Easy guide on how to cook rice

Let’s not sugarcoat this: rice is a bit of a diva. So you look for information, but the way people talk about how complicated rice is, can make everything even more intimidating. I promise not to do that: today’s conversation is about how simple rice can be, once you understand it a little! Dry to…

How to use Soapnuts

Soapberries (also called soapnuts) are a low-waste and biodegradable alternative to conventional cleaning. In a search to live more sustainably and conscious at home these berries are a holy grail.  Soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus mukorossi tree – hailing from India and Nepal. The small fruit contains saponin which is essentially the soap…

Uses for Chamomille hydrosol

What is a Hydrosol? Hydrosols or floral water is what is left over after the water or steam distiliation of essential oils. Under heat, the distilled water turns to steam and extracts the essesntial oils of the plant and eventually condenses back into water, but having moved through the plant matter, the water captures other…

Low-waste and Organic Marmalade Recipe

A recipe for a low-waste marmalade and cleaner all in one!  Ingredients: Organic Citrus peels (lemon, lime or orange) Organic Honey or another sweetener like agave Water Method: Save your peels and leave them to simmer in enough water to cover them, plus a bit more.  Once your peels are tender (after 10-15 minutes), drain…