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Valentine’s meal on a shoe string budget, however, extremely delicious (serves 2 people)

The spicy borlotti beans and Swiss chard meal can be eaten with bread, potatoes or rice.

For Spicy beans

  1. One (400g) can Waitrose essential borlotti beans (undrained)
  2. Four table spoons sunflower oil
  3. Three quarter can chopped tomatoes
  4. One medium sized white onion
  5. 2 /3cloves garlic(strength optional)
  6. Fresh ginger (strength of ginger is optional)
  7. Two teaspoons white pepper
  8. One Teaspoon salt

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Swiss chard

  1. Two packets Waitrose Swiss chard
  2. Four tablespoons butter
  3. One teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Chop up the onion into small strips, then crush the garlic.
  2. Heat the sunflower oil on medium heat- gas, 5/6. Fry the garlic stirring well, until they start to stick to the bottom of the sauce pan- do not allow to burn. Add the onions to the sauce pan and continue to fry until they just start to turn brown. Pour the ¾ can of chopped tomatoes into the mixture, leave to simmer for about 5 minutes then add the grated ginger. Add the can of beans, stir well, add the salt , leave to cook for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the pepper and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes. Serve in a bowl

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For Swiss chard

  1. In their bundles, chop the Swiss chard into medium sizes strips. Heat the butter in a frying pan on medium heat – gas 5/6, and then add the Swiss chard. Season with salt. Continue to stir the Swiss chard for about 6 minutes, until soft. Serve in a bowl.DSC_1437
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Dining room and kitchen inspiration…

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Although most people spend more time in the kitchen than they do in the dining room, this is an equally important space for meals. Sometimes we feel our lives are busy, as a result are unable to sit down and enjoy a meal, maybe elegant tableware would make a difference. It’s time to show it off to friends and family or work colleagues.

Our porcelain bone china from Zaliwana Accessories is quite stunning in both colours of sea grass and cream, the elegant tableware is finished with silver.

Porcelain range

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Dining room and kitchen inspiration…

Although most people spend more time in the kitchen than they do in the dining room, this is an equally important space for meals. Sometimes we feel our lives are busy, as a result are unable to sit down and enjoy a meal, maybe elegant tableware would make a difference. It’s time to show it off to friends and family or work colleagues.

Our porcelain bone china from Zaliwana Accessories is quite stunning in both colours of sea grass and cream, the elegant tableware is finished with silver.

Porcelain range

Porcelain sugar bowl
Porcelain sugar bowl
Stack of large porcelain bowls
Stack of large porcelain bowls
Stack of porcelain tea cups
Stack of porcelain tea cups
Porcelain jug
Porcelain jug
Stack of small porcelain bowls
Stack of small porcelain bowls
Porcelain sea grass milk jug
Porcelain sea grass milk jug
Porcelain sea grass sugar bowl
Porcelain sea grass sugar bowl
Stack of large porcelain bowls
Stack of large porcelain bowls
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World Festivals.

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Our Ethos

We love our products at Zaliwana Accessories. The majority of them are Handmade and globally sourced- the United Kingdom included! Unique products are always at the heart of our ethos.Quality, attention to detail, limited quantities and the uniqueness of each and every product which therefore provides an original and pure beauty to the finished article.

Although we source our products globally, a great deal of thought goes into the type of communities we procure these from. Believe it or not, a lot of it is word of mouth…”great quality, handmade, unique, different, vibrant, small family business, old unique traditions…” are some of the phrases that enable us to make our decisions.
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Our beautiful purses are made by villagers in Transylvania, using old beading sewing traditions.Working around the family is very important in these traditional homesteads.30
Traditions of mouth blowing glass are fast dying out in Europe, fortunately some countries like Poland, and the Czech republic still hang on to these. Our site stocks this maginificent glassware.piri sewing
Attention to detail is crucial in the making of our products-only a few items are made in each range. Here, Piri sews some of the quilts we stock. An extremely talented seamstress with years of great experience. 12
Vertel is a well known Hungarian ceramist. She is extremely talented at creating life like forms from clay

Garden ornaments
Garden ornaments
Napozó békák Life like creatures.

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The launch of our Website…Zaliwana Accessories~ Handmade and Eclectic

We are so excited to be launching our website. Enjoy a 25% discount on ALL our gorgeous products. Type in at checkout the code: 0007.
Happy shopping or just browsing at http://www.zaliwanaaccessories.co.uk

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st-davids-cross-spice-upholstery-front-emailI am excited about designing a new range of cushions using woollen fabrics from Melin Tregwynt in Wales. They spin their own yarn and weave the wool.
Their colours are rich, they have a versatile selection for individual preferences.
Inside the Mill where the spinning and weaving takes place

Mondo- Aubergine
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Mondo- Rose
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Mondo- Natural
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St. David’s Cross- Spice

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Beautiful nature.

Despite the frost last night, the morning was very beautiful today, freezing of course.

I took an opportunity to walk around our local park at 7.30am, this really looks like the calm after the storm. Some areas of the U.K. have had a great battering of the floods and strong winds.The river looked like its waters had actually receded today,and look at what else I managed to capture… some amazing images.
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Beautiful lake
Beautiful lake

Great river.
Great river.
The last of autumn..
The last of autumn..

Awesome pine cones.
Awesome pine cones.

Beautiful Conifers
Beautiful Conifers

Snowdrops..

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Unassuming Snowdrops
It was great again walking this morning, although the wind was very cold and quite biting. It was meant to be a walk for insipiration, however ended up being a photo session. It was FABULOUS seeing all the snowdrops coming up already in pairs, threes and a lot of them in large clusters. I love snowdrops as they always signalled the end of the long dark and cold winter when I was a student in Germany.

Today, I saw them growing practically everywhere, more so in the very damp and wet areas where the Thames had meandered to. What beautiful yet very unassuming flowers. I suppose they will not be out for too long, they will be paving their way for others.. the crocuses. These were also rearing their heads, however very weakly, you could hardly distinguish their mauve colour..

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