Summer Lavender and Lemon Cordial Recipe

This Summer Lavender and Lemon Cordial is a light and refreshing drink to enjoy during the balmy months. Easy to make, you can enjoy it with still or sparkling water, champagne or cocktails. Lavender has been shown to aid relaxation, and mitigate stress and anxiety. Just the scent of this aromatic flower can lift the … Continued

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

The Elder – the medicine chest of the country people (Ettmueller, physician in the 1660’s)   The Elder (Sambucus nigra) is such a beautiful versatile tree gifting us with a wealth of medicinal benefits. It’s THE antiviral to turn to during the winter months of potential ills. The homemade elderberry syrup recipe below is easy … Continued

Blackcurrant Jam and How Not To Be a Domestic Goddess

Any excuse to use my favourite kitchen gadget. It’s not my expensive slow macerating juicer nor my close second mini chopper but my very cheap kitchen timer dad bought me from his favourite shop Lidl’s.  These days due to time restraints I find myself in the soulless mainstream supermarkets, sometimes Ocado online (when I am … Continued

Spring Cleansing Smoothie

This fabulous quick recipe encompasses powerful health promoting ingredients. Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, detoxifying, immune-boosting and cleansing this amazing smoothie has a powerhouse of benefits. The perfect spring drink!   The Recipe 1 cup of fresh chopped pineapple 1 small banana (or double the amount of pineapple) 1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked the night before in half … Continued

Healing Turmeric Golden Paste Recipe

HEALING GOLDEN TURMERIC PASTE Turmeric (Curcuma longa), is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, which is native to tropical South Asia. How to make and use this this highly bio-available golden turmeric paste   The Recipe 1/2 a cup turmeric powder 1/3 a cup of coconut oil 1 – 2 … Continued

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto Wild Garlic can be found in the hedge from mid March until early summer. Wild Garlic has many health benefits and has antiseptic, antibacterial and antibiotic properties.   Ingredients A handful of young wild garlic leaves and flowers 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil 50g pine nuts 50g finely grated Parmesan … Continued

How to Make a Perfect Banana Lassi

This Banana Lassi recipe is a favourite of mine; refreshing and comforting at the same time. If you don’t like banana you could swap this for a very ripe mango. The name ‘Lassi’ is given to a yoghurt based drink that originates from India where traditionally spices are added along with fruit and a sweetener. … Continued