Panettone: The legends around Italy’s festive fruit cake and how it’s made

Panettone is the perfect Christmas sweet treat if you like your cakes light and fluffy. These days it is just as common to serve up panettone at a Christmas meal as it is mince pies or Christmas pudding. Today, more than 117 million panettone are sold in Italy and abroad. The cylindrical sweetbread from Milan, with its dome shaped top, dates back as the Middle … Continue reading Panettone: The legends around Italy’s festive fruit cake and how it’s made

Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Falling Fruit, described as “a type of matchmaking service for urban foragers”, is helping people to discover free edibles throughout the world, recovering food that would otherwise go to waste. Falling Fruit’s interactive maps, that can be accessed via the non-profit’s website and mobile apps, document food-bearing trees, plants and other types of edibles in nearly 1.5 million locations across 111 countries and 6,340 cities. … Continue reading Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Hepple Spirits Co.: Northumberland-based gin makers helping to revjuvenate juniper trees with restoration project

The humble juniper berry, one of the primary ingredients in gin, has been in decline in recent decades in the UK mainly due to modern farming practices and climate change. Now a craft gin maker behind Hepple Gin is aiming to reverse that with an ambitious juniper restoration project. The Northumberland-based Hepple Spirits Co. have been involved in the juniper restoration and propagation efforts spearheaded … Continue reading Hepple Spirits Co.: Northumberland-based gin makers helping to revjuvenate juniper trees with restoration project

Power up your Meals with Pumpkin [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Pumpkin puree is affordable, ubiquitous, and versatile. Don’t just eat it during pumpkin pie (or pumpkin-pie-spice latte) season. Stock your pantry with pumpkin puree to boost your cooking—and nutrition—all year long. via Power up your Meals with Pumpkin [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Power up your Meals with Pumpkin [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Recipe: Tom Yum Soup with Chicken

Tom Yum Soup is quite possibly the best soup to have been created – a blend of hot and sour tastes, Tom Yum Soup is a perfect immune-boosting soup for the winter months. Originating from Thailand, at the base of Tom Yum Soup is the three fragrant ingredients of lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. It is further seasoned with lime juice and fish sauce, … Continue reading Recipe: Tom Yum Soup with Chicken

Recipe: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Pão de Queijo are delicious cheese puffs, that look a bit like dough balls, made from tapioca flour. A traditional Brazilian snack, Pão de queijo originated from African slaves like many other Brazilian foods. They would soak and peel the cassava root and make rolls from it. Initially, there was no cheese in the rolls. By the end of the 19th century, as more ingredients … Continue reading Recipe: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Recipe ideas for leftover pumpkin

Want to know what to do with your leftover Halloween pumpkin or Jack O’Lantern? Check out the below video for recipe ideas including pumpkin sage pasta, pumpkin bread cheesecake and more. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com Continue reading Recipe ideas for leftover pumpkin

Foods that can be Toxic if you eat them in Excess [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Looking to clean up your diet? Dark, leafy greens including spinach and Swiss chard, fiber-rich kidney beans and brown rice, heart-healthy nuts, lean proteins such as tuna, and plenty of water all make up a healthy diet. But believe it or not, it is possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to some healthy staples. While overdoing it on most … Continue reading Foods that can be Toxic if you eat them in Excess [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Recipe: Toffee Apples

Toffee apples have become synonymous with Halloween and Bonfire Night. If you’re having a Halloween party for your kids, toffee apples make a nice take home gift as too. If you want a twist on a classic toffee apple, try adding sprinkles or add a pinch of cinnamon. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. … Continue reading Recipe: Toffee Apples

London home with fruit and veg overflowing on to streets raises awareness of the impact of food waste

A London home has been temporarily transformed into a “House of Food Waste” with fruit and vegetables tumbling out of the house and on to the street, in an effort to highlight the huge amount of avoidable food waste produced by households in the capital each year. The living installation – created by Small Change, Big Difference – shows how well over half of all food … Continue reading London home with fruit and veg overflowing on to streets raises awareness of the impact of food waste