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

DIY Natural Christmas Wreath

Christmas is now a month away, and if you’re feeling inspired to create your own decorations from natural materials that you’ve picked up on a walk in the woods, check out the below video on how to make your own wreath. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses … Continue reading DIY Natural Christmas Wreath

Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants make perfect gifts for Yule or Christmas for those jewellery wearing friends or family, using shells or gemstones. If you decide to use gemstones you can even match the gemstone to the astrological sign of the person you are making the pendant for. The below video shows you how to make DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants using few jewellery making tools, and they’re simple … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

Zero Waste Christmas: Top tips on how to reuse, recycle and reduce

Christmas is one of the more waste-ful times of the year yet it does not need to be at all. There are numerous ways in which you can reduce waste this Christmas – everything from making your own decorations from fallen bits from trees; reusing what you already have; upcycling old clothes into a new outfit; and using tiffin boxes. The below video from Fairyland … Continue reading Zero Waste Christmas: Top tips on how to reuse, recycle and reduce

Green Season: Rent a Christmas Tree

Still toying with the idea of getting a Christmas Tree for the home? Do you want a real tree but concerned about the impact on the environment? There’s a solution at hand – rent a Christmas tree instead. There are now numerous companies offering sustainable alternatives to buying a real Christmas tree. Each year millions of Christmas trees are thrown away after the season and … Continue reading Green Season: Rent a Christmas Tree