The Book of Rubbish Ideas positively celebrates reducing waste in your home and keeping more money in your pocket by being savvy with some of your shopping ideas.
Of course, cooking from fresh is a terrific way of combining both and I’ve been doing it for years. I started making simple recipe loaves and rolls when the children were born. I wanted to take more charge of what was going into the bellies of my babies and I soon realised, it was a very fulfilling process too.
But being a busy mother of three, I also realised I didn’t have much spare time to indulge either…who does!
So I started ‘tweaking’ the recipes and fiddling around with kneading methods too and I devised a way of reducing the time and effort needed to make it and a way to save pounds and pennies too by incorporating some of the usual kitchen leftovers in the recipes.
Don’t be alarmed, I’m not talking about chopped up chicken bones or anything, I mean stuff like the last few spoons from the pan that cooked up the breakfast porridge, or a grated carrot or courgette that has gone floppy and is past it’s best….these accessible ingredients added to a dough not only reduce the rubbish that might have ended up in the bin (or hopefully the compost), but they can significantly reduce the cost you’d have spent on the raw ingredients – it’s a win, win situation!
There are lots of bed and breakfast places nearby and I’d be delighted to help you find one that suits your budget and expectations, so, if you’re keen on mastering the art of easy bread making and ensuring you never go hungry again, hop onto the courses page at Magic Oxygen and see if you can find a recipe to whet your appetite!
I look forward to welcoming you down here soon, oh and gift vouchers are available too if you’re looking for a unique eco-experience to give to someone you love,
Firstly, if you have a copy of The Book of Rubbish Ideas, then well done!
It is now completely sold out and you are one of a very select group of people who got in first and are probably far more environmentally passionate than average!
If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a copy, then do not despair, for there is some hope for you…
As you read this, the digital elves are hard at work putting together a downloadable digital edition! Yes, you will be able to carry this incredibly valuable tome around in tiny bits of information amazingly packed into the very smallest of silicon chips.
As if that weren’t enough, the delectable Tracey Smith is also beavering away night and day to create an even more splendid second edition.
She is speaking to people across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom who have innovative ideas on ways to reduce the amount of stuff they use every day and if you are such a person (or if you know someone who is) we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back here very soon for the launch of the digital version and for a likely publishing date for the second edition.
2010 has been an incredible year for Tracey Smith, author of The Book of Rubbish Ideas and it’s about to roll out with a BANG!
Tomorrow morning, on BBC Breakfast Television News and on BBC World, the Global News Network, she’ll be giving her top tips on what to do with a rubbish present….and perhaps more importantly, giving advice on how not to find yourself in this situation in 2011!
There’s a tremendous amount of exciting stuff happening in the New Year and the best way to keep in touch with all of our green news is via Tracey’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/RubbishAuthor.
But don’t leave this site without having a good look around first!
There’s a veritable wedge of top tips here, with lots of ideas on ways you can lean towards the green and give a positive embrace to living with less!
What better way to spend Easter than on a family-friendly egg hunt on an organic farm?
Choco experts Green & Blacks are giving away 5,000 dark and milk chocolate eggs to smooth the way for the Soil Association-organised events, most of which are completely free – that’s my kinda afternoon out….
In the depths of the global crunch, why would anyone want to waste precious money on pointless junk that ends up in the trashcan after a couple of uses?
But sales of consumer nonsense are still rocketing – stuff such as wand-shaped TV remote controls, desk-top hoovers, and electric toothbrushes costing hundreds of pounds. Even a hollow plastic golf-club you can wee into while playing a round (don’t show it to Tiger Woods, please). We’re still madly addicted to consumption.
Hi all – delighted to be back blogging again on The Book of Rubbish Ideas.
After a rock and roll of a summer (well, as much as being an author can ‘be’ rock and roll of course) doing literary festivals around the country, evaluating and playing with new eco-goodies about to hit the market and penning planning notes for my next book, I decided I needed a bit of well earned time out…so I took it…by the horns in fact, hence last entry August…ehem…
I thought I’d pen a quick series of catch up blog posts so you can see what’s been going on and so that you don’t feel left out – I’d hate you to feel left out…particularly as it’s all been so exciting.