Thank’s for sharing our passion to explore the earth in all its forms, the wild and rare, the strange and stunning—everything that makes nature wonderful!
Christmas is a time for indulging and spice melts are a fast way to infuse exotic flavours into any dish!
Freeze a mixture of coconut paste with your favourite spice blends to create meltable cubes full of flavour. Spice melts are tasty timesavers, perfect for adding to soups, stews, hot chocolate, tea (instantly creating a creamy chai), blending into smoothies or simply enjoyed as an alternative to chocolate.
Coconut Curry Melts are my favourite incarnation.
Ingredients: 1 cup of coconut paste and 2 teaspoons of mild curry powder.
Directions: warm the coconut paste in hot water, remove once softened then blend with spices. Spoon the mixture into an ice-tray and freeze overnight (6-8 hours).
It’s a simple recipe that adds spice to the season.
Shopping for Supplies: Loving Earth coconut paste makes an exceptionally creamy blend of whole ground organic coconut. The company ethos honours tradition and prospers indigenous growers around the world. Visit Loving Earth to stock your cupboards with nutritious whole foods and ancient ingredients that benefit good health, communities and the earth.
Premium merino clothing brand, Icebreaker, has collaborated with seven artists to develop unique designs for their premium summer t-shirt line and now you have the chance to win a $1000 Icebreaker wardrobe just by voting for your favourite!
Inspired by the outdoors and ecology, seven artists from Icebreaker’s home of New Zealand and around the world have designed graphics for brand’s merino t-shirt line, all of which are being sold online and in store now. For example, artist, Sam Clarke, finds inspiration in the nature and landscapes around him, which translated to intricate markings and patterns to give his pieces a contemporary New Zealand feel.
As with Sam, Icebreaker has aligned with artists who share the brand ethos reconnecting with nature merino that is‘born in nature’ is‘worn in nature’.
Other artists lucky to showcase their designs on Icebreaker’s merino t-shirts include Portland-based Ed Hepp and Megan Geer, and New Zealand artists Amanda Cranston, Sam Clark, Penny Stotter, Stu Forsyth and Jacinta Mauga—all of whom echo the brand with designs calling on nature, comfort, freedom and the outdoors.
The Icebreaker ‘Best T-Shirt In The World’ competition invites fans to vote for their favourite design with the chance to win a grand prize of $1,000 worth of Icebreaker clothing, or one of the merino t-shirts every week until the competition ends on December 15.
Head to www.facebook.com/icebreakernz to enter and hear more about the artists.
Movement breaks inertia of the mind—as circulation invigorates the body, and shifts alertness to the senses, helping generate fluidity of thought.
A simple strategy to incite innovation.
Keep Moving! A stagnant stance appropriated to most desk duties, inhibits the creative process. Thus, it behooves the imagination to punctuate still moments with bouts of movement. A brief stroll, some squats, a sequence of yoga perhaps!
Knowledge depositories rich in tradition are imbedded in the customs of people, connecting us to our cultural heritage. Even the simple act of cooking carries deep meaning—hidden in the aromas are memories reminiscent of times passed, and wisdoms of our ancestors are seeded within the recipes we share.
Learning to ‘Love the Earth’ through cooking, embracing the rhythms of the season, discovering the diversity of life, its medicinal and nutritional values, spiritual and cultural significance—is to appreciate the ecosystem for its importance to our health as a whole. This ‘One Small Change’ in perception is key to preserving our greatest treasures: culture, community and the land which nourishes and unites us.
For me, small changes are like fibres in a coat—when woven together they make a diverse and colourful fabric.
Loving Earth’s ‘One Small Change’ campaign, celebrates the little things we do, displaying them in collection to impart a greater wisdom, which recognises everyones role in lifes coat of many colours.
Checkout the campaign and add your colour to lifes coat!