CHOCOLATE – just missed Chocolate Week

CHOCOLATE – just missed Chocolate Week

Last week was National Chocolate week – finishing off with the London Chocolate Show at Olympia, 13-15 October! For those of you who celebrated, hope you had a great time.  For those of you who missed it – what is it about chocolate? The many mysteries of chocolate – it seems to enjoy a unique […]

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SQUASH – PUMPKINS ‘N ALL

SQUASH – PUMPKINS ‘N ALL

Not orange and blackcurrant squash – pumpkins, marrows, courgettes, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn, sunburst, white scallop squash, gourds. It’s nearly 31 October and Hallowe’en and there are pumpkins everywhere. There are around 700 different varieties apparently and its origins date back to the dawn of history, to the forbears of the Inca and the […]

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HEART HEALTH BASICS

HEART HEALTH BASICS

The heart and cardiovascular system are strong and powerful and intricate and delicate at the same time. They need to be treated with the utmost respect.  The heart is the pump and needs to be kept in good, working order – it thrives on activity and exercise – not too much, not too little.  The […]

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SLEEP – getting in synch

SLEEP – getting in synch

The gift of sleep.  A wonderful thing.  It can be very fragile.  There will always be those of us who sleep well – get to sleep, sleep soundly and wake feeling great.  There will sometimes be those of us who don’t.  There can be the challenge of getting to sleep, staying asleep, waking, getting back […]

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Olive Oil : Episode One

Olive Oil : Episode One

I say episode one – because there is so much to say about Olive Oil, there are bound to be more posts on olive oil.  It is also a very strong, personal favourite.  For thousands of years the Mediterranean countries’ populations have used olive oil for food, therapy and health care, incense and religious ceremonies.  Greeks based their diet on […]

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