Recipes for comforting gifts and joyful gatherings.
Nothing says 'I love you, I've got you and I'm here' better than a parcel of food you've taken the time to make, wrap and deliver. So, season by season, here are 130 recipes to cook for loved ones who might be moving house, busy with a newborn, celebrating a milestone, recovering after illness, grieving, or just in need of a little love and appreciation. A Basket by the Door is friendship, connection and heartfelt country hospitality made edible. There are recipes here for sharing and giving on every occasion: an easy bundle of fresh dips and lavosh biscuits to take along to drinks, portable breakfast to surprise a friend, a sturdy picnic cake and sandwiches in a basket for lunch (even in the office), comforting ragu and chocolate mousse to enjoy while wallowing on the sofa, and ideas to take when invited for dinner or a weekend away. Bake a chicken pie to cheer up a neighbour, invite friends over to make Christmas biscuits; fill jam jars with bright smoothies to bolster a new mother - the ways to connect and show you care with food are endless.
The Art of the Natural Home
Author - Rebecca Sullivan
This book is perfect for those interested in sustainability, natural products and mindfulness. It's all about taking the time to create your own homemade products, from facemasks to floor polish and from medicinal honey to massage oil. Taking inspiration from her grandmother's generation, Rebecca Sullivan has put together this thoughtful and appealing manual to caring for yourself and your home. Traditional methods are resurrected or updated to suit the modern home, using simple, natural ingredients. The first part of the book is dedicated to the Home, and covers cleaning products for every room, recipes for pickles and preserves, and tips on everything from natural laundry treatments to how to grow your own cocktail garden. The second part covers Health & Beauty, and includes bath salts, make up, serums, perfumes and even beard oil, as well as healing remedies such as burn salves and herbal teas. This inspiring guide is a must for anyone interested in living a simpler, more purposeful life.
A Slice of Organic Life
Author - Sheherazade Goldsmith
A Slice of Organic Life is the perfect guide to a more organic and simple life, with projects for your garden, home, community and life.
Enjoy the pleasures of even the smallest taste of organic living and start feeling good about what you can do instead of guilty about what you can't.
You don't need a backyard or property to make small changes towards a more sustainable life. This book is packed full of simple projects for your garden, home and community, with something for everyone living in small or large spaces.
Clean without chemicals.
Wild At Home
Author - Hilton Carter
Millennials are filling their homes_and the void in their hearts_with houseplants' (The Washington Post) Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter_s inspirational ideas. Take a tour through Hilton_s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one_s home_not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: _having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It_s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn_t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and_. yes!_ You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.
Whole by Natural Harry
Author - Harriet Birrell
Down-to-earth plant-based wholefood recipes.
From nourishing brekkies, salads and bowls to wholesome main dishes and divine desserts, Whole contains more than one hundred plant-based wholefood recipes for friends and family, striking the perfect balance between whole, simple, satisfying and tasty. It captures the distinct and covetable vibe of author Harriet Birrell's beachside lifestyle, one where her priorities are good food, wellness, surfing and family. Harriet_s philosophy is all about celebrating and enjoying the abundance of wholefood available and preparing it in a way that is easy and tasty. Refined white sugar is replaced with whole vitamin- and mineral-rich ingredients such as mejdool dates, banana and maple syrup. Refined flours are replaced with minimally processed whole grains. Only a few recipes contain gluten and these are accompanied by gluten-free alternatives in the notes.
Little Green Kitchen
Author - David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl
David, Luise and their three kids are a family who love to cook together. But like most families, they still struggle to get a nutritious and delicious meal on the table every night, that also satisfies their hunger for creative, globally-inspired food. Take your own inspiration from their quest to bring joy back to the dinner table: whip up a batch of Friday Night Hulk Burgers and Sweded Fries (made with spinach, quinoa, oats and peas), or Stuffed Rainbow Peppers with black rice, feta, raisins, pistachios, cinnamon and beans. This latest collection from the beloved duo behind the Green Kitchen Stories blog will include 50 recipes, each with an 'upgrade' option to make meals even more interesting for adults (e.g. top with a poached egg/kimchi/more herbs or serve with a chermoula sauce/side salad, quinoa instead of pasta). All of the dishes are veggie-packed, colorful. kid friendly and simple_with most including less than 8 ingredients and taking under 30 minutes to prepare.
Decorating With Plants
Author - Baylor Chapman
Houseplants are more popular than ever before_especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential _lived-in-ness_ to their spaces better than a little bit of green. Whether it_s a statement-making fiddle-leaf fig or a tiny tabletop succulent, a houseplant instantly elevates the look of your home. But where to begin? In Decorating with Plants, Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home. First, there_s Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Chapman gives readers the simple, foundational info they need to ensure their plants will thrive. Then she introduces us to 28 of her favorites_specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose. Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home_s _signature scent._ Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centerpiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there_s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home_and Decorating with Plants is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.
Chyka Celebrate, Inspired Entertaining for Every Occasion
Author - Chyka Keebaugh
In Chyka Celebrate, Chyka Keebaugh celebrates occasions from around the world and shares tips, inspiration and suggestions for hosting the perfect themed event. Covering occasions as diverse as Chinese New Year, Eid, Jewish New Year, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and Easter, Chyka shows readers how themed entertaining is done with minimum hassle and at low cost, independent of the location _ all in her signature, accessible style. Organised into thirteen chapters by event, each section provides creative suggestions for decoration, food and drinks, invitations and small gifts, and provides insights into the charming customs common at many of our holidays and festivals. Beautifully photographed and illustrated, Chyka Celebrate is the perfect manual for themed entertaining in style throughout the year.
