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Indesit, it’s indecent!

By |2019-09-15T13:19:41+02:00August 11th, 2019|We speak, We try|

Indesit, it’s indecent! Do you know the Indesit brand? If so, it means that, like me, you belong at best to the middle class. We have an Indesit washing machine. For five years. It’s not long five years for a washing machine, is it? Well, for corporations, it’s probably as long as the age of the universe. A device that lasts 5 years is a financial pitfall. We need to find a solution. Scheduled obsolescence What a wonderful invention! The programmed obsolescence, or the continuity of the capitalist [...]

Alternative to conventional laundry detergent

By |2019-08-28T20:12:17+02:00August 11th, 2019|We do, We try|

Alternative to conventional laundry detergent I've been doing my own laundry powder for 3 years now and I have to say that I'm very satisfied with it. It washes as well as industrial detergents and is much environment friendly! In the early days, I used to do my liquid laundry detergent but it takes a lot of time and I inhaled a lot of soap and other products fumes, it wasn't pleasant.  That's how I wondered why I was diluting the soap in water? I've come to make my own [...]

Comparing (eco)toxicity of commercial and home-made laundry detergents

By |2019-08-28T20:12:17+02:00August 11th, 2019|We speak, We think|

Comparing (eco)toxicity of commercial and home-made laundry detergents I have worked as a research chemist for many years in a water treatment company. The knowledge I acquired during that period of my life allows me to be appalled when I read the chemical composition of some commercial or industrial products. The thing is, alternatives do exist. The reason why these are not implanted on an industrial scale, I’ll let you guess… What I will do here is follow up on an inspiring article I read a few days ago, written [...]

Synthetic sponges are toxic. Opt for a bio and effective alternative: The Loofah.

By |2019-08-28T20:12:18+02:00August 11th, 2019|We do, We speak, We think, We try|

Synthetic sponges are toxic. Opt for a bio and effective alternative: The Loofah. Did you know that your go-to sponge is stuffed with toxic and eco-toxic chemicals? Up to a few days ago, I didn’t know either. In this post, I will detail how this is. I even made a little experiment of my own... results are quite scary... Then I will present an amazing alternative: The Loofah. Today, my kitchen sponge is a kind of large cucumber: Yes, you read well, a cucumber; a special type of cucumber called a loofah. [...]

Winter is coming? Keep calm and breathe!

By |2019-08-28T20:12:18+02:00August 10th, 2019|We try|

Winter is coming? Keep calm and breathe! Winter is approaching and with it, colds and blocked noses, sore throats and coughs. Last year, I tested a homemade recipe of a crème that is very similar to Vicks VapoRub ointment. I easily found all the ingredients in The Netherlands and of course I privileged organic ingredients. Did you know that it is easy to make your own? This ointment has been used for several decades to relieve coughs and other cold symptoms. This decongestant, used to fight common respiratory [...]

What to do with all those limes?

By |2019-08-28T20:12:18+02:00August 10th, 2019|We try|

What to do with all those limes? Some of you have been very creative in using the limes we got in our baskets. As the lime invasion continues, here are 3 recipes to get rid of them all. 1 - Candied limes in olive oil Can be kept 1 year Step 1 Rinse and dry the lemons. Step 2 Cut them into 1/2 cm thick slices. Put them in a sieve, sprinkle with salt. Step 3 Let it drain for 12 hours. Step 4 Wipe them [...]

Lime Pickle

By |2019-08-28T20:12:18+02:00August 10th, 2019|We cook|

Lime Pickle Recipe Beverley opened the new pick-up points a few weeks ago. She already made a few recipes out of the Eco & Co baskets. Here is her Lime Pickle recipe Ingredients: 6 limes quartered (I cut them into small bits as quarters were too big). 60g/2oz/1/2 cup of salt. 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds. Seeds from 2 star anise. 4 small green chillies, finely chopped. 125g / 4oz / 3/4 cup light muscovado sugar. 1tbsp ground ginger. 3-4 tbsp water. Directions: Put the limes into a [...]