We have recently found some wonderful new gins, so we thought we would share a few of our favourites. So here are a few of our favourite gins… And how we like to enjoy them.
We have all seen the stunning cakes with real flowers on this summer, including at the royal wedding. Here is a really simple cake: Read more
Summer holidays are here! And it is a great time to start baking and making and camp fires (please choose a safe and suitable area). With this in mind, we thought we would give you a few ideas on what to do with marshmallows rather than just eat them.
And we decided to ask an expert, so we asked The Mallow Maid
Fair Trade Fortnight
Fair trade fortnight was started to spread the joy and knowledge of fair trade, and why it is important. And you can’t find anything much more joyful than the homeware and accessories produced by the collaboration of Aura Que and Kaffe Fassett. And made fair trade in Vietnam. We were lucky enough to be able to ask them a few questions about their collaboration, and why fair trade is important to them. Read more
As a nation we are becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the world and how even our smallest decision can affect the world around us. This is why we choose ethically sourced, recyclable (and often recycled) gift wrap. And this is why we have added a few sustainable food storage and carrying items to Home of Juniper. Ways to use less plastic, and more reusable protection. Here are a five of our favourites: Read more
Recently I got very excited when I got a box through the post. In the box was a lovely selection from Grasmere Gingerbread. Grasmere gingerbread reminds me of summer holidays as a child. Of a queuing down the street, waiting for your turn to go into a warm, beautifully scented old bakery. What you are met with (as well as the scrumptious scent) are rows of gingerbread. And the smiling faces of the people making and selling it. It is not just tourists who queue for this sweet treat, but locals too and sometimes celebrities. Grasmere gingerbread is unique. It is hard to find the words to describe it, so we asked the lovely people of Grasmere Gingerbread to tell us about it and why it is so special. Read more
I have always loved wood. I think I may have mentioned this before. A few times. Which is partly why we were excited when this wonderful, family run company decided to join us. Not only is it run by a family in Wales, they also work with families across Europe. There beautiful wood products are made from sustainable sourced wood. Currently Home of Juniper stock their Beech (shown in the image above, this lovely light wood looks beautiful in a kitchen) and Cherry wood products but we have our eye on a few other pieces we will plan on introducing in autumn. Another lovely thing about these kitchen and dining products is that they are affordable, prices start at 95p. This means you don’t feel guilty buying them for yourself. They also make gorgeous gifts for someone who loves to cook or bake, either single products or gift sets. Remember if you ever want us to mix and match products into a gift set to just email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) Read more
We at Home of Juniper have a passion for food. This passion usually revolves around eating… but when we do have time to get in the kitchen the creativity that can go into cooking can be pretty wonderful.
Perfect for this time of year, and great to do with children, is making sugar-coated flowers.