I subscribe to lots of newsletters and podcasts. Too many truth be told. But I peek at them and then decide if it’s worth my time. Today I got a newsletter from the Interconnected series produced by the Urban Monk. This one is so good I want to share the info with you. Now I … More Turmeric – it’s gold
I’ve written about salt before. You’ll find random facts, types, cleaning, health and beauty, food and drink, fun stuff in this post from 2017. Whilst watching Master Chef (yes, we are MC tragics) I was intrigued when one of the contestants made her own rosemary salt. Having just recently made a herb salt, I decided … More Salt is not just salt
A few years ago I wrote of my experience with using bananas as an ingredient in a home-made body scrub. It seems banana peels provide fabulous nutrition for the garden as well- Obviously I now need to save the peel and gift it to my garden. Bananas are full of goodness for the … More BANANAS – So good in so many ways
Have you heard all the hoopla lately about something called the microbiome? To put it simply, it’s about the gut and its health. It’s all those itty bitty little bugs that live in your intestinal tract. And keep it working well. They have some really important roles to play : The gut microbiome is made up … More What is this thing – Microbiome?
This is all about Looking Gorgeous! Using ingredients mainly from your kitchen cupboards. Following the usual skin care regime, here’s some tips on getting your skin to glow – CLEANSING A really yummy deep facial massage cleanse with essential oils: 1 -2 teaspoons of an organic vegetable oil A drop of one or both Lavender, … More Glowing Skin
I am a strong advocate for using what I call kitchen cupboard ingredients for beauty care. Mind you, I would have to be the first to admit that my own regime is not exclusively based on them. However, I do try and avoid mainstream products that are laden with all sorts of toxic additives and … More DIY Skin Care
Did you know the unique flavour in turkish delights is from roses? You either hate it or love it. But did you know that there is a whole lot MORE you can do with roses eating wise. Olivier and Louis, founders of Ode á la Rose of New York recommend the most fragrant roses are best for … More You Can Eat Roses
The soft glow of candlelight dances in the shadows. Sweet, evocative scent fills the room. Soft music, serene, soothing, soulful sounds play in time to the swirling shadows. Rainbow reflections shimmer in the finely etched crystal glass filled with a delicately pink ambrosia. Whispers of silk slip and fall in a tumble to the marbled … More Do Like Cleopatra – with roses
Eating is no longer just eating. It has become an increasingly complex thing. There are omnivores. They eat anything. Then there are pescetarians. They eat fish. Vegetarians are meat-free eaters but they do eat dairy and eggs. May also be called ovo-lacto-vegetarian. Seriously? It’s such a tongue twister. Then of course we get to flexitarians. … More Are You a Flexitarian?
Are you a cheese lover? In this house we both are. I prefer sharp, aged, vintage, full flavoured. The Retired Husband (TRH) leans towards the milder flavours. He’s a lover of haloumi, Jarlsberg and feta. We both love a good blue vein. For me it was an acquired taste. A couple of years ago we … More Cheesy stuff