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FSA ( Family Supported Agriculture)

A cornucopia of winter produce Many years ago, I read about CSA’s. Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a concept that supports small scale farms. A set number of folk sign up to the CSA, and pay a weekly fee in return for a box of fresh seasonal produce from their local farmer. Brilliant! This assures the…

Lavender for Stress

Beautiful French Lavender Ladies. I have harvested tonnes of my English lavender a month ago. It doesn’t have the big showy floral petals on the ends of the lavender spikes like the French lavender, but rather compact flowers on the end of long stalks. They are really fragrant and I love the meditative activity of…

Divine Enveloping Odour ( DIY Deo)

Let's talk deodorant. Back when my son was just 14yrs old, he spent nearly a year on the couch, cradling his head from crippling headaches and migraines. Endless trips to doctors, paediatricians and even a neuro specialist brought slim relief. He lived on pain killers and the last straw came when he was prescribed an…

Juice Crackers

Let's get cracking then! My last blog was about juice fasting, and I mentioned making juice crackers from the waste pulp. So, as promised, here is the recipe. These crackers are simply delicious and highly nutritious! Call them Juice Crackers, Healthy Crackers or Fibre Crackers, call them what you want, but just get cracking and…

Calendula Ointment

A long time ago, a friend gave me a recipe for calendula ointment - great for wounds, scalds, rashes and eczema. Calendula protects cells from free radical damage while fighting inflammation, bacteria and viruses. Shaving Bees Wax Slivers for your Balm Dried Calendula Flowers soaking in Coconut Oil.... I'm a teacher and one of our…