Foraging, free food, wild food – it’s all the rage in Europe these days, and the Nortons are doing it here in Nigeria too! Here are some of the wild and wonderful weeds that we are eating for free and some of the recipes we use for them. Continue reading
Last week I attended a great conference on Sustainable Farming and a representative from ECHO taught us this recipe for homemade liquid fertiliser. I thought I’d give it a go!
1) Firstly prepare your container. Check for leaks. Wash well with detergent, lemon and water and dry. Make sure any toxic materials or oil are washed out well. Continue reading
I’m loving my new laundry basket!
It was made by a student here at TCNN called Ezra. Continue reading
I’m loving my new eco pencil holder. Homemade from a curved piece of tree bark which holds my pencils (haven’t used pens for years now, preferring pencils as the stub and shavings can be composted unlike a finished pen). It also fits a rubber, a metal sharpener and a half coconut for the pencil shavings. Stylish, practical, eco friendly, home made, natural, compostable, whats not to love!!
I don’t use a fridge here in Nigeria and I have had to learn lots of fascinating ways to keep food, particularly vegetables, so that I don’t have to go shopping too often. I manage with most things, but keeping tomatoes fresh has always been the biggest challenge. So I was fascinated to read an article online about a farmer in Burundi who had the same problem, but solved it! Continue reading
I’m always saying here “Bush is Best” – meaning many traditional (bush) ways are better for us, better for the environment, better for the soil, better for our health, better for our bodies……….
Here’s a new Bush is Best – better for our cookers and saucepans!! Continue reading
6 c oats
1 c starter Continue reading