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Microgreens

Have you been to a restaurant and ordered salads or starters and noticed mini colourful leaves mixed in or used as garnishes? They are microgreens. I came across this term earlier this year and started reading about it and then tried growing them in my home. Wikipedia defines Microgreens as ‘young vegetable green’ or more like tender shoots of plants before the first set of proper leaves have developed. Microgreens are nutrient rich and flavour-packed mini versions of full grown vegetables/salads. Microgreens have a wide amount of flavour profile. Some are fruity, sweet, earthy and spicy. This depends upon...

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Dress up your string lights this Diwali!

String lights are part of most of our festive decorations. Make them look more colourful and unique with some super easy DIYs that you can create with things lying around at home. Here are three easy ways to add colour and design to your lights and make them all the more festive. Materials needed Ribbons – I used yellow and pink Scissors Craft glue for ribbons   Method Step 1: Take a thin ribbon and cut it into 6 strips of approximately 7 cm each. Step 2: Cut two more strips of 4 cm each and glue the long...

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DIY ‘Diya’ and ‘Agarbatti’ Holder for Diwali

Make your own ‘diya’ and ‘agarbatti’ holder this Diwali. Sriprabha Kasthuri tells you how. With Diwali around the corner, it’s time to decorate the house with flowers, ‘diyas’ and ‘rangolis’. The excitement of Diwali has set in and so it’s time to start work on handmade clay ‘diyas’ and ‘agarbatti’ (incense stick) holders. Time required: 2-3 hours Materials required: Clay –  Air-dry clay that is easily available at Migros Do it Garden / Coop Bau und Hobby or any other craft shop. The air-dry clay is available in white or terracotta colours. Instead of air-dry clay, polymer clay can...

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Easter Egg Display

Brighten up your living room with an Easter-themed display which takes little effort and time, and puts you right in the mood for the season of spring! Easter symbolises rebirth and as this is also the season of spring, what could be more representative of new life than the egg? For this spring season as we celebrate the awakening of nature, as blooms come alive with the promise of sunnier days ahead, here is an easy DIY for you to make. One that celebrates the humble egg! Growing up, Easter rituals were centred around the customs of ‘Holy Week’,...

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The Art of Terracotta Jewellery

“Terracotta and baking are my passion,” says Surekha I moved to Europe in 2008 with my husband. Following that we had children and I became a stay-at-home mum. I felt bored at times and therefore thought of doing something creative…something that I love. I like eco-friendly terracotta jewellery and baking, so I combined the two. I watched many videos on making terracotta jewellery and tried to make small earring studs and pendants at first. Once, when I went home to Chennai, I attended a workshop and learnt a few techniques on how to make professional jewelry. Terracotta literally means...

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