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

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

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: 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

Recipe: Fruit Scones

Scones, light and crumbly in texture, are an afternoon tea favourite. What’s great about scones is that you can eat them plain with butter or in afternoon tea tradition with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Scones are really simple to make and require few ingredients for a tasty teatime treat. Ingredients: 400g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting 1-and-1/2 tsp of baking powder 100g of … Continue reading Recipe: Fruit Scones

Recipes from Food Scraps

Before you throw your vegetable scraps in the compost bin – onion skins et al – how about making a vegetable stock? Or if you have overripe bananas, how about slicing them up and freezing them? Ever considered making a pesto from stalks of herbs? The below video gives some inspiring ideas of what you can rustle up in the kitchen with food scraps. Rosa … Continue reading Recipes from Food Scraps

Recipe: Homemade Butter

Making homemade butter and buttermilk is simple and easy, and requires just one ingredient – double cream or whipping cream – and a container like a mason jar for hand churning. Ingredients: 300ml double cream or whipping cream Iced cold water Method: Pour double cream in to a 500ml mason jar. This should fill 2/3 of the jar. Put the lid on the jar and … Continue reading Recipe: Homemade Butter

Recipe: High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Greek Yogurt and Italian Herbs

Eggs and Greek Yogurt are high sources of protein, so if you’re upping your intake of protein, this version of scrambled eggs includes greek yogurt which is a perfect breakfast or evening meal. Ingredients: 2 medium Eggs 110g of Greek Yogurt 1/2 tsp of Dried Italian Herbs 50g of Gouda Cheese, grated (you can use parmesan cheese if you prefer, as it has a high … Continue reading Recipe: High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Greek Yogurt and Italian Herbs