A few things

A few things that pleased me and didn’t create any waste. 


If there was a theme to my week, it would be local food, grown and shared. Case in point, my friend Serena gifted me five enormous avocados from the tree in her Bondi backyard.

Sometimes, hoarding pays. I realized this sprayer top perfectly fits a small amber glass container whose rubber dropper top has disintegrated. I’d been hanging on to both. A perfect vessel for a peppermint essential oil and water room spray. 

I made it to a crop swap at Pocket City Farms and left with armfuls of swapped goodies, including kale, green beans, lemongrass, oregano, curry leaf seedlings, cuttings of dragonfruit and elderflower, and so much more. You can also buy produce grown on site from the farm stand near the entrance. I paired this pungent bouquet of basil with the tomatoes in a salad later that day. Tasted of summer.

 

 

A few things

A few things that both pleased me and didn’t create any waste


I condition my cutting boards with a mixture of beeswax and coconut oil (4:1 ratio, melted together). Some experts say mineral oil is best for boards, but the internet says coconut oil is okay too. And I don’t have any mineral oil.

I traded extra pine rosin for some beautiful produce bags.

Ocean swims are back on the menu.

A few things

mortar and pestle

A few things that both pleased me and didn’t create any waste


First mulberries of the season. I’m pleased to be able to recognize the trees from afar now that I know what to look for – there’s something about the way the branches sway in the wind and all those shimmeringnleaves.

Remember these shorts? Well I soiled them as an experiment. I buried them some time ago (I’ll have to check exactly when) and the worms have been munching through the denim.

compost fabric

Scored a mortar and pestle at Salvos this weekend. It’s been on my thrift list for a long time. Thank you, previous owner, for passing this one along. It will be treasured and heavily used.

mortar and pestle

A few things

A few things that both pleased me and didn’t create any waste


This Thursday I’ll be leading a discussion after a screening of the documentary Recipes for Disaster, in which the filmmaker and his family give up oil products for a year. The exercise explores how his decision affects his family, and his relationships. Things gets a bit tense. Admittedly, the filmmaker goes way further than I generally do, but all the same, it’s great topic to crack open – how will the changes you make in your life impact on those around you?

Some unpackaged soap I like to call ‘Weekend in Bondi’. Also, the coconut scrubby it’s sitting on makes an excellent soap dish.

A recent market haul that was waste free, even if the goods don’t appear to be hyperlocal (although Aussie seasonality continues to confuse me). The egg man traded me for my empty carton, the bread man gave me a discount for having my own bag, and the fruit man gave me the bananas for free. I picked the rosemary on the way home, roadside.