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Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol Recipe

Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol Recipe

Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol Recipe  Straight from the kitchen at Palm Cove Mirissa, Sri Lanka   Travelling in Sri Lanka, we devoured so many delicious and plentiful curry feasts just like the one above. Breakfasts were hoppers or eggs on thick cut toast or roti served with curries, dahl, and of course the ultimate Sri...
Travel: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka

Travel: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka The ultimate experience for tea lovers Beyond the bustle of Colombo and tourist-magnet tea country towns of Nuwara Eliya and Ella lies a small haven. It’s the perfect spot for travellers that crave nature, beautiful landscapes, quiet, space and… tea. Ceylon Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort –...
10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper

10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper

Image by Leonie Wise 10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper By Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager   If you were to put your mind to eating and purchasing food that doesn’t contribute to unnecessary damage to the environment, exploit animals and even people – you could quite easily put yourself into...
Foodie Profile - David Laity of Goodwill Wine

Foodie Profile – David Laity of Goodwill Wine

Image supplied by Goodwill Wine Foodie Profile David Laity of social enterprise Goodwill Wine   1. David, could you share the story of how you started Goodwill Wine? In the weeks and months following Black Saturday I found myself for the first time on the receiving end of assistance. Having been a volunteer for most of my adult...
10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online

10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online

10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online By Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager   Generally, if it’s better for you it’s better for the planet. Fair Food Forager helps you find ethical and sustainable food online, and has listings all over the world with businesses trying, like you are, to reduce the impact of food...
Event: Victorian Fair Trade Festival

Event: Victorian Fair Trade Festival

The Victorian Fair Trade Festival & Fair Trade Fortnight August 4th – 17th, 2017 This year, a global event celebrating ethical business is coming to Melbourne – the Victorian Fair Trade Festival. The Festival will allow visitors to learn more about fair trade and how their purchases can directly contribute to the fight against poverty and exploitation. The...
Retreat Here - Healthy Holidays and Wellness Retreats for Travel Lovers

Retreat Here – Healthy Holidays and Wellness Retreats for Travel Lovers

The beautiful beach view at Nihiwatu in Sumba – image credit: Nihiwatu Retreat Here We chat with Retreat Here founder Sabijn Linssen about wellness retreats, her favourite hotels and top travel picks in 2017.   1. Sab, tell us about your background and why you started Retreat Here? I created Retreat Here as a passion project...
Travel: A Stroll Through Phuket Old Town

Travel: A Stroll Through Phuket Old Town

A Stroll Through Phuket Old Town Discover the unique charm and character of Phuket’s historical centre.   Mention Phuket, and images of white sand, rows of palm trees and stunning beaches come to mind. Beyond these memorable attractions, it is easy to forget that Phuket has an interesting history, one that will easily be top of...
Foodie Profile: Baking and Business with Sweets for Tilly

Foodie Profile: Baking and Business with Sweets for Tilly

The Sweets for Tilly team. From left to right, Rachel, Jacqueline and Nancy – Image credit: Jodie Hutchinson Photography Sweets for Tilly In our latest Foodie Profile, contributor Amelia Harris chats with Rachel of Sweets for Tilly much loved for their bespoke cakes, macarons and sweets; about baking and business.    1. Who is Tilly? Tilly was actually my...
Travel: Things to do in Chiang Rai

Travel: Things to do in Chiang Rai

Travel: Chiang Rai Things to see, eat and do Chiang Rai is Chiang Mai’s quieter cousin, and if you are looking for a break from Bangkok, Chiang Rai is the perfect green paradise. Chiang Rai offers cooler weather (both day and night), more of small town feeling, plenty of temples and above all fairly uninterrupted...
Travel: Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Travel: Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Travel: Things to do in Ubud, Bali Some things to eat, do, and where to stay   Preferring the island’s famed beaches, Ubud is often missed by travellers visiting Bali. The lush greenery of its rainforests and rice paddies combined with its famed temples, arts&crafts, and its’ wellness centres, offers visitors a different type of...
Where to Eat in Phitsanulok

Where to Eat in Phitsanulok

Where to Eat in Phitsanulok From old school food institutions to local favourites   Phitsanulok is a province and city in Thailand’s lower north. For a period, it also served as the country’s capital and is known to all Thai people. The only question I get asked when I tell people I live here, is...