Eco Friendly Sustainable Living

Emilie O'Connor
Watermelon and cucumber salad

Cucumber-watermelon Salad served in Green Turtle Bamboo Bowl.

This cucumber-watermelon salad is the perfect antidote for a hot day. It is refreshing and slightly spicy, so good! A combination of Mexican and Asian style flavours. 3 cups of cucumbers, cut into ½ inch cubes 4 cups of watermelon, cut in 1 inch cubes  3 ½ Tablespoons of fresh lime juice  2 Tablespoons of hoisin sauce 2 teaspoons of seeded and finely diced jalapeños  1/3 cup of chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 cup pistachios roughly chopped ( optional) pinch of slat and pepper to taste Method: Prepare cucumbers and watermelon on bamboo chopping board and add to large bamboo salad...

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Emilie O'Connor
Pea and mint dip platter for entertaining.

Pea and mint dip platter for entertaining.

This refreshing healthy platter is a colourful offering for all get togethers. Serve as nibbles with drinks, at a picnic, BBQ or take to a party!  This moreish dish looks great on our large bamboo platter and the pea green dip in the small bamboo bowl with the blue wave design. Ingredients 500 gm of frozen peas 3 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda 3 mints sprigs , leaves picked and plus a few extra leaves for garnishing. 2 large spoons of extra virgin olive oil Selection of root vegetables of your choice.  I have used red radishes, carrots,...

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Emilie O'Connor
Pomegranate and Broad Bean salad

Pomegranate and Broad Bean salad

This decorative salad makes a perfect festive accompaniment to any meal or just have it on its own. Ingredients Red onion finely diced 250g broad beans blanched and peeled 1 whole Pomegranate seeds Pita bread  5 radishes thinly sliced hand full of mint leaves,  hand full of coriander leaves Olive oil, sumac spice                   Step 1. Prepare the Pita bread. Brush the pita lightly with a little olive oil and ground sumac spice and toast under the grill for a few minutes, until crispy and browned. Then remove from the oven  brake into bite size...

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Emilie O'Connor
tables cape by Jess Prescott

Outside dining ideas for Sustainable Eating

Whether you’re off to a festival, sailing the Atlantic, gathering friends and family in your garden or gearing up for a earth conscious adventure, eating and drinking outdoors is always good for the soul. The good news is it can be eco-friendly too, if we choose to reduce single-use products, buy less, invest in re-usable and take care of the environments we visit.  Here is some eco-friendly inspiration for eating al fresco in sustainable style.

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