April 24, 2019

As Extinction Rebellion is reminding us, it is time to rebel, to stand up and to take the job of protecting ourselves, our planet and our future upon ourselves, and where better to start than at home?! 

There are so many ways to make better, healthier, happier...

November 5, 2018

How can young kids have fun without all the plastic? Here's a simple starting point for a Conscious Living Halloween.

We don't do Halloween. Well, at least not until this year after the pressure of certain expectations from our 5 year old. She has been brainwashed by th...

October 24, 2018

Hatchimals are some seriously f*cked up stuff!

Now I'm not going to dwell on this except to ask: Why do we need to create fake nature and fake nurturing opportunities for kids to feel connected and loving?

OK so we've been doing it for some time... there has been al...

August 29, 2018

UPDATED April 2019

New Recipes: Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner, Laundry Powder & more...

Note: I have added links to a few trusted local (to Turkey) makers and suppliers of good quality ecological products. I am not affiliated with them and I'm no...

February 13, 2018

Make Valentine's day special without the trash and the crass!

OMG, it's Valentine's day tomorrow, I almost missed it! In our house we do 'romantic' everyday so Valentine's is redundant ... well... ok.. so maybe it's not exactly romance that we do, but it works for us, h...

February 9, 2018

Milk is important to me, I drink it in my tea. That's about it, but then, that's a good enough reason to make a whole post about it! I also use milk in cakes, corn bread, bechemal sauce for lasagna and to make yogurt and labne. My youngest drinks it straight and we are...

December 20, 2017

   A year has passed since I wrote this and though my party plans for the season are less ambitious in terms of number of guests, my enthusiasm and dedication for living in a zero waste world are unremitting.  

   So for those of you who mi...

November 17, 2017

My breakfast. 
So it's happened. I'm blogging about my breakfast. I knew this was a slippery slope but had no idea I'd go down hill so fast, but in my defence there are some exonerating factors:
   Have I mentioned my garden? It's south facing, not huge but fertile (lo...

November 7, 2017

Nut and chocolate nut spreads. (Nut Stuff)

Some days you have to drop the heavy stuff and pick up something utterly doable! Though it is possible to find palm oil* free nut spreads it is virtually impossible here in Istanbul, besides, making your

own nut butter is e...

November 6, 2017

   If you have a daughter of around 4 years old, one day, one way or another you will find yourself being manipulated into buying a mermaid. Our first encounter was with another kid's full blown, original merchandise type. My daughter M forgot her fear of water while s...

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