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plant kingdomtop ∧
#14
eating / cooking / 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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mineral kingdomtop ∧
#16
drinking
Cider Glass
DKRISTAL
GRANDA-SIERO, Asturias, Spain
€10.16 | 6 units
special thanks: Iván Montero Peláez
  • crystal
  • H11.6cm ø8.5cm
the product:
A glass made for drinking traditional Spanish cider. Cider is a light, sparkling white wine made by fermenting apples from the region. It is characterised by its low alcohol content and high acidity. The Asturias region in northern Spain is one of the most famous cider producing areas. In this region, there is a cider drinking ritual known as "escanciar", in which the cider is poured from an elevated position with arms outstretched into a low-holding glass. This flat-bottomed glass is designed to allow the cider to aerate, foam and release its aromas.

The glass is made of crystal with a high porosity, which allows the cider to penetrate the glass more easily. The whole glass is thinner than a wine glass, so you can feel the temperature of the cider when you hold the glass in your hand.
This cider glass, Sella 50 glass, is also used as a txakoli glass to drink txakoli wine, a specialty of Basque, Spain.

The Sella 50 glass is available as part of the Sella glass range, which includes the 500 ml Sella 50 glass, the 350 ml Sella 35 glass and the 250 m Chiquito Sella glass, which means "small". Chiquito Sella Glass. The Sella 50 Glass, is known locally as "traditional" because it was the first to be made, and is also named after the Asturian city of Gijón.

The Chiquito Serra glass is a classic Basque glass, which takes its name from the word "zurito" (meaning small draft beer), and is also popular as a bodega glass.The Serra glass range, which is a series of glasses of different heights and dimensions, is popular in many bars and restaurants in Spain.
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the maker:
In 1971, José Ramón Bernardo founded the company Bernardo Representaciones in Asturias, northern Spain. Bernardo created Sella Glass, which is made of durable thin glass, as the locals needed thin glasses to drink the ciders native to northern Spain. Now renamed DKRISTAL, the company has been developing bespoke and original glassware for two generations. DKRISTAL's glass is denser, more refractive and more transparent than crystal or glass. They are also durable and have an incomparable thinness and lightness.

DKRISTAL specialises in glassware such as wine glasses, cocktail glasses, coffee glasses and pitchers, which are used in many restaurants and bars in Spain and abroad.
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animal kingdomtop ∧
#10
lighting / wrapping / keeping
BEESWAX
Everywhere
About Beeswax
Beeswax is a refined honeycomb made of wax secreted by bees when 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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