008

Bear with me while I have a mini rant about consumerism and choice. Little Miss Green travels far and wide at night; she sleepwalks, cuddles the vaccum, goes off on the astral planes and generally gets herself in a bit of a pickle if she needs to get up for the toilet. She has a…

Happy Imbolc!

By Mrs Green | February 1, 2008

I’m finding myself thinking more and more about our lives in modern Western Culture. With an emphasis on consuming, filling our time with activities, convenience, striving to better ourselves and increasing our status and wealth I find myself needing more and more ritual in my life to find balance and meaning.

Sustainable, natural, organic, fair trade and ethical toys for young children

By Mrs Green | January 31, 2008

The oral stage. You gotta love it. Everything they see, our little darlings put straight into their mouths. Over the years I have watched Little Miss Green try mud, worms, sand, cat food, dog fur, ink and coal. If everything a baby sees goes into their mouth, you have to ask yourself important questions when…

Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle

By Mrs Green | January 30, 2008

With hybrid cars, under floor heating, solar panels and geothermal pumps, you could be forgiven for thinking that going green is an expensive hobby for the elite. My belief is that a self sufficient, ethical, sustainable and frugal lifestyle *can* go hand in hand. Essentially that is what Little Green Blog is all about. We’re…

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