Autumn Poached “Caramelised” Pears Recipe

As the weather gets colder every day – or so it seems right now – I’m getting really into Autumn and embracing the seasonal changes. Batch cooking stews and soups, and making warming, comforting desserts. It’s all about the desserts! This month, I’ve gone for a tasty twist on a beautiful classic – poached pears….

Make a Brew with Totem Tea

As many of you know by now, I am a total tea addict. With an entire wall of tea stacked shelves, my husband wonders will there ever be a gap appear, or will I just keep stuffing one more bag or one more box in, until in a jenga-like fashion, it all collapses and one…

Bamboo Straws – Reusable, Biodegradable, Sustainable

Did you know that some local councils are unable to recycle paper straws, because they are contaminated? Of course, the option is to home compost your paper straws instead. But have you considered reusable straws? I’ll be giving you the chance to win a gorgeous set of straws at the end of this post, so…

Pumpkins Go Bananas Halloween Freak Shake Recipe

I’ve got another delicious tea infused recipe for you, and this one’s a little spooky. A delicious vegan freak shake, complete with tasty pumpkin – a little reminder to use that pumpkin flesh instead of throwing it away. Unlike our American friends across the pond, only a third of people who buy pumpkins in the…

A Warm Rice Pudding Hug – Tea Infused Recipe

As Autumn creeps up on us, it’s the season for hot chocolates, turmeric lattes and comforting puddings. Rice pudding is a classic favourite in our household, which stems from warm childhood memories of our mother’s creating the dessert. A simple yet warming dish. Traditionally, spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are used, and I’ve added…

Mindful Tea Drinking

Are you always in a rush? Running around, from one task to the next, resentful of your daily routines and chores. Doing things on auto-pilot. We’re all guilty of it. We don’t even take the time to enjoy preparing the things that give us pleasure. We even hurry over making that cup of tea. That…

Clean Up Coffee

Did you know that 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day? Of this staggering figure, less than 1% are actually recycled. Ethical coffee brand Percol have started a petition to request that the government makes all disposable cups recyclable. Percol offer fairtrade coffee, with an organic range, and a carbon neutral supply…

A healthier way to eat Chocolate…

Happy International Chocolate Day! Most of us love chocolate, yet we’re often made to believe there’s not a healthier way to enjoy it. The good news is, raw chocolate really is good for you. Instead of blitzing cacao beans, the raw chocolate process uses lower temperatures, which preserves all of the lovely nutrients. Cacao is…

Orange Sunburst Ice Pops

The weather has been most delightful, and it’s the perfect excuse for a refreshing ice pop. I love homemade ones, as you can really control exactly what goes into them, especially in terms of sugar content. And I’ve put together a lovely blend of fruit juices and herbal tea, with a lovely health kick of…

Burberry Commits Fashion Sin

Whilst the world of fashion and ethical consumerism rarely go hand in hand, I am still shocked to hear of Burberry burning £28m worth of clothes and accessories, all to protect its brand image. Burning clothes, while the ethically and environmentally conscious among us are trying to re-use, recycle and never throw clothes into landfill….