This month’s recipe from Jessica of Arran + Asquith will have you licking your fingers wishing you’d made a double batch. Super quick and tasty - the perfect recipe for busy mum’s - this summery speedy greek lamb with flatbreads recipe will remind you of holidays all year round!Read More
Here at Firain HQ, we take our food very seriously. I am an average cook, but Ben is fantastic so the deal is that I search for recipes, do the chopping, do the piles of washing up and he creates the magic in the middle.
New mum, personal trainer and new business owner, Jessica also takes her food very seriously. I’ve known Jess for years and along with her mum and sister, they create the most mouth-watering food with, they say, little effort. Now that she is a busy mum with little Kyan, Jess looks for quick and easy recipes that will suit the whole family.
When Jess kindly offered to share her recipes with us here on the Firain Journal, I jumped at the chance to get a glimpse into her processes!Read More
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
William Shakespeare,The Merchant of Venice
Although candle trends have moved on since Shakespeare’s day, we will always turn to our favourite candles when we need to spark some joy in our environment. Some candle scents are wonderfully uplifting and can be useful when we are working at a desk or whizzing around the kitchen cooking up a storm. Other scents are stuffed with relaxing properties that have a mysterious ability to promote slumber and cosiness.
I have been meaning to write a guide to choosing candles for a long time, and after some prompting from a lovely friend and customer Liv (who herself found it hard to choose a scent!), I have finally written the Firain Guide to Choosing a Candle!Read More
Rebecca at Ivy, Pip & Rose has created a beautiful autumn wreath that makes the most of the sensational colours, textures and scents available as the seasons shift.
In this guide, she teaches us the art of crafting our own.Read More
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns."
Are you a die-hard summer girl, like me? My earliest memory is being three years old and my cousin Helen swinging me by my spindly arms on Exmouth beach. I can still hear my own squeals and visualise the stretches of golden sand as far as my baby-eyes could see.
This love of the heat and that sense of freedom was just one of the reasons I adored living in Puerto Rico a few years ago. Those lazy, hazy days on the beach that ended with a few new freckles are the happy days in my mind that I return to when its too noisy in real life.
But even for me, there is nothing quite like autumn. Some of the best memories of the year are made in the autumn - that cold Guinness at the end of the country walk, and the way the wooly jumpers cuddle you like an old friend.
Here are five more ways that we can adjust to, and embrace, that nip in the autumn air.Read More