Amborella Organics: Herbal lollipops with biodegradable sticks that can be planted to grow a herb or flower

If getting your kids to take herbal medicine can be challenging, Amborella Organics’ have created a fun and innovative way for kids to both consume herbs and enjoy planting herbs with their range of organic lollipops – which once eaten, the biodegradable stick can be planted in soil and will grow a herb or flower. The seed-bearing lollipops, which are both kid and adult friendly, … Continue reading Amborella Organics: Herbal lollipops with biodegradable sticks that can be planted to grow a herb or flower

Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits and Recipe for Spiced Iced Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is a great source of vitamins, with a high content of vitamin C in particular, and antioxidants. A naturally caffeine-free drink, hibiscus tea, with its tart flavour, has a similar taste to cranberry. There are numerous varieties of the hibiscus flower, which comes from the mallow family. Grown around the world in countries including Africa, South America, Mexico, Hawaii, and Jamaica, the hibiscus … Continue reading Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits and Recipe for Spiced Iced Hibiscus Tea

Forty Hall Vineyard: London-produced wine grown sustainably by locals at organic vineyard

London may not be the place where you would expect to find a vineyard, but London’s full of pleasant surprises and unique experiences like Forty Hall Vineyard, a 10 acre organic vineyard in Enfield. Run and managed by local people, the vineyard is the first commercial scale vineyard in London since the middle ages. Situated on Capel Manor College’s Forty Hall Farm in North London, … Continue reading Forty Hall Vineyard: London-produced wine grown sustainably by locals at organic vineyard

Family of five take part in Live Happerley Challenge in a bid to follow their food from farm to fork

A Gloucestershire family of five took part in the 7-day Live Happerley Challenge to only consume food and drink from suppliers that can prove where their ingredients. Ruth Erwin, Jeff Adams and their children Mia, 11, Jake, 11 and Carla, 5, decided to take part in the challenge themselves as they bid to follow the journey their food takes from field to plate. The challenge … Continue reading Family of five take part in Live Happerley Challenge in a bid to follow their food from farm to fork

Rapeseed Oil: What is it and what are the health benefits

Rapeseed oil is fast becoming a healthy oil of choice in the UK for cooking and making dressings with. Bright yellow rapeseed crops are widely grown in UK fields. Rapeseed oil and linseed oil are the only oils grown and bottled in the UK, making a good choice for those wanting to buy locally produced foods. Rapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the … Continue reading Rapeseed Oil: What is it and what are the health benefits

Native foods including rare strains of corn, beans and squash making a comeback

Native foods – including rare strains of corn, beans, and squash – are being brought back from extinction thanks to the preservation and conservation efforts of indigenous tribes and a seed-lending library. Members of the Potawatomi and Ojibwe tribes in Hopkins, Michigan have teamed up with the Jijak Foundation to help these rare strains of vegetables make a comeback. These vegetables are now being used in … Continue reading Native foods including rare strains of corn, beans and squash making a comeback

St Patrick’s Day Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Cake

Whatever shenanigans you are up to this St Patrick’s Day, be sure to set aside a can of Guinness to make a gem of a cake – Chocolate Guinness Cake. The addition of Guinness in the chocolate cake enhances the richness and tanginess of the cocoa, rather than adding a stout taste. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle … Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Cake

Pancake Day Recipes

Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, has arrived! Whether you start your day with these versatile treats or have an evening blow out with your family or friends, there are numerous ways of making pancakes and even more choices when it comes to toppings. Like anyone needs an excuse to indulge in pancakes, but what’s the deal with Pancake Day exactly? Every year, Pancake … Continue reading Pancake Day Recipes