Camping Weather!

The school holidays are here and it is perfect weather for a camping trip whether it be to the seaside, forest or even the back garden!  We at Nkuku think our Bird Song Camping Sets are just the ticket!

This stunning product is skilfully hand painted by craftspeople from Kashmir.  This painted metalware set includes a bowl, cup and mug and comes in a muslin giftbag.  It makes a lovely gift too.


Mexican Green Bean Salad Recipe

 We love this hot Mexican salad, it’s great for alfresco dining and tastes even better if the beans are fresh from your vegetable garden!


1 lb fresh green beans, strings removed, ends snapped off, cut in half into about 1 1/2 inch length pieces

1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

2 Tbsp lime juice or white vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (Mexican oregano if you can get it)

3/4 cup packed, chopped cilantro

1/3 cup canned, pickled jalapeño chili peppers, sliced

1/3 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (salty Mexican cheese that resembles feta)

1/2 avocado, sliced or cut into inch long pieces

1 medium tomato, cut into 8 wedges, or a cup of halved cherry tomatoes



1 Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and simmer until just crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and run cold water over them to cool them quickly. Drain completely.

2 Place beans in a large bowl. Gently mix in the the lime juice or vinegar, olive oil, 1/4 cup onion, sliced pickled jalapeños, sea salt, oregano and cilantro. Let it sit for half an hour.

3 When ready to serve, gently mix in the chopped red onion and cotija cheese. Serve the avocado slices and tomato wedges on the side or mixed into the salad.


Happy Camping!






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