Sunday, July 28, 2013

What do vegans use to clean with? You'll be Astonished!

 While dodging the rain this morning, we popped into Buyology. It's the first time I've been there, but I dare say it won't be the last. Plenty of 'tat' for sale, but look carefully and there are some good bargains and some vegan products. I found a whole range of Astonish cleaning porducts, which are labelled as suitable for vegans. Their website states: "All Astonish products are suitable for vegans", and their Ethical and Envioronmental information is impressive. AND very reasonably priced, most products being 99p. At least that's what the orange cleaner was and the fabric freshener at Buyology.
I've tried the orange cleaner, and it smells of sweet orange, quite like mandarin, or maybe orange sweets, which is a lot sweeter than natural orange oil on it's own, but is a pleasant enough smell. It cleans like you would expect, which is good, my only negative point is that it doesn't come with a person to do the cleaning for me (joke!). I haven't tried the fabric freshener yet, put I did squirt a tiny bit to see what it smelled like, (or should that be to smell what it smelled like!) and it smelled, to me, very much like Fabreze type products, which is exactly what I've been looking for, only in a vegan formula. I'm very happy with my finds, and I'll certainly be back there again.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dark Lord - so smooth...................

If you like a dark beer, this one hits the spot. It's very dark, and delicious. Smooth, dark satisfying. Batemans has done it again with this superb, rich bitter-sweet ale.
VEGANS be warned: Batemans Beers may carry the 'vegan logo' which is very commendable, but the description of their Dark Lord Ale is not nice :  "ideal accompaniment to........" (I'd rather not quote it!)
Available from a number of Supermarkets, for your convenience: 
Batemans bottled beers are available to purchase from High Street retailers and supermarkets across the UK. For more detailed information about the range stocked, please contact your local outlet.


* Please note: Although we deliver to main warehouses we can not guarantee the beer will be in your local store therefore we urge you to telephone your chosen supermarket before making a special journey. Please note you can order from our online shop at anytime!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hot Summer Day - Cool Vegan Cider

How about his for a sweet sounding cider - Cider and Blackberry. It tastes as good as it sounds. Serve chilled. I love finding new things that are labelled vegan, takes the hassle out of having to look at ingredients or check with company. So imagine my delight when I found this delicious new cider, at my local Sainsbury's store. Made by Gwynt y Ddraig - try saying that after a few ciders (if you don't speak Welsh). Their website states their cider is available at Supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Sainsbury's, for convenience. Also sold at certain pubs, including Brain's pubs, which is fab, since none of Brains beers are vegan suitable. The company is located in Pontypridd, Wales, and is soon having it's Open Weekend on 4th and 5th August, so lets hope the sun stays shining. A fun refreshing drink, on a long hot day - fabulous.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer time and the flies are flying........ or how to deter flies from coming into the house.

 This time of year, flies are in abundance, and I don't know about you, but I detest them! I always think of them walking on sh*t then on food or kitchen surfaces, enough to turn me off food (if only!!!!!). Now being vegan, I don't want to kill them, I just want them to leave me alone - go elsewhere. I searched the Internet for natural deterrents and this one appealed to me: Hang a clear plastic bag, half filled with water and including several pennies over an open door. I had to search around for pennies. Never a penny handy when you need one. I asked my partner if any other coins would do, and was told, no the advice says pennies, so pennies it must be (not convinced about that though!). After trying a few ways of hanging the bag over the door, having to get a step ladder out each time, as the top of the door was just out of my reach, I though to put the bag attached to string, onto a coat hanger, and place it central, on the open door. And guess what - it works! Honestly! In the last few days since I've been doing this, I've hardly had any flies in the house, just the very odd stray. Amazing - it works! Apparently, the 'theory' goes, that flies see it as a potential predator nest, so won't go near it - whatever! It works. So in return for a little hassle, I have a fly free house, YAY! Go ahead, try it, I was skeptical before I tried it, but I'm glad I did.