Tiffin: Brussels-based food initiative connecting take-out customers with restaurants accommodating reusable tiffin containers

Brussels-based food initiative Tiffin is helping environmentally-conscious consumers in the city to enjoy take-outs while helping the environment by teaming them up with restaurants that are willing to accommodate reusable containers. The idea is that people sign up with the Tiffin project online, purchase a stainless steel container that comes in three styles – a plate, a small bowl or large bowl – and use this … Continue reading Tiffin: Brussels-based food initiative connecting take-out customers with restaurants accommodating reusable tiffin containers

Recipe: Spiced Mixed Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and make an ideal healthy snack. If you are one who heads for the crisps aisle at the supermarket, chances are it’s more about the flavour of the crisps than anything else. Instead of reaching for the potato crisps, experiment at home by adding some flavour to a bag of nuts. With nuts, you feel full after eating them … Continue reading Recipe: Spiced Mixed Nuts

Christmas tree recycling ideas: How to make a Pine Simple Syrup

Looking to put some of those pine needles on your Christmas tree to good use? If you like making cocktails, you can make a simple syrup from pine needles which adds a delicate citrus-like flavour to cocktails and mocktails. Pine Simple Syrup can also be used in glazing meats, dressings and as a sweetener. Check out the below video on how to make a simple … Continue reading Christmas tree recycling ideas: How to make a Pine Simple Syrup

Providence: LA restaurant and bar championing sustainable practices

Providence, an LA-based seafood restaurant, has become world-renowned for its sustainable practices and wild-caught, sustainable produce. The bar at the two-star Michelin restaurant also aims to be sustainable in its endeavours, adopting a mindful approach to waste and re-using scraps from the kitchen, as Providence’s Bar Director Kim Stodel highlights in the below video. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about … Continue reading Providence: LA restaurant and bar championing sustainable practices

Rum Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

What drinks are on your New Year’s Eve menu? If you like rum but do not want to be busy making cocktails all night, the below video shows you how to make 5 rum cocktails with simple ingredients – each of which take less than 60 seconds to make. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green … Continue reading Rum Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Eggnog – The Festive Dessert for Adults — The Indigenous Bartender

Christmas is probably the only time in the year when everyone slows down, enjoys the festive season full of gifts, feasts, family visits with toasts and cheers. My early memories of Christmas are all about snow, Christmas sweaters, hot beverages, home-cooked sweets and mulled wine however, when I moved to London and spent my first […] via Eggnog – The Festive Dessert for Adults — The … Continue reading Eggnog – The Festive Dessert for Adults — The Indigenous Bartender

Christmas Coffee Recipe Ideas

One of the great things about Christmas for coffee lovers is the vast array of Christmas-inpsired drinks available in coffee stores. However, it’s just as easy for you to recreate these drinks at home. Check out the below video for some simple coffee recipes from gingerbread coffee through to coffee eggnog punch. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including … Continue reading Christmas Coffee Recipe Ideas

Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Get your Christmas Din-Dins off to a fine start with some festive cocktails. From Eggnog, Snowball through to Brandy Blazer, The Bonneville Cocktail Collection shows you how to make some festive tipples ready to bring on the festive cheer! 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 … Continue reading Christmas Cocktail Recipes

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