#plasticfreejuly – part IV

Plastic Free July ends today. I will admit that I wasn’t as committed towards the end, but nevertheless this month has taught me a lot, has encouraged me to make changes, and has made me think more about all the plastic that surrounds me. It has also made me want to take some action to…

France – Macarons

It has been crazy hot this week. So what better thing to do in insanely hot weather than to make macarons for the first time ever. One of the good things about this whole project is that I’m actually challenging myself to make stuff that I would never have touched ever. Past me is like…

#plasticfreejuly – part III

There’s one week left of Plastic Free July. On the whole it’s gone reasonably well, but there are a few stumbling blocks that keep coming up for me. Firstly, it is very difficult to carry out my Brexit baking project without buying anything plastic wrapped. This goes back to my initial issue of finding dairy products…

France – Croissants

If someone had told me a year ago that I would make croissants, I wouldn’t have believed them. Especially if they told me that after trying to make them once, I would actually still want to attempt it again. But here we are, I like making croissants, they are less terrifying than I had ever…

Finland – Kermakakku

This cake was such a joy to make. I love it when a cake is just simple, straightforward, you put all the ingredients in one bowl, whack it in the oven, and out comes something that tastes incredible. No messing about, no frills, just great cake. 

#plasticfreejuly – part II

So, I’m a little over a week into Plastic Free July. It hasn’t been as difficult as I expected, although I have had a couple of accidental lapses, and have also found some things difficult to find. On the second day I realised that I’d forgotten to cancel my yogurt order from the milkman, which…

Finland – Mustikkapiirakka

We are 8 countries down, 20 to go, which brings us to Finland! Home of the Moomins, Nokia and baby boxes, it is one of the least corrupt countries in Europe, and has one of the most extensive welfare systems. 

#plasticfreejuly – part I

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about sustainable alternatives I’d started using in order to produce less waste. Since then, there are some more switches that I’ve made, and I thought I’d write about them, as I’m doing Plastic Free July.

Estonia – Rabarberikook

Sometimes things don’t quite go to plan. Sometimes you plan to make something and halfway through it goes a bit/a lot wrong and then rather than trying again you decide to just find something else to make. This is the story of what happened this week. 

Estonia – Purukook

This week we travel to Estonia, champions of wife-carrying (it’s a sport. No. Seriously, it is). Estonia is also the home of Skype, and the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.