Reviving Ancient Traditions To Craft A New Legacy

Elegant design and craftmanship is often thought of as timeless. Though not everybody has the time or skill to develop the techniques needed to create artisanal masterpieces. Master craftsman Isa Aljalahma, founder of Jilid, is one such person. His handcrafted leather products follow traditional leather crafting techniques that have been...

HYDROSOLS – WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY SHOULD I BE USING THEM?

If you’re into aromatherapy or chemical-free health and beauty products, you may have come across the term hydrosol at some point and might be a little curious as to what they are. Hydrosols are basically aromatic and therapeutic waters that are created when plant matter has gone through a steam...

A Garden Centre With a Twist

As a rule, garden nurseries in Doha are not inviting places to be. With a couple of exceptions, there’s just something about them. You go there, someone follows you around, and you point at the best looking plants you want. Pay and then leave. They all look basically the same...

Establishing a Seed Heritage in Qatar

In terms of agriculture, Qatar is relatively new to growing vegetables. Its primary crop has been date palms and dates, which have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. But fresh vegetables have only been farmed commercially in Qatar since the 1960s. What that means is that Qatar has only around...

Torba Store – Your New Shopping Experience

Torba Farmers Market has officialy opened its new shopping experience. Called the Torba Store, this new shop is less like a farmers market and more like a community store you'd find in a small town. The Torba Store was conceived out of love for our community. We wanted a place...

Ditching Dairy? A Guide To The Alternatives

Plant-based milks are having a real pop-culture moment. The available options have rapidly expanded and adding your choice of soy, almond, oat or macadamia milk to your coffee order is increasingly becoming the norm. So what’s all the fuss about these dairy alternatives? Are plant-based milks really healthier? Let’s take...

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