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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Zero Waste Food and Follow Me Around

Hello everybody! Some time ago I put up a video taking you guys through my day, what kind of zero waste food I make and where I go to the Farmer’s Market. Furthermore, I also explain why I have been so inactive the past month, so you are very welcome to check out the video if you have more questions or just general curiosity. I just finished my bachelor’s degree in English and Cultural Understanding, and I am so happy, tired, but mostly happy!

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

My Zero Waste Work

Hello everyone! These last few days have been so busy and so amazing! Thursday I went to Fredericia to talk about zero waste and to host a workshop where the attendees got to make their own zero waste toothpaste! It was a huge success and everyone was so nice and open minded! Today, I talked more about zero waste! This time in Aalborg and during an event hosted by GRO SELV. Hearing about all of these amazing eco friendly initiatives got me so inspired! They made amazing vegetarian lunch and I talked for a good 20 minutes, briefly presenting the zero waste lifestyle and how to get started!

I love promoting sustainability and I am looking forward to more workshops and talks this month. Next zero waste events are on the 23th and 24th of May, read more about them here and here, both event are in Aalborg, Denmark.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Zero Waste Lonely Banana Bread

Hello everyone! Every since I listened to the wonderful tunes of Kathryn from Going Zero Waste’s hit song “Love A Lonely Banana” I have been wanting to share this post with you. Slow process, yes. I made a post last year about how I utilise over-ripe fruit, and I thought this was relevant again. Food waste is always relevant, read the post here btw. But one of my favourite ways to use fruit that is on the verge of going bad is making cake, surprise. Make it look extra fancy by making one vanilla banana dough and one chocolate banana dough, easy peasy. There is really no recipe to it because it is so easy, just mix flour, blended banana, whatever plant or nut milk you may have laying around, sugar and sass (by sass I mean vanilla extract, chocolate or whatever). Bake and let cool, bam cake. I usually eat a slice with peanut butter on top and it is bomb.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Farmer’s Market in Sansepolcro, Italy


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Hello everybody! I hope you have been following me elsewhere, because the blog has been on vacation, literally. I went to Tuscany last week and returned home yesterday. Of course I managed to get some instagram posts and a single video through, but other than that the updates have been sparse. During my week in Tuscany, I went to a small, but awesome, Farmer’s Market in Sansepolcro, not far from where I lived. I brought canvas bags from home, because always, and got tons of delicious fresh greens. If you are more interested in what I ate during my trip, check out the video below!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fast Fashion vs. One Ugly Sweater

Hello everyone! It may not come as a surprise that I shop second hand, yup that is the life. I have always found that the things I find in the thrift store are the things I will continue to love forever, and whatever I used to purchase in “real stores” would always fade, both in style and affection. One of my most worn items to date is a sweater that I originally bought because I thought that it was so ugly that it started to look cute. I stopped wearing it ironically two years ago, I own this thing now, for real.

My extensive use of the sweater got me thinking about fast fashion and how being fashionable and stylish is often associated with owning a lot of things, tons of different options, different colours. Once, I owned tons of clothes as well, clothes that I of course never wore, ever. I realised whilst looking at my hardly “on trend” go-to piece of clothing that I have never been as happy as I am with my one ugly ass sweater; and even though the rest of the world may disagree – I have never felt as stylish as I feel in my ugly ass sweater. All I want to point out is that wearing the same thing over and over does not make you unfashionable, but buying fast fashion fixes that are both expensive for you and for the planet definitely does.

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