Monthly archives "December 2012"

Two weeks to go

There’re only two weeks left until we close for a much needed break, and I get to venture out onto the roads and into the shopping malls to remind myself why I love ordering through Ethical.

Some of our collection points may be closed, and some products unavailable for the final week, and our warehouse is also emptying fast while everyone stocks up on toiletries, household goods and staple foods for the break, so get your orders in soon to avoid any disappointment.

Thursday 20th will the last delivery for 2012.

Easy Living Food
Old Ethical friends Natalie and Noel’s new book, Easy Living Food, is hot off the local press. Several years of experimenting with raw, easy-to-make dishes using common ingredients that need minimal equipment has resulted in a visual and gastronomic treat of a book.

Summer fruits
The summer fruits are appearing, and there are at least three new additions this week; fresh blueberries, fresh plums, and Sandveld’s famous pink garlic, small and potent.

Have an easy living week,
Ian and the Ethical team

Go to www.ethical.org.za to place your order before Tuesday 2pm, and remember that you can follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.

Zucchini flowers, tempting wax and 100 husbands

Zucchinis (or courgettes) are best known as the edible summer squash, but that’s not all the plant has to offer. Like almost all squashes, the flowers are also edible. Zucchini flowers have a delicate flavour, reminiscent of young zucchinis, and make a great addition to salads.

They can also be stuffed, and make up part of the dolma family in Greek or Turkish cuisine, with scores of creative stuffings available.

Wax on, wax off
You may have noticed a free sample wax balm in your box this week. We received quite a few requests as to what this was, and whether it was edible. I have a container in front of me now, and it’s taking all my willpower not to take a nibble. It does smell good, being made entirely of natural ingredients, but it’s neither edible nor a lip balm – it’s wax balm for the universal treatment of all wooden items and surfaces, as well as stone tops, slate etc.

For a limited period, ProNature are offering a reduced rate for the wax balm, so if you’re ready for some spring cleaning, now’s your chance.

Ayurvedic Blends
A number of our ayurvedic blends are on special this month as well. Shatavari, the famous “she who possesses a hundred husbands”, traditionally used for its effect on the female libido, and gokshura, traditionally used to support kidney function, are both reduced as well.

Have a great week,
Ian and the Ethical team

Go to www.ethical.org.za to place your order before Tuesday 2pm, and remember that you can follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.