The Beauty Chef - Gut Guide
Author - Carla Oates
In The Beauty Chef Carla Oates, founder of the natural beauty company of the same name, combines the joy of cooking with the science of nutrition, to create more than 150 recipes that offer you radiant skin and robust health.
Food From The Fire
Author - Niklas Ekstedt
The crackling of birch, the sizzle of the pot and the scent of wood smoke in the air... the relaxed style that typifies Scandinavian open-fire cooking is explored in this cool new cookbook from Michelin-starred chef, Niklas Ekstedt, who is famed for cooking over wood only. This innovative selection of recipes highlights the best of modern Nordic food, themed around ancient cooking methods.
A Tree In The House
Author - Annabelle Hickson
A Tree in the House is part guide for the aspiring home florist, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature. Annabelle Hickson provides stunning ideas and instructions for flower installations and arrangements, covering beautiful, seasonal bouquets, flowers for friends, table and overhead arrangements and flower arrangements for special occasions. A Tree in The House celebrates the joy and simple, natural beauty flowers bring to the home, every day, with a focus on foraged and locally and seasonally grown plants. Interspersed throughout are gorgeous snapshots of Annabelle's picturesque rural life. A Tree in the House is a stunning ode _ in words and pictures _ to flower arranging, and is as much an aspirational window into rural life as an inspirational guide to creating beautiful, simple arrangements.
Author - Anna Carlile
Walk in nature, climb a tree, make a kite and go fly it. Sprout your own seeds, grow herbs, forage for edible weeds. Dig for clay, paint stones and read the different phases of the moon.
365 Nature is full of projects and activities for making, doing, growing and cooking, enticing you to slow down, simplify and spend quality time with your friends, family and, of course, yourself...
Throw open the doors and connect with nature everyday!
New Camp Cookbook, Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers and Adventurers
Author - Linda Ly
Perfect for day trippers, campers, adventurers, and anyone who enjoys cooking outside. Gives tips on organisation and cooking techniques, and recipes from camping favourites to feasts. Campers are cooking like never before
Hare + Klein
Author - David Clark
Whether it's a dark, traditional Federation home transformed by light and modern styling or an artefact-filled eco-lodge, Hare + Klein seamlessly strikes the balance between casual living and elegant design, and is synonymous with relaxed, timeless and richly layered interiors. Featuring alluring photography, sketches, mood boards and fabric samples, this new edition of the bestselling title offers a glimpse into the design process of this acclaimed Australian practice and the beautiful homes it creates. Hare + Klein celebrates the most enviable homes, showcasing an abundance of soft textures, warm colour palettes and uncompromised comfort.
Author - Geraldine Coates
Gin: A Toast to the Most Aromatic of Spirits celebrates the clear spirit in all its guises; as a straight drink, the increasingly popular flavoured brands, as a base for cocktails and a cooking ingredient. It describes the history of the spirit; how it is made and how the method of distillation has changed across the centuries; the variations of gin; classic cocktail recipes; where to buy the premier brands; and tasting notes. Lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-read style, this book will go down as well as the most lovingly created Gin & Tonic.
Planting for Honeybees
Author - Sarah Wyndham Lewis
Bees and plants have been on earth for more than 80 million years, developing a sophisticated and delicate synergy. In recent times, the honeybee has struggled to survive with limited forage and the shrinking of green spaces.ˇPlanting for Honeybeesˇwill show you how to help these delightful pollinators and create a thriving garden at the same time. No matter how small or large your space, from a window ledge in the city to a country garden, discover a collection of simple yet practical growing tips; what plants to plant, in which season, and where to plant them. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Sarah Wyndham Lewis reveals how to conquer your garden and grow irresistible honeybee forage, while simultaneously doing your bit for the natural world.
The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents
Author - Emma Sibley
Succulents and cacti make the perfect indoor plant pets. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and resilient to the neglect of even the laziest of gardeners, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. Often small in size these plants are the ideal green solution for the city dweller, who has little time and only a small amount of space. However, there are so many different cultivars of cacti and succulents to collect each with their own needs that the watering, feeding, potting and general care can differ from plant to plant. The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents features a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of cacti and succulents to own. The entry for each of the 60 plants is accompanied by a photograph and all the essential requirements for that variety in an easy-to-follow breakdown. This includes details on size, growth, spread and flowering, along with any extra tips on care for that specific plant. When given the right care, your cacti and succulents will thrive and grow. Additionally this book includes a general care section on everyday maintenance and potting, along with tips on how to deal with common pests and disease. This is a must-have guide for all cacti and succulent lovers, who already own or want to start a collection of these hardy little plants.
OLLI ELLA - Mosey Basket
Sturdy as it is stylish, and made from rattan with bamboo handles, the Mosey basket is a new Olli Ella staple. Whether it’s for trips to the market, a day in the sunshine, or to fill with toys or household essentials, the Mosey Basket is truly delightful!
Dimensions: W28cm x L38cm x H35cm
OLLI ELLA - Bucket Bag, Large
Possibly one of our favourite bags of all, theBucketBag looks lovely on your arm, and in your home too. Whether its for trips to the market or beach (or for collecting Easter eggs!) or filled with household essentials and blooms, we love these bags for just about everything. Handmade from rattan with bamboo handles,
Dimensions: W19.5cm x L35.5cm x H34cm
OLLI ELLA - Black Belly Basket, Large
Zig Zags have always been a firm favourite around here, and so we have woven some recycled paper into our classic Original Belly Basket to create this fun design