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Elderberry Cordial

With elderberries in full bloom right now and the weather getting a bit cooler, this is the perfect time to make nice warming, immune boosting and delicious elderberry cordial – full of vitamin C and brilliant for preventing colds and flus over the coming months. Dilute with warm water and enjoy by the fire of Read the full article…

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Home-Made Lemonade

Home-Made Lemonade   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   All those funky lemonade dispensers on sale everywhere and reading about lemons being anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-everything has inspired me to get squeezing! Instructions Start off with a sugar syrup by heating water in a pan and dissolving the sugar in it Read the full article…

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Irish Stew with Wild Garlic & Kombu

  Irish Stew with Wild Garlic & Kombu Seaweed   Print Cook time 2 hours 30 mins Total time 2 hours 30 mins   Stew is something I particularly enjoy during the winter months but since the weather has been so crazy lately I have found myself making it with new spring lamb and wild Read the full article…

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Nettle & Roasted Parsnip Soup

    Nettles are an amazing native super-food, they are rich in a myriad of vitamins and minerals and are also known to support several organs in the body such as the adrenals, the liver and the kidneys.  Fifty years ago they were very much a staple in rural homes and regarded as a spring Read the full article…

Lemon, Honey & Ginger Curd

Zest and juice from one lemon (preferably an unwaxed lemon but otherwise sit the lemon in a bowl of boiling water for a few mins before zesting) 2 tbsps honey (or maple syrup) 100g butter 2 egg yolks (hen or duck eggs) 1 tsp fresh grated ginger Method: 1.     In a sauce-pan over a Read the full article…

Feel Good Foods: Hot Chocolate

  There is really nothing unhealthy about this hot chocolate – pure cocoa is rich in antioxidants, milk is a great pro-thyroid and protein rich food and good quality local honey is brilliant for boosting the immune system. Heat 1 cup of high quality milk in a small pot until hot and whisk in 1.5 Read the full article…

Hot Apple & Cinnamon Punch

  Hot Apple & Cinnamon Punch 1 litre good quality apple juice 2 cinnamon sticks Orange slices Cloves Lemon zest Grated ginger Grated nutmeg 1. Place the cloves in the orange slices and heat everything together in a saucepan.