Introducing this Middle-Eastern holiday cookie! Popular during the holiday seasons all over in the Middle East, the Ma’amoul cookies are also known as the Holiday Cookies. Traditionally made with a combination of semolina and all-purpose flour, then filled with dates, pistachios, walnuts or a combination...

As we gear up for the festive season, most of us are keeping our eyes peeled and ears perked for a hint about the perfect gift to give our loved ones. The year is ending, and as we plan to attend office parties, Secret Santa’s...

Aromatherapy is a relaxation and restorative technique that uses plant oils to heal the body. Quite literally, as you inhale, the molecules from the essential oils through the ‘aroma’,  begin to work on stress levels, cognitive performance and circulation – among other things. When receiving...

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." - William Makepeace Thackeray Mothers are pretty amazing - I’m sure we can all agree. So how do we adequately show our appreciation to the brave few who’ve hazarded one of the...

Sweet, sticky, spicy and absolutely dripping with indulgence… Mmmm… this Easter we’re bringing you a baked goodie that is the perfect marriage of your favourite treats: the classic Cinnamon Bun and festive Hot-Cross Bun. There is no time or place where the Hot-Cross Cinnabon would...

Humans have been making use of Mother Nature and all her natural secrets for thousands of years, from the air we breathe to the nutrients we gain from the foods she provides. One such natural gem is different plants and their ability to dye our hair and...

Forget the cheese and crackers. Spice up your table this festive season by offering guests the ultimate deconstructed guacamole platter instead! A deconstructed what-what? Okay, okay… How does this sound: a beautifully presented avocado salad, bursting with all the delicious flavours you’ve come to love in your...

So you’ve spent all month prepping your home for an eco-friendly Christmas. You’ve finally gotten your father-in-law to use the compost bin properly, and, following a tense few days and a stern lecture, your niece has agreed to keep her showers down to seven minutes....