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Into the green

When PANTONE announced the shade of 2017, we couldn’t agree more. Greenery or Pantone 15-0343 is all about the reconnection with nature, one another and a larger purpose. The beautiful fresh and zesty yellow-green color provide us with the reassurance we yearn for in this time of alternative truth and social instability. Also, it’s the nature’s most ubiquitous neutral. Tip: Decorating a dinner table? Go for a more exotic feel and put a leaf of palm tree or Monstera deliciosa in a tall glass container filled with water.   The PANTONE color of the year is a color snapshot of what the Pantone Color Institute sees taking place in the global culture. Among Greenery’s many global inspirations, is the Japanese...

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The meal is ready!

It’s official – spring is here. It’s also the time we start craving light meals as there’s no need to stock up on carbs so we could hibernate all winter long. How about preparing tofu salad and pearl barley with carrot puree and inviting your friends over for a little gathering? Here’s a tried and tested idea for a post-dinner fun. Divide people up into pairs like wife-husband, girlfriend-boyfriend or friend-friend. Each pair writes a list of questions to ask the others: What’s your favorite TV show? What’s your childhood nickname? Would you rather be beautiful or rich? Each team asks the other couples the list of questions, and both members of each couple write down what they think their...

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A garden at home

How do you know the spring is near? You can’t wait to repot your houseplants (and get more of them)! Here are four signs that your plant is ready for repotting: New leaves appear slowly and are very small compared to older leaves. Soil dries out very quickly or water runs down the inside of the pot without soaking in. Roots are growing out through the drainage holes or are appearing above the soil’s surface in the pots. Roots are so tightly coiled that when you pull the plant from the pot, you see all roots and no soil (a common thing with supermarket plants). Let us just add one more sign: you want to replace the old boring pots...

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Hello, spring!

Just when you thought you’ve discovered all there is about Munio Candela, comes our blog with inspiring editorials and our own DYI tips for green living in style. A big warm welcome! As they say, it's no fun to get inspired on an empty stomach, so here goes an idea for a light lunch or a healthy starter for a dinner with friends: tofu “meatballs” with chipotle chili mayonnaise and cabbage salad. We used lots of fresh herbs! In the next post: how to use empty candle jars as flower pots Tofu “meatballs” with chipotle chili mayonnaise and cabbage salad Serves: 2-4 persons Ingredients for the “meatballs” 150 g firm tofu 100 g panko bread crumbs 1 bell pepper 1...

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