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Our favourite lockdown ideas

As many countries face extended lockdowns to contain this crazy pandemic we thought it might be a good time to share with you all our favourite blogs and ideas to entertain and inspire you during this time spent at home. We hope  these activities  will  bring a slice of our sunny shores and warm Indonesian hospitality into your day.

Enjoy and stay safe! 

 

Work

Blog-Backdrops zoom

One of our most popular blogs ever has been our virtual backdrops for Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other conference calls.  Brighten up your online meetings with some tropical,  calming images and videos from Bawah Reserve for your virtual backdrop. Bring some zen to your meeting and picture yourself on our spectacular beaches. 

 

 

Activities


Zentangle Art Blog Hero

Looking for a way to unwind and actively mediate? There has never been a better time to channel your inner Picasso for some much-needed relaxation, wellbeing and balance.  This intro to Zentangle also includes  downloadable templates.

 

Make your own compost

Homemade compost has a number of benefits: it reduces the volume of rubbish on the island
and the composting process produces a nutrient-rich compost that improves the quality of our soil, which is naturally quite sandy and acidic. This ultimately means you can grow a wider variety of fruits and vegetables – faster and easier – that have much more flavour.  Eva Giraldo Maria, Bawah Reserve Sustainability Manager shares how to make your own compost at home.

 

Rest and Relaxation

 

Natural spa treatments

When you can’t make it to your favourite spa, you can create your own natural products using ingredients around your home. It can be just as effective – and even more fun – than booking a treatment at a professional spa.

 

Blog sound bathing

 

Meditating to soothing sounds or music is a wellbeing trend that is gaining in popularity. Here's our introduction to two of the fastest growing trends

 

Top 10 Island themed booksIslands are magical places and the setting for many a good book!
We have picked our top 10 favourites across all genres for a great island read. 

 


Top 10 island themed movies blog

Watching others wade through the waters of a beautiful island beach isn’t the same as
actually being there, but it’s the next best thing when you’re stuck at home.We’ve pulled together our top 10 favourite island-themed movies and TV series to help
you get a dose of virtual sun, sea and sand from the comfort of home.

 

Blog - Island quiz

Whether you are busy writing bucket lists, dreaming of your next getaway or want to brush
up on your travel knowledge – or perhaps simply because you’re in charge of the next family
game night – here’s a fun multiple-choice quiz about some of the most spectacular islands on
the globe.
 

 

Food and drink

 

Blog-kombucha

Kombucha is one of the fastest growing health drinks right now, but the fermented tea drink
isn’t new. The idea originated in China thousands of years ago. Recently, the drink has seen a
resurgence in popularity as people are seeking easy, delicious ways to drink probiotics for
their health. Learn how to make your Kombucha at home for your health.

 

 

Blog-sweetcorn

The vibrant sweetcorn flavour and mild spices of this simple vegetarian dish make it a great option for the whole family and a perfect choice for #MeatfreeMonday.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use fresh spices or dried, fresh corn or tinned – it works with whatever ingredients you have. With prep and cooking time only 30 minutes from start to finish, it’s a easy recipe to add to your monthly favourites.

 

Blog-saucy sambals

Sambal is a chilli condiment that graces every Indonesian meal. Just like hot sauces, there are hundreds of different varieties of sambal, from regional versions to family recipes that are passed down through the generations.  Here at Bawah Reserve, we have our own array of green and red sambals - made using our homegrown chillis!  Here are our three recipes for you to try at home.  Which one will be your favourite?

 

Homemade Cocktails Blog Hero

At Bawah Reserve we are passionate about our permaculture gardens - we love growing herbs, fruits , vegetables and exploring new tastes to create fresh and healthy cuisine.

Our exploration with native ingredients and natural produce extends into our garden-to-glass creations that we serve at our two bars.To spice up your cocktail or mocktail hour we thought we would share a few of our favourite Indonesian-inspired easy homemade cocktail recipes.

 

 

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There are few things more delicious than the simplicity of a slice of fresh toast smothered
with butter and jam. Making the jam yourself from fruit grown in your own garden takes it to
another level of deliciousness. Fancy making some yourself?  Complicated equipment isn’t required: all you need is a blender, saucepan and some recycled jars. So stream a little Bob Marley and let’s get jamming.  Here are our top three favourite jam recipes that you can try at home.

 

 

Blog-jamu

 

Made from a variety of locally grown herbs, drinking a daily dose of Jamu is one of the most popular and widespread rituals in Indonesia. This herbal drink has been known to increase immunity, detox your gut and replenish your body with antioxidants, helping to give you a natural boost.

Here we bring you the lowdown on this Indonesian anti-inflammatory elixir health drink and we give you a recipe so you can make it yourself.

 

Other useful links

A-Z of face masks

Post Covid travel trends

How we are staying Covid free

Quarantine Ideas

We do hope you enjoy these ideas and that they help to make this difficult time a little easier.

Stay Safe and Be Well,

 The Bawah Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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