Upcycled Self Watering Pots from Styrofoam Boxes

Water-loving Peppermint grows happily

Water-loving Peppermint grows happily

Growing water loving plants in a hot, dry environment can be difficult, especially if you forget to water everyday. Self watering pots (i.e. those with a reservoir of water in the bottom) help a great deal, but are often very expensive. The solution is to make your own using large styrofoam boxes and bits of stuff rescued from the waste bin. Very cheap, very easy and you gain extra environmental Brownie Points for the up-cycling. Your mint won’t know the difference 🙂

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

A tasty, healthy variant on classic Hummus. Arranged on a platter with Muhammara, toasted pita bread, olives, dukka and crumbled feta, you have an exotic offering for a party (or party for one!) This is quite a thick hummus. If you prefer yours a little runnier, add extra olive oil, lemon juice, or some of the liquid from the boiled or canned chickpeas.