Live in the moment – make elderflower champagne!

Oh how I love to live in the moment – and what a moment this time of year is. The wonderful scent of elderflowers is in the air and they are at their best to make Elderflower Champagne. Only 8 heads are required in this tried and tested (very old) recipe. If you can doContinue reading “Live in the moment – make elderflower champagne!”

Mango & Avocado Salsa

I can’t get enough of this salsa! I first tasted it on a ‘Safari Supper’ at a neighbours house in our village – she served it with salmon steaks. Since she gave me the recipe I have slightly adapted it and served it up on top of toast and with a jacket potato! It’s aContinue reading “Mango & Avocado Salsa”

Chickpea and Mushroom Burger Recipe

For a healthy alternative to the beef burger, why not try these? This is my own version of a BBC Good Food recipe – a bit more tangy with the Ras El Hanout and spices and more ‘meaty’ texture with the addition of the aubergine. Ingredients (makes about 6 burgers) 2 tblsp olive oil 1Continue reading “Chickpea and Mushroom Burger Recipe”

Lemon & Honey water – a healthy way to start your day

You may have heard that a lemon and honey drink in the morning works wonders for your health. This is because honey and lemon both contain powerful therapeutic properties – and mixing them together makes an excellent tonic to kick start your day. It’s so simple to make:- use tepid/warm water from a boiled kettleContinue reading “Lemon & Honey water – a healthy way to start your day”

Cure that Cold

It is true that you are what you eat – this is one of the principles of Ayurveda – yogas sister therapy. When you feel yourself going downhill with cold and flu symptoms pay particular care to what you eat. Orange juice will help you by providing vitamin C – this will boost your immuneContinue reading “Cure that Cold”