• Amelia

Easter Treats...Not Just Chocolate!!


It’s that time of year again when all things chocolate and oval are tempting us to expand our waistlines and here at Yemaya HQ, we are struggling to resist.


But it got us wondering, do we really need chocolate to celebrate the coming of spring or are there other things we can do and enjoy without adding to our waistlines?


Well, the answer is yes!


Create a piece of celebration art


Going for a spring walk really does lift the spirits. We soak up the views, we breathe in the fresh air and we admire the landscape. Why not create a piece of living art whilst you are out and about, take a photo, leave it where it belongs and go home and get a print made that you can put on your wall to remind you of all those lovely memories.


There are lots of things you can gather to make your art work, twigs, leaves, flowers, pebbles, sea glass...the list goes on! Or why not just take a photo of your wonderful walk?

In the words of Blue Peter....here’s one we made earlier!





Get busy in the garden


There is nothing like a potter in the garden at this time of year when you can do a bit of tidying, planning and planting. Thinking ahead to the flowers and crops you can enjoy in just a few weeks gives us something to look forward to.


You don’t have to have a lot of space or even a garden to get going, just the inspiration and a few basics...a planter/pot, compost, seeds or plants.


This Easter we will be planting salad leaves, beetroot, carrots and a few herbs but there are so many other things you could get going with. Do your research and just get planting!






Treat yourself to homemade beauty


Making your own soothing beauty products is not as hard as it sounds and often you already have the ingredients in your cupboard. The best bit is you know where the ingredients came from, how it was made and you are nurturing yourself which is something we often forget to do.


Here at Yemaya HQ we love making our own bath salts for a luxurious soak when life just gets way too much or to soothe our aches and pains after another fun day on the water.





Check out this link for our favourite recipe...

https://www.elizabethrider.com/homemade-bath-salts/


And finally, if you can’t resist the temptation of the munchies why not make yourself a batch of these delicious chocolate brownies....





We love the recipes on Cafedelites, there’s always something we can make to cheer us up and share with friends.


But beware, this brownie recipe is not for the faint hearted! Gooey, chocolate heaven...what’s not to like!


Click on the link to find the recipe...you won’t regret it!


https://cafedelites.com/worlds-best-fudgiest-brownies/


Don’t forget to share your Easter celebrations with us and if you have any amazing recipes....let us know!