22 January 2018

Mandarin Peels

Here is a great orange/mandarin peel idea to add to your nuts and seeds. Try to get organic fruits, so the peel does not contain pesticides.

  1. Dry the organic mandarin peels on the kitchen counter for several days.
  2. Cut them up into tiny pieces with a strong pair of scissors.
  3. Keep them in a jar.

When you want to make your own muesli, you can add a few teaspoons to the mix of nuts and seeds and let them soak together in water for a few hours.

21 January 2018

Uses of Soap

This is a handmade soap (lie water from wood ash and pork fat), made in a small town in Hungary by local people. yes, they still make their own soap in summer in a big batch that lasts the whole year for the family.

29 January 2017

Rice Water Instead of Shampoo

I already wrote about how Indonesians washed their hair before shampoo became available in their country:  Washing Hair with Ash.

Great shampoo alternative from the Yao minority in China: The Chinese Village of Long-Haired Rapunzels. They wash their hair with fermented rice water.

10 November 2016

Update on my "Food Forest"

It is possible to grow your own food from leftover from the kitchen. I bought organic soil and I regularly add kitchen waste to it.

Surprise: food grows out of this compost.

1. My avocado tree:

29 October 2016


I keep the tiny pencils my kids do not use any more. I can still use them to draft my projects or for shopping lists...

27 October 2016

Grocery Bags

My favourite bags for groceries are made of cotton. They are very sturdy, easy to wash.

The ones sold in grocery stores are usually made of some kind of artificial material and do not last very long, especially with tropical weather (Singapore). They do not usually withstand multiple washing either.