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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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Hearty Spring Salad

I’m so loving this flavoursome and dense garden salad these early spring days. In my somewhat challenging microclimate here in the puhoi valley I’m unable to grow tender salad greens just yet. In another month once the soil warms up and drys out a little I should have an abundance of mesclun, lettuces and rocket […]

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