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5 Feng Shui Tips to Bring Calm to Your Home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that considers the flow of energy to create harmony between individuals and the natural world. Literally translated, Feng Shui means 'wind-water' and was originally used to guide the placement and setting out of spiritual places and tombs using the stars to establish direction. Today, it principles influence the design and layout of homes and offices the world over. Interior designer, Deirdre Renniers shares with us 5 simple tips that you can do today to bring harmony to your home.  1. Keep the Path to the Front Door Clear  The front door represents our connection to the world. it connects our inner world to the outer world. The front door is considered the mouth...

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Freshly Baked Bread Storage

Daily bread is daily for a good reason. Freshly baked bread isn't going to stay fresh without preservatives to prolong shelf life. Home-baked and artisanal breads are at their best for only a day or two, the way it was before sliced bread was the best thing! Whether you are enjoying making your own bread at home, or picking up a freshly baked baguette from the neighbourhood baker for the evening meal, the basics are the same. Bread should always be stored at room temperature, covered by something that will allow a little air to circulate so it doesn't grow mould, or become hard and chewy. At the same time your bread needs to be protected enough to retain some...

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Spotlight on Expert Knitter, Colleen Babb

Colleen Babb spotted us on social media 5 years ago and called to see how she could get involved. We are so happy she did because this is just the kind of magic that makes Spaza products so special.  Having started her knitting career at the age of 7 years, Colleen has a lot of stitches behind her and she doesn't give up for anything so there are many more to come.

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The Dirt on Disposable Kitchen Sponges

A recent article from online magazine TheKitchn.com  recommends that you replace your synthetic sponge every week to avoid spreading harmful bacteria growing in the damp pores of the sponge all over your kitchen.  Not all of us are so diligent, but for those who are, that is 48 disposable plastic sponges taking roughly 58 years each to decompose in landfill sites. The over-arching problem with disposable products made from oil-based materials like plastic and polyfoam is that we don't use them long enough to warrant the resources used, environmental damage caused and the time it takes to decompose. How long should you use something made from non-renewable resources like petroleum, that is not recyclable and takes 58 years to decompose? ...

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Discovering Dish Covers

'I have never been a fan of plastic wrap, so I would cover all our dishes with tea towels while entertaining or preparing a meal for my family.’   The problem arose when I needed to bring a salad or dessert to someone else’s house, or if I wanted to keep a dish refrigerated.  I experimented with some tying and wrapping techniques that proved to be very bulky and fussy. What I really wanted was something light and breathable that would stretch around the sizes and shapes of my dishes. A lightbulb went on and I started making dish covers.   When I could no longer keep up with demand, I started looking for women who could sew in their...

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