Preserving herbs, simply

Of course the absolute best way to preserve herbs is to grow them yourself and keep them indoors, that way you can pretty much have fresh ones all year round and only ever pick what you need. However, if you’re like me and not particularly green fingered (though I am improving:-) you will sometimes be…

To Juice or not to Juice…

The concept of juicing – making a pure juice drink from single or mixed fruits and vegetables has plenty of similarities to smoothies, but there are also some notable differences. All fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients – vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that are always best when taken in their raw, pure form. Our…

Cooking with essential oils

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years. We can see 188 references to them in the Bible alone, the most famous being Frankincense and Myrrh of course. Also two of the most expensive.   There is documented evidence as early as 1550 BC that the ancient Egyptians were using oils both for treating…

Cooking From Scratch

Cooking from scratch is one of the best changes you can make for your health. First of all you know exactly what’s going into your food – no preservatives, no added chemical colorings and artificial flavors, no unnecessary added sugar or salt. Now I’m not saying that you will be cooking without adding your own…

Toxic Sugar

A “60 minutes” documentary aired about a year ago proved without a doubt just how toxic sugar is and how prevalent it has become in the majority of American, or “western” diets. The average American consumes 1/3 lb sugar PER DAY! That’s a whopping 130 lbs a year. They also said that it is as…

Cooking from scratch

You can see that I am fairly passionate about what kind of food we eat. Not solely because I like to have control over what we are actually eating and to try and ensure that it is as healthy as possible, but also to avoid all the nasty add-ons that pre-prepared foods have in them…

GingerBread

One of my favourite things about Christmas time is ginger bread, or anything with nutmeg in it! I have not made any for years though, so when I signed up to bake something as a thank you to the teaching staff at our son’s new school I figured I would give it a try. I…