Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Natural appeal

Tips from Friends of the Earth
For a bit of zest in your cooking, add some peel. Wash unwaxed oranges or lemons, and remove peel with a sharp vegetable peeler. Dry on a tray in the oven, after you've switched it off after a baking session. Store in a jar when cool. Use chopped up for flavouring cakes, puddings, stuffings or even tea.
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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Natural appeal

Tips from Friends of the Earth
For a bit of zest in your cooking, add some peel. Wash unwaxed oranges or lemons, and remove peel with a sharp vegetable peeler. Dry on a tray in the oven, after you've switched it off after a baking session. Store in a jar when cool. Use chopped up for flavouring cakes, puddings, stuffings or even tea.
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Friday, 26 September 2014

Save our beavers

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Beavers are good news for the environment - they can reduce flooding, and can boost fish stocks and biodiversity. But the Government plans to remove them from the River Otter in Devon.
Find out why we think their plan may be illegal and how you can help.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Create a garden pile

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Now's a good time to prepare for wildlife that might come and hibernate in your garden over the winter, such as frogs and hedgehogs. Put an uneven pile of logs in a quiet corner, for small animals to get cosy. Even a pile of stones will offer shelter to a range of insects and spiders.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Soothe coughs naturally

Tips from Friends of the Earth
For a cheaper and natural alternative to shop-bought cough medicine, soothe sore throats with an infusion of organic honey and lemon in hot water. The honey will relieve irritation and has valuable antimicrobial properties. Read more honey tips and remedies.
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Friday, 19 September 2014

Meat-free Monday

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Eating less, and better, meat is an easy way to reduce our impact on the climate - and it just got even easier with the Meat Free Monday climate pledge. Our campaigner Vicki explains why she's pledging (with her celebrity pals) before the UN climate summit.
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