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Beautiful things Wellbeing 18/12/2018

How to make a knot wrap – Japanese Furoshiki wrap

This year, give yourself a break from fighting with sellotape and paper that won’t cut or fold evenly. Instead, make an eco friendly, beautiful, simple and quick Furoshiki wrap. A beautiful wrap can be a gift in itself.

Eco gift wrapping is finally starting to get some respect, no least with the Japanese furoshiki knot wrap. This year, give yourself a break from fighting with sellotape and paper that won’t cut or fold evenly. Instead, make an eco-friendly, beautiful, simple and quick Furoshiki wrap. A beautiful wrap can be a gift in itself. And with this soothing craft, it might just take some…

Beautiful things Wellbeing 21/11/2018

Shop small on Green Friday – Indie Friday – Small Business Saturday

In the midst of hysteria around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are some great initiatives out there the likes of Small Business Saturday – initiatives that highlight and support independent retailers and makers.   Us small shops feel the pressure, but simply can’t compete with retail giants when it comes to flash sales on the biggest retail weekend of the year. Bargain basement pricing…

Wellbeing 04/10/2018

Hot smoked salmon recipe – Food from the Fire

The juniper hot smoked salmon is nearly ready! See how it's crisped at the bottom of the salmon fillet and still wobbly on top? Perfect! In this recipe from Food from the Fire, you don't wait for charcoal but cook on the naked flame with juniper bushes for an extra special smoky flavour.

Hot smoked salmon connects my senses to the wild nature and outdoor life that I love. And it’s so easy to make! Throw juniper bushes onto lit seasoned birch logs, add a side of salmon, and watch it smoke. For the past year, I’ve taken Niklas Eksted’s recipe book with me on all my travels. It’s my guidebook in using nature as a natural seasoning…

Wellbeing 06/08/2018

Family Festival 2018: Into The Trees – Win Family Day Ticket

Family festival 2018: Into the Trees, full of crafts and activities for young and old.

If you’re looking for a family festival in 2018, Into The Trees is back in Sussex this September 14-16th. And better yet, you can win a family day ticket here – enter below! Into the Trees family festival 2018 comes from the organisers of award winning Elderflower Fields. Like its big sister, Into the Trees is held in Pippingford Park, surrounded by stunning ancient Sussex…

Beautiful things Wellbeing 12/07/2018

How’s Plastic Free July Going? Your Tips & Product Guide is Here

Homeware products for Plastic Free July, with great alternatives to plastic bags, packaging and household cloths.

Plastic Free July is already well under way! This initiative, aiming to encourage the reduced use of plastics, started in Australia in 2011 and has now spread across 150 countries. Here are some tips about how to avoid plastics, plus a guide to some super stylish and ethical products that replace plastic everyday and long term. Click on the links and images below to see the products in the Chalk &…

Wellbeing 23/06/2018

Deep fried courgette flowers – easy & pure indulgence

Courgette flowers are absolutely wonderful deep fried in batter. You can pick the young courgette along with it and cook that too. Find the recipe here on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com).

Deep fried courgette flowers are one of the flavours that reminds me of childhood. We used to spend our summers in Sorento, on the Amalfi Coast. My mum is a Swedish-Italian translator, so loves all things Italian. She made us these juicy treats from the freshness found on this stunning cost. (Of course, she’d curse me for not calling them zucchini flowers). So in case…

Wellbeing 15/05/2018

How to make elderflower cordial – easy & refreshing summer in a bottle!

Find out how to make elderflower cordial on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). Elderflower cordial is one of the big joys of spring! So easy to make, and so satisfying to drink! Follow this simple recipe on ChalkandMoss.com

If you’re wondering how to make elderflower cordial, then read on. Here’s a very simple yet deliciously refreshing recipe. Elderflower cordial is a wonderful spring and summer drink. Mix it with your choice of water or sparking water, or jazz it up your gin & tonic, prosecco and champagne with a splash or cordial added! Cycling down our road today, I was so happy to see…

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