My style of cooking is quite relaxed. More of throw things in a pot and see how they turn out kind of vibe! I am not much of a recipe follower. On occasion, however, I use a recipe as a guideline, unless I am baking that is – then its recipe all the way! I have quite a well-stocked pantry of spices but always welcome trying new products! A while back Naturals Herbs and Spices sent me a fantastic gift pack filled. It contained a selection of their fantastic herbs and spices.
Nothing beats a gorgeous fragrant candle, for setting the mood and ambience in any space. I love nothing more than a long soak in a hot bubble bath surrounded by candles!
I recently received two gorgeous Wellness Essence Soy Massage Candles, from Wellness Warehouse to try out. They are his and her’s candles, which I think is a lovely idea.
The candle for her contains 100% natural soybean wax, neroli oil, lemon grass oil and rose geranium and smells heavenly!
The candle for him contains 100% natural soybean wax, cedarwood and bergamot fruit oils, which is definitely more masculine.
Apart from looking good and smelling amazing ~ candles have became very versatile products, they can add style to any setting and bring about relaxation, by simply having them in a room. Candles are also used in various forms of relaxation therapies, one of my favourite being hot wax massage.
If you have never had a hot wax massage then do yourself a favour and try it – it is a truly sublime experience! If you cannot get to a beauty spa, to do the treatment, then why not do it yourself! The Wellness Essence Soy Massage Candles are perfect for the job.
With the growing concern on the health impacts of using paraffin or petroleum-based candles, soy candles were picked as the next best thing. The all-natural components of soy candles are the ideal way to complement massage therapies because of their heat and aromatic qualities.
If you would like to find out more about these Soy Massage Candles, then pop over to the Wellness Warehouse Website. You can do your shopping online ~ perfect for the festive season! You can also browse the Wellness Warehouse Christmas Gift Guide for great gift ideas.
The recommended retail price of the Wellness Essence Soy Massage Candles R199.99.
I recently reviewed the Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Nescafé’s answer to the capsule coffee system. Those who know me well know that good coffee is very important to me and I love finding quaint coffee shops, when we are out and about!
As much as I enjoy coffee shops, I also like to enjoy good coffee at home. We have tried various pod machines and for the moment I am back to my French Press. I was keen to try the Dolce Gusto and see how it compared, to other capsule machines on the market.
The Dolce Gusto, is said to provide coffee-shop quality beverages at the push of a button. Sealed for maximum freshness, the handy little capsules are packed with coffee, as well as frothy milk and tasty hot chocolate. The Dolce Gusto’s capsules come in 11 different flavours.
Unfortunately when the Dolce Gusto machine was delivered, Espresso capsules were not included with the machine, which is my favourite way to drink coffee. The Dolce Gusto was a big hit with my girls who loved the Vanilla Latte Macchiato and Caramel Latte Macchiato, as well as the Chococino and Mocha flavours.
The machine comes in two models, the Dolce Gusto Genio and Circolo. The Genio is small and powerful, and with its stylish design and professional 15 bar pressure, is easy to use, producing a delicious cup of coffee in seconds.
The Circolo, on the other hand, automatically starts and stops brewing. The award-winning design includes a built-in LED screen and comes with a new “Play & Select” feature to help create coffee shop quality drinks that are tailor-made to suit consumer preferences.
I found the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio is easy to use, even my kids could operate it! It looks good on the counter top, is small and compact, which means it does not take up much space. I think it would be the perfect machine for you if you enjoyed a variety of coffee beverages.
The recommended retail price for the Dolce Gusto Genio is R1999 and the Dolce Gusto Circolo is R2499. They are available from selected retailers; Spar, Pick n Pay, @Home, Hirsch’s, Makro, Game, Checkers, Boardmans and Takealot.com.
For more information you can visit the Nescafé Dolce Gusto SA Facebook Page.
Images: ©FAR Photography
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