Spring Detox — Mind, Kidneys and Bowels

Spring Detox — Mind, Kidneys and Bowels

Spring - a time to cleanse our external and internal environments. To shake out the dust and let a fresh breeze in. This May, I'm delighted to be offering a 21 Day Detox at Octopus Garden. Will you be there with us in spirit? Each week, I'll be writing about how to open the body's 'detoxification channels' and sharing a delicious recipe for you to come along on this journey with us.
 

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Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care

Rub your hands together -do they feel soft and silky? What about your elbows? Heels? 
Winter has been long and harsh this year and for some of us, our skin is starting to show it. This week on the blog, I'll take you through my best tips for keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized during winter weather.

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Real Dill Pickles — Crunchtastic!

Real Dill Pickles — Crunchtastic!

There is nothing quite like biting into a perfectly crunchy and sour dill pickle. The rush of saliva, the puckering of lips, the satisfying crunch and the inevitable smile. And, if you're making REAL dill pickles, the gut-healing, immune-boosting and mental balancing probiotics.

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Fermenting Your Veggies

Fermenting Your Veggies

Fermentation is an incredible thing. Through the magic of bacteria, food is transformed. Lacto-fermented, or cultured, foods are rich in vitamins, enzymes and lactobacilli bacteria. Better yet, because these foods have been partially digested for us by the bacteria, they are easier to absorb, meaning that we assimilate more of the goodness into our cells.

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Foraging Fridays in July — Part 5

Foraging Fridays in July — Part 5

One of the ways I enjoy foraged foods most often is by drinking teas. I collect many members of the mint family (field mint, catnip, lemon balm), as well as horsetail, nettle, alfalfa, linden blossoms, rose petals, lavender buds, red clover, rose hips and red raspberry leaf. I pick red raspberry leaf in the Spring when the plant is putting its energy into the leaves, (before the flowers bloom). 

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