• Aromatherapy Awareness Week

    Aromatherapy Awareness Week is an initiative created by the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA). The IFA pioneered aromatherapy in the NHS, which is why aromatherapy is as accepted by the medical profession, as it is today. The practice of aromatherapy is both an art and science. Like yoga in the early days, despite being thousands …

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  • Natural and acquired immunity – how can we support both?

    There is increasing evidence to demonstrate the relationship between emotional stress and the depletion of our immune system, which also serves to explain how and why yoga & breathing can support and strengthen it. In the body, the main agent of our immune system is our blood, a clear fluid (plasma) containing red and white …

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  • Cider Poached pears with spices and toasted almonds

    This delicious recipe by Florence is the perfect end to any dinner. Quick and easy, plus it’s suitable for all dietary needs.

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  • Summer Refresher

    The weather this summer is very thirsty work, and with Wimbledon and the World Cup looming, we all need a thirst quencher to slake our thirst before we start the celebrations. Whenever friends and family are around, I make this big Jug of Summer from the herbs outside the back door. I make it a …

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  • Creamy Porcini Mushroom Pasta

    Last week we tried out our pasta machine (purchased from a charity shop over a year ago) for the first time, and made buckwheat pasta. It was a great success, and it was much easier than I thought it would be. We used two eggs, buckwheat flour and a little bit of water, then rolled …

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  • Breathing for a better immune system

    Over many years as a Yoga teacher, I’m often surprised by how little we know about our breathing and how closely connected it is to the way our brains and bodies function. When our bodies respond to danger and stress through the ‘fight or flight response’, the release of adrenaline triggers changes in our bodies …

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  • Quinoa Bread – low carb/high protein

    Quinoa Bread – super quick to make and delicious drizzled with olive oil. If you’re low-carb AND wheat-free, you might be missing your bread, so this is a welcome addition to your staple diet. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl: 100g Oat Bran 150g cooked quinoa (cover grains with water/boil ten mins. Always …

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