Year: 2020

DIY origami stars for the Xmas tree

I have been fashinated by origami for years. Last weekend l got the idea to try making some origami decorations for the Christmas tree. After pondering upon various options from origami birds to bears or cute little mice, l decided to start with an 8-pointed star. I followed this step-by-step YouTube instruction video to create the stars. To add some sparkle I attached sequins and beads with needle & thread. Happy folding!

Chestnut & cauliflower soup

I first had chestnut soup at Cafe Angelina at Galeries Lafayette in Paris some years ago. I still remember how l actually closed my eyes to savour the creamy, airy bowl of deliciousness. As l happened to come across a vacuum pack of chestnuts on a recent trip to the supermarket, l decided it was time to try making something similar at home. I didn’t have any recipe, just an intuition. But l decided to take notes, just in case it would work out. And it did! So here is the recipe for you to enjoy as well. This creamy and delicious autumn soup is quick and easy to make. Let’s get started! For 2-3 servings you’ll need: 1 small onion A small head of cauliflower 100g cooked & peeled chestnuts 1 dl full fat milk 1/2 dl creme fraiche 2-3 dl water 1 veggie stock cube A pinch of ground nutmeg Salt, olive oil and butter Parmesan cheese Heat the oven to 200c. Cut the rinsed cauliflower in chunks, place them in an oven …

DIY yoga mat wash

Here is a recipe for a simple yoga mat wash for daily use. Using naturally antibacterial essential oils ensures that your mat keeps fresh & clean for your practice. You’ll need: 500-750ml spray bottle 450ml Spring water 50ml white vinegar 10 drops lemon essential oil 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil 5 drops peppermint essential oil You can also use other essential oils like lavender or rosemary. Add all ingredients to your spray bottle and shake. Spray your yoga mat wash generously onto your mat, wipe with a damp cloth and let dry before you jump on your mat. Enjoy!