|An olive oil moisturiser in the making (almond oil, local olive oil, my beeswax)|
Anyway, once I had learned more, our lives changed dramatically. We do heaps more cooking from scratch, have reduced our electricity usage and installed solar, have stopped buying cling wrap etc., etc.
Now, it must be said, I am not the world's best housewife! On the weekend I cleaned out my pantry - a job that I had not done for a very long time! When I saw the results I was delighted! Once I threw out all the old packets of stuff that were past their use by date (that I no longer used because of all the preservatives etc.) my pantry looked completely different. I was delighted to see that it was not just tidier, but reflects the way we live now.
The jumble on the door is made up of aprons and bags!My pantry now houses good, healthy ingredients, not much prepackaged food, and the tools I use to create food from scratch. We still buy packaged food of course, but we're buying flour in bulk, oats, milk powder etc. Year by year, we are buying less packaged food as we learn new ways of doing things.
I would like to thank my fellow bloggers here, because I have been learning so much from you. I get new ideas all the time on recipes, gardening, sourcing food and making things for the home.
I still have another cupboard full of tinned goods, spices and my baking powder, cocoa etc. It is also full of packages that I haven't touched for ages. I'm looking forward to giving that one a clean out too. I suspect it will have a minimalistic look as well!
A more 'thought full' (no not a typo) life is much more satisfying than consumerism!