Like a warm hug in a cup Spring is almost around the corner and signs of it are starting to show here and there. I am particularly looking forward to the different magnolias blooming. We have some nice varieties in […]
At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. That’s similar to emptying a garbage truck of plastic into an ocean every minute. For wildlife such as fish, dolphins, seabirds and seals plastic pollution can be deadly […]
It is still very much winter in The Netherlands. And although today was unusually sunny and soft, most days are grey, wet and windy. Last Friday, we even woke up to a lovely white blanket of snow! (Unfortunately, it had […]
New Year, new breakfast For two bowls; 1 cup amaranth seeds 2 cups of water 1/2 cup plant-based milk 1 banana, mashed (optional) A handful of raisins A pinch of cinnamon For the buckwheat crunchies 2 Tbsp of buckwheat groats […]
Giving warmth A nice little present is to give someone a tea blend you composed yourself. There are so many options and you can give it a personal touch by including an herb with a specific benefit that speaks to […]
Slow little rituals with big flavours Have you ever roasted nuts at home? It is possibly the most delicious way to eat plain nuts. By roasting them slowly, the flavours come out and it just is incomparable with any store-bought […]
A sweet little present With the end of the year approaching, many gift suggestions are floating around. I thought to start a short series of gifts that you can make yourself. Because what speaks of more love and care, than […]
Like drinking a warm sweet fog The dark days are coming back in The Netherlands and I actually enjoy these months equally to the Summer. Each day grows shorter in daylight and the air is colder. It is a […]
Against the backdrop of the beautiful Alps, lies the small but abundant botanical garden of Innsbruck. We visited it last month, so Autumn was displaying her colors in full swing outside. It was a sunny day, quite warm. Still it […]
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