A New Beginning

A New Beginning

April 21, 2018

The new day has well and truly started outside. Rather than slip in to the well worn Rossis that beckon at the front door, I have a cup of tea by my side and am taking the time needed to introduce the Ecolosophy family to its new team!

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It ain't all about the waste...

June 16, 2016

No doubt that our global consumption of plastic products is bad for the planet but it ain't all about the waste. Plastic can be pretty bad for us too...here's some top tips to avoid single use plastics for Plastic Free July.

Plastic Free Bulk Food

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Let me take you to my happy place...

January 16, 2015

On a recent guest blog over at cityhippyfarmgirl, there were lots of really nice things said about the pictures of our garden (aw shucks) so I'd like to show you where we drew our inspiration from. Our garden pales in comparison to this garden. This is my happy place. This used to be my local. This is Veg Out Community Garden in St Kilda. Let me show you around...

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Our Pics, Posts and Tags of 2014

January 04, 2015

So the sun sets on an awesome year and 2015 is brimming with possibilities. Through 2014, our E'phy followers have browsed our blogs, shared our social, mailed us fabulous snaps of their newly opened Ecolosophy goodies and so much more - you are simply beautiful human beings. Here's a snippet of our wonderful first year in business with our favourite pics, posts and tags...

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Pickled out...

December 14, 2014

Zucchini is by far my favourite vegetable (ok fruit) to grow and cook. So simple and verging on being boring with their sheer abundance, they're just so easy to grow and so versatile to cook with. Plus if you can't grow your own there's always stacks at the grocers. I owe the humble zucchini plant for my now thriving veggie patch and love of home grow food. It was the first veggie I grew - from a packet of Diggers Black Beauty - and it was such a bonza crop that I was hooked on growing them from that point on...

Handmade gifts of pickles

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Heaven on a baking tray

December 07, 2014

I tried something different with this week's harvest and it's heaven on a baking tray. THIS is how our tomato sauce will be made from this day forward. The slow roasting brings out a far more complex blend of flavours than you usually get with sauce made on the stovetop. No joke, this sauce is awesome. 

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Wrap it up - eco style

November 27, 2014

I watched an ad recently where the recipient ripped open their carefully wrapped present to get to the item underneath. I winced, I really did. It seems crazy in todays day, that so many people are still doing this at gift giving time. Sigh… what an incredible waste of paper.

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Beetroots are deadly serious

November 05, 2014

'The Beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly is more feverish, but the fire of a radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an under current of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious...'Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume.

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Get Daddy Cool for Father's Day

August 19, 2014

We've put together a Father's Day pictorial gift guide so you can give your dad, pops or favourite uncle a gift brimming with some serious 'daddy cool'...

      

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Easy Cheesy Bikkie Bites

August 08, 2014

Striving to be plastic free is fine on a good day when I'm super organised, the weather's good and I've had a reasonable amount of sleep but life doesn't always work that way once small fry come on the scene. You know the day....the one where I would have whipped up some healthy homebaked snacks for our trip to town but we had to spend half an hour finding the other shoe (only to discover that the dogs found it first and so we had to pick out another pair but those shoes don't fit anymore…). Or those days when the spare hand I had to bake and pack snacks was occupied carrying the stainless steel water bottles, extra clothes, packages to post plus the newly built airplane made from cardboard scraps that absolutely has to come. It takes time and effort to be plastic free perfect.

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Tales of Trees

July 27, 2014

We love trees...we love being in them, under them, up them, gazing at and nurturing them. Yep we're right ol' tree huggers! Trees are one of nature's great gifts to us - producing oxygen, regulating climate, providing habitat, shaping landscapes, bearing thousands of varieties of fruit and providing us with renewable energy and building resources! We're lucky to live in an amazing part of Western Australia packed with hundreds of varieties of beautiful trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Nature is a big part of our lives and we love sharing our love of nature with you. 
    

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(almost) Plastic Free with Kids

July 20, 2014

So I've been trying really hard to give Plastic Free July a go but, with kids, by jingo it's challenging. Now don't get me wrong, total kudos to those wonderful mums I see on facebook and pinterest, you know the ones... They buy only bulk produce and spend weekends at the growers market. "Oh we wouldn't dream of using store bought plastic wrapped bread" they say while they turn out perfect loaf of organic spelt sourdough and pop yet another tray of sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free superfood muesli bars in the oven but the fact is, I am not that mum - yet.

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The Odd Vegetable Out

July 09, 2014

Being botanically curious, each season we seem to wind up with a few vegetables that we've nurtured, grown and harvested and then had no idea what to do with. You know the ones... khol rabi, mizuna, gourds, new guinea beans to name a few. Some of these end up becoming staples in the patch once you get the hang of how to cook them (hello khol rabi). Others end up oddities, worthy of little more than talking points for visitors to the patch (looking at YOU new guinea beans).

    

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Love your Planet

June 05, 2014

To celebrate World Environment Day let us take you on a pictorial journey around our planet courtesy of Pinterest. From the miraculous to the magnificent, the powerful to the fragile - Planet Earth is simply breathtaking...

    

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Let's face it...we've all got one

May 04, 2014

We've put together a Mother Day gift guide so you can give your mum a gift just brimming with green goodness. Fair trade, handmade, organic or sustainable, these gifts are guaraunteed to bring a smile to her face

Go on... spoil her rotten, you know she deserves it!

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