The signs of autumn are everywhere in Canberra right now. Misty mornings, turning leaves and early season apples hanging ripe on the trees. But summer’s last-minute heat wave is scorching the flowers and wilting anything not rooted deeply enough. An Instagram buddy mentioned he calls this time of year sautum, it’s sort of summer but … More Sort of summer, sort of autum…sautumn?
It’s a very rainy spring Saturday here in Canberra. Here’s my six on Saturday with a side of plenty of raindrops!
Today Grill’d announced they wouldn’t be serving meat whether you wanted it or not. Labelled the 24 hour Meat Cheat, the burger chain announced that instead of beef, they were dishing up Beyond Burgers, a fake meat patty. And they aren’t alone – Hungry Jacks are offering up vegan selections and KFC in the UK … More Fake meats are having a moment
Last year, War on Waste aired in Australia. The show tapped into the wider consciousness and made conversations about things like excess plastic wrapping normal watercooler chat rather than something for eccentric greenies to worry about. For a grand time there, petitions about plastic bag bans were all the rage, reusable produce bags became a … More Hey supermarkets, can you stop wrapping our fruit and veg in plastic? Cheers!
I love a cuppa. Day, night, happy news, sad news, to perk up, to relax. Tea helps in every situation. My mum has a trail of half finished tea-cups all over her house at any given time, my nanna only ever drinks tea, NEVER water. My three year old asked for a real tea pot … More I’m growing my own tea!
Bees. I’ve been thinking a lot about them lately, especially what life would be without them. Lots of people who know more about science than me have pondered this and a planet without bees ain’t pretty. Flowers, fruits, vegetables and everything that eats them would suffer. Luckily this is one part of the environmental crisis … More How to make a bee friendly garden
Hello, my name is Heidi and I am an accidental mostly-vegetarian sometimes vegan. Its been a year since I broke up with meat and you know what? I think I’m better off without it. I’d fantasised about the breakup but never really thought I’d go through with it. But our relationship had been unhealthy for … More Happy Veggie-versary – how hard was year one as a mostly vegetarian?