Monthly Archives August 2014

Food

My Morning Ritual: Matcha Tea

Matcha

If you follow me on Instagram you’re probably aware of my infatuation for matcha tea. Matcha is a powdered Japanese green tea that makes part of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which is a spiritual experience that embodies harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. What’s more, it has powerful health benefits and an amazing taste.

Being a powder tea, you are actually consuming the whole leaf, rather than just an infusion. It has become my morning ritual, much like coffee is for most people. I carefully scoop out the vibrant green powder (trust me, it’s really green) from its tiny container into a mug, add in hot water and stir. Remember to allow boiling water to cool or your matcha will taste bitter though.

Lifestyle

5 Tips To Care For Your Indoor Succulents

Succulents

One of my favourite types of plants are succulents and cacti. They’re beautiful and the perfect addition to your home, bringing those dull corners to life. Apparently they are nearly indestructible, so I don’t know how I’ve managed to kill every succulent I’ve ever attempted to grow. I find cacti a bit more resilient though.

Things start off well enough, but a few weeks after I bring new succulents into my home they decide to give up on me. They begin to turn soggy and soft in places and eventually die. I always joke I give my plants too much love, poor little things.

This time around I didn’t follow my worthless gardening knowledge, and instead decided to gather some tips online about looking after succulents before jumping into action.

Food

Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Popcorn

Earth Balace White Cheddar Popcorn

I think I’ve found the snack of gods, as these popcorn from Earth Balance are simply heavenly.

They’re light, perfectly popped, not greasy or sticky and the taste remind me of Cheetos that I used to love as a kid. What a blast from the past! The cheesy flavour isn’t at all overwhelming though. Actually they nailed the flavour so well; it’s perfectly balanced, which makes these popcorn overly addictive. 

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