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Making a Christmas Pudding in Hanoi, Vietnam

We are staying Hanoi for Christmas.We can still enjoy some of our family traditions here.

My Granny Jill Wood, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, emailed her Christmas Pudding recipe. 1,047 more words

Annam Gourmet Market

Natural Products - What is in your shampoo?!

I was recently thinking back to my first experience buying products that were environmentally friendly and, from what I remember, my first earth-happy product was “Tom’s of Maine” deodorant with the fresh apricot scent (it’s delicious!) from when I was 12. 850 more words


Vegan vanity: Liquid eyeliner

When I first became vegan, the only transition that really occurred to me was the dietary one.

Then when people started asking me if that meant I would start to do away with non-vegan clothing and makeup and all the rest, I didn’t really know what to say except that I was in the process of evaluating that issue. 1,153 more words


Synthetics - safer for you, safer for the environment.

Is it safe?

It is a simple question to ask about an ingredient but harder to quantify.

Do we mean safe for the people in the factory to make? 1,128 more words


Tough Cookies

When you combine all of the ingredients for a batch of cookies except forget just the one ingredient baking soda, you end up with a tough cookie. 135 more words


Is there E's in that?

Ingredients. Do you read them?

I thought I did. Reading products to see if they were gluten & dairy free, or even presuming some foods just have to be such as sprinkles for buns/ cakes. 1,167 more words

Behind the scenes (Part two)

In relation to my other post, Behind the scenes part one, today we’re looking at giving substance to the characters that will populate our books. When I embark on a new piece of work, I already have a sketchy idea of the people I want in my story; all I need to do now is “flesh” them out. 475 more words