Sep 232009

Cork StopperIf you’re plagued by too many thoughts spinning around your head, try this Eckhart Tolle technique.

Ask yourself  ‘I wonder what my next thought is going to be?’

If you’re like me, you’ll suddenly find your mind goes blank!

Should you find yourself ‘thinking’ again, repeat the question….

To comment, please click Continue reading »

Sep 092009

ginger-tea1Ginger has a multitude of healing properties, including: alleviating motion and morning sickness, aiding digestion, acting as a decongestant and also as a diuretic. (It also has a warming effect, so best avoided if you’re feeling hot or have high blood pressure.)

Cut thin slices of fresh ginger root. Add boiling water and a slice of lemon. Allow to infuse until it reaches the strength you like. Sip and savour!

I first tasted this tea with an Italian fig biscuit in the tranquility of the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge! To comment, click Continue reading »

Aug 062009


I was wary of adding beet stalks and leaves to my smoothies, thinking they would make it bitter. Not so, it came out a beautiful pink colour and delicious!

Blend: 1 peeled orange, 1 inch slice fresh pineapple, 1 banana, 1 apple, handful of beet tops (stalks and leaves). Add some water if you prefer a drinkable smoothie. Vary the ingredients to match what you have available.

Enjoy!  Continue reading »