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15 Easy Ways to Save Energy (And Money!)

easy ways to save energy
easy ways to save energy

Looking for easy ways to save energy and money? I’ve got you covered with my handy and useful tips.

With energy bills set to rise by £97 a year, it’s a good time to see where you can save money and energy.

The good news is, it’s not difficult to cut back. There are so many ideas on easy ways to save energy contained in these here archives that I thought it might be really useful if I collated them in one post for old and new Moral Fibres readers alike.  

How Does £180 Sound?

If you implemented all of these easy tips I’d estimate you could save at the very least £180 a year.  That’s quite a low estimate. If you followed just two of these tips and turned down the brightness on your TV (saving up to £96 a year), and turned down your thermostat (saving up to £30 a year) then you’d already be saving £126 a year.  Add in the 13 extra tips and you could be saving big time!

Easy Ways to Save Energy In Your Kitchen

Here are some easy ways to save energy in the kitchen.

Ways to Save In Your Living Room

Looking for easy ways to save energy in your living room? I’ve got heaps of ideas for you:

Have you got any easy ways to save energy?  Share with other readers in the comments below!

ps: check out my ideas on how to get your home ready for winter, to help you save energy and money.

Food & Drink, Garden, Home and Garden

Guide to Edible Flowers

guide to edible flowers
guide to edible flowers

I’ve got a great guide to edible flowers for you today!

If you’ve been reading Moral Fibres semi-regularly then you’ll know that I’m into foraging.  From nettles to elderflowers and elderberries, to sloes and blackberries and everything in between, it’s becoming a bit of a passion of mine.  Free food – what’s not to love about it?!

Whilst reading about foraging online (as you do!) I came across this handy guide to edible flowers on the blog Illustrated Bites.  Illustrated Bites is the creation of US illustrator Heather Diane, and combines her love of food with her love of illustration.  Her recipes and posts use seasonal produce, which is another love of mine.  And although there haven’t been any new posts in a little while, there is a word of a book coming out next year, which is very exciting!

Heather’s guide to edible flowers is a little US-orientated. There aren’t so many hibiscus flowers on our UK shores after all! However, her guide still holds plenty of relevance for anyone living in the northern hemisphere!  Think dandelions, sunflowers, nasturtiums, lilacs, and more, which are all common in the UK.

A Handy Guide to Edible Flowers

edible flowers guide

Were there any edible flower surprises here for you?  I personally had no idea that lilacs are edible.  Also, sunflower petals and buds were a big surprise too!  I must remember this when we grow sunflowers next year!

I have a recipe in my archives for boozy elderflower cordial that is really easy to make, and so delicious. It’s a great place to begin if you’re looking to make a start with edible flowers. I will keep you posted with any other floral recipes that I try – like my pickled cucumbers with fennel flowers recipe.

If you have any recipes for edible flowers then please do also share in the comments below!  Also, do add any other edible flowers that you like to use in your cooking, as I am sure there are heaps more!