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Gardening in Style

I got all inspired yesterday after watching a documentary called GROUNDED. Long story short there are quite a few benefits from connecting with the earth or “grounding”. I fully subscribe to this idea, well, I am a gardener and without any doubt always feel recharged after working in the garden. The deeper belief here though […]

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Berry Oaty Muffins

I’ve been feeding quite a crew for some time now as we have some major building/creative projects going on. Most recently the insulation and ceiling of my house. It’s a half round barn so not a particularly easy task, let alone whilst still living and operating within the house. Let’s just say it’s been an […]

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Homemade Toothpaste

Since I was a little girl, I have had a total aversion to commercial toothpaste. I think my dad put me on to using salt way back then so that’s what I used. Once I discovered alternative “healthy” toothpastes I used those. Even better I’ve finally made my own. There’s no hidden nasties and it […]

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Old-fashioned Bottled Cream of Tomato Soup

Bottled sunshine, that’s what this is. I make and preserve this soup in late summer/early autumn when tomatoes are sweet, plentiful and cheap. Better still if you can grow your own. A perfect lunch on a cold winter day served with cheese toasties. To make it worth your while (and it is definitely worth it) […]

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Christmas Stollen

Christmas just wouldn’t feel right without baking a stollen. It’s a traditional German bread with a deliciously moist centre of ground almonds. This year I’ll make some as christmas gifts. Yes they are a little bit fiddly and there are a few stages in the process but it’s so worth the effort. Making festive breads […]

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