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If you’re someone who enjoys the annual rituals of autumn this is surely the week for you, writes Sheena Grant.

Opinion: More ways to eat those nutritious, free carrot tops

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carrot tops are not just for the compost heap or feeding to rabbits. Nor are they just for using instead of basil to create an earthier, fuller-flavoured home-made pesto sauce, writes Sheena Grant.

I could have eaten it after all, writes Sheena Grant.

My month of foraging is almost at an end but I’m not quite done yet, writes Sheena Grant.

Back in May, inspired by a free seeds offer in my local supermarket, I started my first ever window-sill vegetable garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Back in May, inspired by a free seeds offer in my local supermarket, I started my first ever window-sill vegetable garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Last week I wrote about samphire on Suffolk’s only island, Havergate. It got me thinking about the abundance of free foods that can be foraged, particularly at this time of year, writes Sheena Grant.

There are many special things about East Anglia, several of which I was able to savour during a recent trip to Suffolk’s only island, writes Sheena Grant.

Online advice helped me fix my faulty dishwasher for free, writes Sheena Grant.

Anyone who wants to live more sustainably but isn’t sure where to start can find out all they need to know from a couple who, like Tom and Barbara in classic 1970s sitcom, The Good Life, have opted out of the ‘rat race’ for a simpler lifestyle, writes Sheena Grant.

Sixteen years ago, on a holiday to Cornwall, I visited the then-newly opened Eden Project, an extravaganza of plants from climates and habitats around the world housed in two enormous biomes built in the crater of a disused china clay pit, writes Sheena Grant.

There are not many things I look forward to about autumn but I do relish the annual harvest of cooking apples from a tree at the bottom of my garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Buying made-to-measure blinds and curtains can be hugely expensive, writes Sheena Grant.

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

Packed lunches can get a little dull. It’s easy to fall into the same old habits when choosing a filling for your midday sandwich, writes Sheena Grant.

I’ve always like Alison Moyet, both for her music and her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to life, writes Sheena Grant.

Opinion: Is customer service on the high street dead?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sitcoms were a big thing in the 1970s. Anyone who lived through the decade will remember that while some were better than others, all tapped into something true to life, writes Sheena Grant.

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