Karin over at Cafe Bebe has challenged a few of us to come up with some Martha Stewart style words of wisdom for running a home. Now as anyone who knows me I have no wisdom whatsoever, but occasionally I do have fantastic ideas! But I adore Martha, so here are my best ideas, I hope they live up to her standard.
Since reading this article in The Independent newspaper (short version 50g bag of lettuce takes 50 litres of water to produce) I buy £1 living lettuces from Waitrose. I then keep them on the window sill, watered until we need them or alternatively pot them up in the garden. That way they last longer and it’s better for the environment.
Kilner jars, I’ve become obsessed with them!. Before I discovered their genius was buying packets of porridge (L lives on it in the mornings) and they were £1.90 a packet and I’d get 10 small breakfasts out of them. But since my discovery of kilner jars, I’m buying the 32p Waitrose own porridge oats and getting about 14 breakfasts out of them. The jars come from our local hardware store and are about £2. And now I have flour, rice, coffee, you name it if I can get it in a kilner jar it’s there!
Cleaning Carry All
I bought this tin carry all to tidy up my cleaning cupboard, but it’s also brilliant for carrying all my cleaning equipment round the house. I don’t forget anything and any spills are contained. Love it!