Rudha Glas Blog

A journey to living a greener life

We are an eco-friendly B&B operating on the following principles:

  • offering food which is organic, fair trade and cruelty-free
  • striving to produce our energy from renewable sources
  • encouraging connection with nature and with the self.

This blog shows some of the things we do, or have done, to live a more eco-friendly life.

Vegan paté

by Helen The last recipe I posted was for a delicious egg and dairy-free quiche, a recipe I picked up while living in Germany. Another recipe I learned about in the Land of Leberwurst is for a liver paté alternative, which I often make

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Waste not, want not

Image credit: US Department of Agriculture, CC BY We have been fans of the broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough for a long time and we love watching his nature documentaries. Sir David has, however, received criticism for giving too much focus in

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Image credit:, CC BY-SA 2.0 Imagine these scenarios: Someone who doesn’t agree with war invests in the arms industry. Someone who understands the dangers of smoking invests in tobacco. Someone who is an ethical vegan invests in industrial meat manufacture . Someone who strongly advocates for

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6Fs of Eco-living

by Helen What are you doing to lead an eco-friendly life? How do you measure the impact of the steps you’re taking to reduce carbon emissions? Are you somewhat overwhelmed by the immensity of the climate crisis? We’re bombarded nowadays with actions individuals can

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A quiche for all seasons

by HelenWho says you need eggs and bacon in order to make a delicious quiche? This is my “go to” quiche recipe whenever I have seasonal vegetables that need to be used up. It’s delicious, packed with protein and vitamins and extremely filling. I

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Vegan friendly

Living a vegan lifestyle

by Helen I wasn’t always vegan. In fact I ate meat for over 40 years. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-forties that I woke up to the fact that industrial meat production is an immensely barbaric practice and that any form of

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Upcycling furniture

You’ve heard of recycling, but what is upcycling? Ideal Home defines it as “breathing new life into old items – be it furniture, home accessories or even clothing.” This post reports on a few upcycling projects that we’ve undertaken so far in our B&B. The previous

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The Future We Choose

The year is 2050. The world is on fire. The air is deadly. Countries are under water. Or: The year is 2050. The world is breathing. The air is fresh. Nature is thriving. The time to choose between these two futures is now. This

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Rudi, Helen & Dogs

Our story

In 2019, after becoming disillusioned with our corporate lifestyles, we sold our house in Germany and moved to the Outer Hebrides. This post contains a short bio of ourselves, and the reasons we relocated to a remote island in search of a new life.

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