Saving our planet small steps at a time through conscious living


We all see the shocking images on the news almost every day – beaches covered in garbage, coral reefs already wiped out or dying, seabirds choked by plastic drinks rings, and many other disturbing examples of how humankind’s reckless overconsumption is steadily destroying our natural world.

 

10 Things you never knew about rum


August 16 marks National Rum Day, so here are a few rum facts.

 
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Diageo launches edible straw range


Drinks giant Diageo has launched a range of flavoured, edible straws to accompany its line ready-to-drink canned serves, as drinks and hospitality firms look for new ways to advertise their eco-friendly credentials to consumers.

 

Best Buddha bowls with the beachhouse wines


So what is the story behind one of biggest health food crazes in recent times? For all its spiritual allusions, Buddha bowls mainly consist of small portions of highly nutritious foods, styled for visual appeal. Buddha bowls recipes incorporate the eating principles of Chinese and Japanese medicine and include raw or roasted veggies, beans, a whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa, and sometimes fish, with every meal. This way of eating is believed to reduce toxins in the body and lower your risk of chronic diseases. It’s all about balance really, getting all the nutrients your body needs in the right (small) amounts on one plate.

 

Less Whining More Wining: Why You Should Invest in a Wine Tasting Experience


They say that money doesn’t buy happiness, but that’s just plain wrong. For a lot of people, when payday rolls around, they can’t wait to start spending their hard earned cash on some new clothes or a new gadget. But spending money on material goods can get boring fast. You can end up spending money on things you don’t need and wishing you hadn’t bothered. 

 

Cork Art Examples


What to do with those left-over wine corks? Apparently the choices are numerous, as you can see below.

 

How to Make a Paper Plane Cocktail like Tom Cruise


This cocktail’s name is a mouthful: “Fighter Weapon School, a.k.a Top Gun,” which is a riff on the Paper Plane cocktail, which is a riff on the Last Word. Let’s untangle that. 

 

The Gorilla Snot Cocktail


Looking for a cocktail to gross your friends out?

 

10 Fascinating Facts about Chillies


Today is National Chilli Day! Whether you prefer it Texas-style, Mexican-style, or vegetarian, chilli served with a side of cornbread is a fabulous comfort food.

 

The Katemba Cocktail


In Argentina it’s known as “Jesus juice”, in South Africa it’s called katemba, in Croatia bambus and in Chile it’s known as jote (black vulture).