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In My Kitchen… August 2019

small jar with silver lid and small bottle with gold lid with vanilla bean products

August in Brisbane is an interesting month. Technically, it’s still winter but the clear, sunny skies mean that the spring buds and blooms are already bursting forth. There has been no rain at all in the past few months so the grass is once again a shade of pale straw and crisp underfoot. The outdoor… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous
spreadable butter in a reused plastic container

It’s Plastic Free July so that means refusing single use plastics and thinking about the plastics you already have. I put my thinking cap on and realised that we buy spreadable butter on a semi regular basis. Each one neatly packaged in a silvery plastic box which is thrown into recycling once the butter was… Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint, Sweets & Preserves
glass jar filled with lentils and spices on bench beside brown bowl of curry coconut and lentil soup

I wanted to give a birthday present to a friend who is very much into reducing her footprint and zero waste. I decided to have a go at a making a recipe in a jar. Something that could be cooked with little effort, one evening after work. Simply add oil and water and you’re done… Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint, Soups, Salads, Snacks
large plastic containers with taps filled with cleaning products stacked onto shelves at Vessel Nundah

It’s Plastic Free July, which is about raising awareness of single use plastics and asking everyone to make small changes in their relationship with plastic. If you follow Tiffin on Facebook (and please do, if you don’t already), you may have seen that I headed waaaayyyy over to the other side of town a couple… Read more

Filed in: Product Review, Reduce Your Footprint

In My Kitchen… July 2019

large green bowl of dried green apple slices

Hello July. You crept up quickly. Other than a few days spent in Sydney catching up with my brother, a cursory glance at the June calendar shows that it wasn’t really an action packed month. Yet here I am, staring down the barrel of July. A quick check of this month’s calendar shows that I… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous
fresh unsalted butter in a dish

I have been writing for a while about reducing waste and re-purposing food scraps and left overs into other meals and snacks. The amount of food waste in the world is really staggering. There is plenty of research and column inches written about it yet it seems to continue unabated. Whether it’s people buying too… Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint
Home Exchnage - 5 tips to get your started

If you’ve been reading Tiffin for any length of time, you will know that Mr Tiffin and I do home exchanges. This is where you go on holidays and stay in another person’s house, whilst they stay in yours. You can also agree to a non simultaneous exchange. We’ve had some absolutely amazing holidays, all… Read more

Filed in: Travel