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Hearty warming carrot soup

Spicy carrot soup

Cooler days means retreating inside with warming bowls of soup. Filling your belly with homemade vegetable soup is a nourishing self-care ritual, it's maximum satisfaction from minimum effort. You can easily make this soup recipe midweek. And like all good recipes, you can substitute lots of the ingredients for whatever you have on hand.
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Baked apples with caramel sauce

Baked apples with caramel sauce

Retreat at home with mugs of tea and autumn baked apples with cinnamon and maple syrup. Only ten minutes to prepare and thirty minutes baking and you can sit down to an indulgent breakfast. Though I'm not keeping it just for breakfast, I'd eat this all day.
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Autumn gatherings

Autumn gatherings

The change in season from summer to autumn inspires me to retreat indoors. I love easy dinner nights with friends and family, playing card games and sharing plates laden with crisp grapes, local cheeses and fresh baked sourdough. It's food that can prepared within minutes and left on the table for grazing all through the evening.
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Chocolate smoothie bowl

Chocolate smoothie bowl

I first had a smoothie bowl in Seminyak, back in the days when we could travel to tropical Bali. It was the most beautifully presented breakfast I'd ever seen –  vibrant pink berry smoothie topped with lush tropical fruit. Since then I've been making them at home every summer. I've tried lots of combinations of flavours and the chocolate banana combo is my current fave. You're going to love it too, I have no doubt. Plus it's wholesome and healthy!
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Persian Love Cake

Persian Love Cake

What better way to say I love you than with a home-baked dessert. This cake ticks all the boxes for me, it's delicious, pretty as a picture and easy! I bake a lot and it's the first time I've used cardamom and rose water in a cake, coupled with the lemony flavour of the icing it's such a treat. I'm sharing the recipe here for you to make for someone special, and yes, that special person can totally be yourself!
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Jason Grant creates a casual grazing platter with Winterwares

At Home with Jason Grant

This week I'm chatting to Australian stylist Jason Grant, "Home is my creative space, my sanctuary and a place to hide away. The way we live and decorate our home has never been more important. I like my home to be comfortable and creative with a focus on natural style."
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Holding a Winterwares stoneware mug

At home with Sarah & Emma

I chat to Sarah and Emma from Read & Hall about their daily rituals and the small things that bring them joy. "Slow living to us is prioritising your own needs and is about making the everyday things you do as nice as possible. Feeling good in what you wear, making lovely food for yourself and drinking from a nice cup. All enhances your experience of each day."
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For your Christmas table

For your Christmas table

After a monumental year I'm aiming for a low stress Christmas, focusing on the little things that mean the most. Being grateful I can be with my family, the sweetness of fresh seasonal fruits and of course, the table looking gorgeous with Winterwares plates and bowls. 
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At home with Annabelle Hickson

At home with Annabelle Hickson

There are writers who say that one of the greatest unexpected consequences of writing is that you become a better reader. Just as, I would say, playing and working with flowers can help you become a better observer of the natural world. Anything that helps you focus on what is beautiful and interesting in your daily life, when so much can feel repetitive and mundane and ordinary, is worthy of celebration. Reverence, even.
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3 things pottery taught me about life

3 things pottery taught me about life

Over time, the clay was my teacher. I had to let go of my expectations. To be ok with things not turning out as I planned. To let go of outcomes and just enjoy the feeling of the spinning clay. Sculpting clay with my hands connected me with the natural world and something deep within myself, and it taught me to slow down. It was the first of many life lessons that pottery has taught me. 
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At home with Christie from The Slow Drift

At home with Christie from The Slow Drift

Christie lives in the south-west coastal town of Denmark with her husband Dave, two boys and the family kelpie. Knowing that friends and family would be flocking to visit for a seaside getaway, they started renovating their shed to accommodate visitors. Three years on, they've created the Slow Drift for us all to experience the slower pace of country life – that beautiful balance of salt and earth that is Denmark. 

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holding recycled clay

Do you believe in signs?

When you’re stumbling along and not sure what path to take. And you're looking for that little nudge from the universe, that tells you you’re on the right track. When it feels like the whole world's against you and you’re drowning in buckets of soggy clay. Ok, that probably hasn’t happened to you exactly. But that was my situation a couple of years ago when I was questioning everything. Then the universe gave me a sign, in the most unexpected place.

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