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Jewish Penicillin

Healing chicken soup, often known as ‘Jewish Penicillin’, has a long held tradition as a ‘cure’  for colds and flu and while this may seem like an old wives tale, there is some science behind this. A study in 2000 found that consuming chicken soup could help reduce upper respiratory inflammation in turn helping you … Continued

Vitamin C Rich Rosehip Syrup Recipe

The arrival of the Rosehip (Rosa canina) is a sign that Autumn is truly here. Also known as Dog rose or Wild rose, the common Rosehip is an oval shaped berry, bright red and covered with small hairs. When it is cut in half you will find it full of small hard seeds. During World … Continued

Elderflower Delight

T h e   E l d e r   – M e d i c i n e   C h e s t o f   t h e   P e o p l e   The Elderflower always brings back childhood memories for me. We would collect it in the local village, using it fresh or … Continued

Blue Moon Milk for Sleep and Stress

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” ― Ernest Hemingway   Blue Moon Milk may be just the answer to help you unwind and drift off into a deep and healing sleep. Drinking warm milk before bed has been the traditional way to relax in many … Continued

Gluten free Banana Loaf

This easy gluten free banana loaf recipe is perfect served slightly warm with a spread of butter and a cup of tea. Ingredients 5 organic smallish ripe bananas 250g Doves Farm gluten free flour 140g light muscovado sugar 75g organic butter (I like salted), melted 2 large free range eggs 2.5 teaspoons of bicarbonate of … Continued

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