Thursday, February 3, 2011

On being green.......

Well, honestly, the green thing is not making great progress. I am still switching the T.V off at night! I also purchased 'Earth Choice' cleaner for the floors. Seeing as I am far from being a clean freak and not particularly obsessesd with germs, I reckon I will be fine with this. I suspect a bottle of hardcore chemicals will, however, remain in the corner of our house for certain times when the 'eco' stuff doesn't cut it. Also, seeing as I don't clean very often, I don't think it will be too detrimental to the household budget. Mmmm, what else?

In Australia, we are sooooo lucky to have an enormous selection of wonderful local fruit and veg. It would be a sin to buy anything from outside the country as there  is really no need. Hopefully, then our fruit and veg is relatively fairly traded. I am steering clearing of the supermarkets though when buying fruit and veg as I reckon the local farmers are much more likely to get a fair price at the local market or local shops. Lets face it, the giant supermarkets screw the farmers on a regular basis. I am not quite anti supermarket but when I can easily get my fruit/vegies locally - its a no brainer. I've got a few vegies struggling in the garden but nothing particularly appetising. Just some seriously deformed stumpy carrots! Organic. Tricky this. Not a whole lot of organic stuff available where we are. I figure local is more important to me and organic comes second according to availability.

I am attempting to wade my way through our cupboards and low and behold actually use the food thats there instead of always buying new stuff. The veggie drawer in the fridge is looking a bit more loved as I am trying to not let things just rot and actually use them instead - wasting less food. Oh this is not my fridge by the way, its what I aspire to! Wasting fresh food is a hard habit to break but I have definitely been saving money. Always an incentive. So no major changes. I haven't moved into a hippie commune or stopped washing but Rome wasn't built in day.....


  1. What prudence. I am attempting not to waste food as well. My problem is I plan the menu, buy the ingredients then suddenly get lazy when it's time to cook. Bad habit that needs urgent breaking :) Good luck to us!

  2. totally!! its actually so hard not to over buy too.


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