Antioxidants WILL save your skin

Recently I came across an article in the Times Newspaper called: ‘Sun pills could save your skin’ Apparently research is being done by scientists at Newcastle University, sponsored by a pharmaceutical giant, into the antioxidants that help protect skin against … Continue reading


2011 Vegetable Garden Tomorrow we are starting the vegetable garden again. Last year it was started in June! So this year we intend to be planting at the proper times. We also have a larger area – hence the title … Continue reading

Happy New Year

Dear Readers, I hope that you had a very good Christmas and New year and that you made plenty of resolutions to get fitter and healthier this year. It is best to start early but not too drastically or you … Continue reading

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Building up immunity

Flu and immunity There has recently been another push by the medical profession to get people to have the flu jab. In healthy individuals building up your immunity by taking positive actions maybe all you need to protect yourself from … Continue reading

Warm up deliciously this winter

It may surprise you to know that you can warm yourself up without heating, extra clothes or a big cosy fire. There are some magical foods that really can affect your circulation and warmth both internally and externally – AND … Continue reading

Broccoli and other amazing finds in the vegetable patch

The broccoli was surprisingly successful, I hadn’t expected it to be as it appeared at first like it was going to be just leaves. I did use the leaves to cook as greens, which tasted great, and the children loved … Continue reading

The wonders of Courgettes (Zucchini)

The vegetable patch has continued to grow and produce lovely greens, herbs and tomatoes. I can honestly say that I have not had to work very hard at all. I come out every now and again and pick some of … Continue reading

Home grown Healthy and Delicious

After taking two months off work I am now back at my desk and clinic. A perfect salad I have enjoyed looking after the vegetable patch and tasting the delightful fresh greens (and reds in the tomatoes). There’s nothing quite … Continue reading

Some Advice from a Gardener

Sam has left me (Lily) in charge of the vegetable patch for a couple of days whilst she is on her summer holiday. When I revisited the patch I was shocked at how much everything had grown so quickly. The … Continue reading


I have revisited our patch and am delighted our radishes are now fully grown and are ready for picking just in time for Sam’s return. They can be great to add colour and a crunchy texture to salads and stir-fries. … Continue reading