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plant kingdomtop ∧
#14
eating / recycling
Monschau Mustard
Senfmühle Monschau
MONSCHAU, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
€9.5~
  • mustard seeds, mustard flowers, sugar, salt, vinegar, water
  • 100ml
the product:
“Monschau mustard" named after the village of Monschau in western Germany. It is handmade without preservatives, using a combination of spices in a recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. The mustard seeds are carefully ground twice in a basalt stone mill to avoid heat, which brings out the flavours and aromas. It is produced with a lot of time and effort and the amount that can be made at once is about 1/60 of that of a large mustard factory. Made from organic ingredients, Monschau mustard has a slightly coarse, rustic consistency that allows you to enjoy the natural texture of the produce.
The absence of any additives makes it a flavoursome accompaniment to meat dishes, sandwiches and dressings, without overpowering the original character of the mustard itself.
Starting with Kaisersenf, a grain mustard made since 1905, 22 types of mustard such as honey, figs, herbs, and beer are now available.

The roasted stoneware container is engraved with the name of Guido Breuer, the fourth generation who created 19 types of mustard.
There are four sizes, 100 ml, 200 ml, 335 ml, and large capacity size 500 ml. All containers cost 0.20 euros and are also refundable.
* The photo is 100ml size.
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the maker:
“Senfmühle Monschau" means “Mustard mill in Monschau village" in German.
Located in western Germany, close to the Belgian border, the family-run company has been producing hand-made mustard for over 140 years and has been doing so for five generations. Senfmühle Monschau is committed to the quality of its mustard and to the preservation of agriculture and the natural environment. Now the company manages a wide range of businesses, including mustard manufacturing, development and sales of bath and body care products using mustard, shops, restaurants, and holiday apartments.

The building and its facilities are protected by the state as historical monuments and can be visited by appointment. On the homepage, a wide range of seasonal recipes such as mustard dressing, entrees, and desserts are introduced every month. The recipes are categorised into meat, fish, vegetarian, and vegan, making it easy to search, and there are even suggestions for wines to accompany each dish. Two books on traditional recipes, collected over decades, have been published and can also be purchased online. You can also learn a lot about mustard, such as naturopathic remedies using mustard seeds, which have been passed down from generation to generation.
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2
mineral kingdomtop ∧
#15
cutting / eating
Dual Grater
Lurch
HILDESHEIM, Land Niedersachsen, Germany
€24.90
  • 18/10 stainless steel, plastic
  • W6.5cm D1.8cm H34cm
the product:
This stainless steel grater from “Lurch" has a coarse and fine grater on both ends.
Thanks to Lurch's unique RazorTech technology, the stainless steel grater is free from burrs, distortions and deflections, giving it a sharp finish. The grater has a sharp, cutting edge, which allows you to cut food without crushing it. The ergonomic, gently curved shape makes it feel stable and comfortable to use, as if it were gliding on a rail.
The fine grater is ideal for zesting lemons and other citrus fruits, as well as grating hard cheeses (e.g: Parmesan), garlic, chocolate, ginger and nutmeg. The coarse grater can be used for a wide range of ingredients such as vegetables and semi-hard cheeses (e.g: Gouda).
The two different grating surfaces allow you to adjust the texture that is produced according to your taste and preference.
The bent ends make it easy to hook onto bowls, while the black rubber part makes it easy to fix to tables, etc.. and prevents slipping.
The slightly raised side edges make it easy to pick up while cooking, and prevents the grater from touching potentially unclean table or kitchen counter surfaces when not in use.
The adjustable sliding hand protector is a simple yet functional grip that protects your hands from the blade and keeps the grater safe to use.
Ginger fibers can be easily removed by simply washing and rinsing in the opposite direction. Dishwasher safe. Can be hung up to dry.
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the maker:
In 1995, “LURCH" was established in Harsum near Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. Starting with the manufacture of safety can openers, the company developed a sharp grater with Germany's first photo-etching process technology, “RazorTech”, in 2002. Lurch's products are designed to be durable in a sustainable way, even at slightly higher prices, with the principle that “design follows function". The company develops new and delightful products that support the creativity and diversity of modern eating habits for its users. On Lurch's homepage, you can find many recipes using Lurch cooking utensils.
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3
animal kingdomtop ∧
#10
lighting / wrapping / keeping
BEESWAX
Everywhere
About Beeswax
chen they mix pollen and other substances in their bodies. There are two types of beeswax: yellow beeswax, which contains unrefined and unbleached ingredients, and white beeswax, which is bleached and has no scent. Yellow beeswax varies from pale yellow to deep orange and brown, depending on the harvested areas, the types of bees, the types of flowers collected by bees and the amount of pollen. It has a subtle, sweet scent and a slightly sticky texture. Beeswax is antibacterial and water resistant, and has a wide range of uses including candles, crayons, furniture wax, leather creams and balms. It is also used in food such as canelé, which are baked in moulds coated with beeswax, chocolate and sweets.
Beeswax Taper Candles
Compared to paraffin, the raw material for ordinary candles, beeswax burns slowly with a higher melting point of about 62°C to 65°C and it does not produce heavy soot. To make the traditional European dipping taper candle, you don’t need a mold as long as you have a kite string. First, hold the center of the kite string and repeat the process of dipping both ends to the melted beeswax and drying them. As you proceed, shape the core to make it straight and when the beeswax becomes your desired thickness, hang it up and leave to harden. The process fully utilises the kite string, because by dipping the two ends into beeswax you can create two candles at the same time. You simply cut the string when you want to light the beeswax candles. Their beautiful shape, which is formed as the beeswax drips and dries, captures a sense of gravity. The warm orange light of beeswax candles and their subtle, sweet scent will make you feel calm and relaxed. Beeswax candles were used in the days when there was no petroleum-derived paraffin, gas, or electricity. When you light a beeswax candle, you feel a new appreciation for both nature and electricity.
Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax wraps are made from cloth soaked with beeswax. By using the warmth of your hands and pressing firmly when wrapping, the slightly sticky beeswax paper will soften and stick together.
They can be used to wrap bread or rice balls to keep them dry, [to cover plates or containers, or to fold into a origami bag to hold snacks. Beeswax wraps are also perfect for storing cheese, because they allow the cheese to “breathe" and stay moist. Also, in New Zealand and Europe you could take your beeswax wraps to the delicatessen or supermarket, and ask for your cut cheese, sliced meats etc.. to be wrapped in the wraps instead of plastic bags. So the wraps can be used to live a more sustainable, ECO lifestyle. And also the antibacterial and moisturising properties of beeswax help to keep food fresh and reduce food loss.
The beeswax wraps can be washed in water and reused for 6 months to a year. They are also environmentally friendly and fully biodegradable. With a piece cloth of any size, beeswax, an iron, and cooking paper, you can easily make a beeswax wrap.They can be used to wrap bread or rice balls to keep them dry, [to cover plates or containers, or to fold into a origami bag to hold snacks. Beeswax wraps are also perfect for storing cheese, because they allow the cheese to "breathe" and stay moist. Also, in New Zealand and Europe you could take your beeswax wraps to the delicatessen or supermarket, and ask for your cut cheese, sliced meats etc.. to be wrapped in the wraps instead of plastic bags. So the wraps can be used to live a more sustainable, ECO lifestyle. And also the antibacterial and moisturising properties of beeswax help to keep food fresh and reduce food loss.
The beeswax wraps can be washed in water and reused for 6 months to a year. They are also environmentally friendly and fully biodegradable. With a piece cloth of any size, beeswax, an iron, and cooking paper, you can easily make a beeswax wrap.
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