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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…

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 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…

Wellbeing 26/03/2018

Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It?

Finland is the Happiest country in the world of 2018, according to the latest UN report. The Finns themselves put this down to Sisu; the strength of will and resilience they gain from challenging themselves physically in nature. This includes dipping in freezing waters, where the hormones produced help reduce anxiety, helping them cope with difficult situations. Image by Val Vesa on Unsplash.com.

The Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It? The Finns Credit Sisu; Harnessing Courage in Nature   The UN announced this month that Finland is officially the Happiest Country of 2018. It’s time to explore their secret to happiness; Courage. As we sit and scratch our heads over yet another Nordic country bagging the prize for the Happiest Country in the…

Wellbeing 22/01/2018

Best Cook Books for Health and Wellbeing

Best cook books for Scandinavian, Nordic, Middle Eastern, Indian cook books - all with a healthy attitude to food.

The best cook books on my shelf are those that prompt me to try new ingredients, combinations and colours. I think hard about what specific nutrients our bodies need and for what purpose, to make sure what we eat leaves us feeling really good! In this photo are a few of my favourite and arguably best cook books. Of course there are many, many more.…

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