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Christmas recipe: Blackberry crumble

December 19, 2014 • Diet, Domestic GoddessComments (0)

1kg blackberries (or bilberries, mulberries, raspberries or blueberries) 3tbsp raw cane sugar 2tbsp white flour   For the topping: 100g wholemeal flour 100g rolled oats 4tbsp chopped nuts 150g vegetable margarine 4tbsp honey   Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius/gas mark 6. Mix the blackberries with the sugar and flour in a pie dish. For …...

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A good case for avoiding alcohol, cigarettes and drugs

December 5, 2014 • Diet, Health MattersComments (0)

In many parts of the world, alchohol is one of the most important controllable risk factors for serious illness. It depresses the immune response and is clearly associated with heart disease, hypertension, stroke, gastritis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcers,...

Cumin-seed decoction for digestive health

November 21, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

Dosage: 150ml of the warm infusion two or three times a day Properties: sedative, carminative, antiseptic. Good for: digestive system, women’s health   1tsp cumin seeds 150ml water   In a saucepan, boil the cumin seeds in the water for 10...

A ginger infusion for morning sickness

November 7, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

Dosage: 150ml of the warm infusion four times a day or when desired. Properties: stimulates digestive system, anti-emetic Good for: heart and circulation, digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, digestive problems and morning sickness during...

How the modern diet fails

October 24, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

These principles of healthy eating contrast starkly with the diet that is increasingly common in the West. Whereas the diet of our pre-industrial ancestors was rich in fresh produce, the modern diet, which has evolved over the last 50-60 years, is...

Feed the mind, body and spirit: wise words from the Complete Guide to Nutrition and Health

October 10, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

If you want to change the world, begin with yourself, within your community. The Complete Guide to Nutritional Health is full of useful information and good advice. Its most important message can be expressed in a few words: food and nutrition is crucial to...

Exploring Early 20th Century Lady Mags: Recipes During Times of War

October 1, 2014 • DietComments (0)

Mary Elizabeth’s War Time Recipes, Containing … Recipes for Wheatless Cakes and Bread, Meatless Dishes, Sugarless Candies, Delicious War Time Desserts etc.  is a fascinating piece of history. Yes, that is the actual title. Dating from 1918 during...

Exploring Early 19th Century Lady Mags: Recipes

September 30, 2014 • Diet, Domestic GoddessComments (0)

One of the most fun (to me, but I’m a huge history dork. Actually a history degree-haver, who happens to also be a dork, that’s why she has a history degree.) activities to do when you are bored or looking for a change in activity is to go on...

The health benefits of thyme

September 26, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

*Vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, manganese; zinc; bitters, bioflavonoids, resin, volatile oil(including thymol and camphor); omega-3 and -6 fatty acids √ Antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, expectorant Thyme...

The Best Tuna Salad EVER

September 17, 2014 • DietComments (0)

This is a favorite recipe of mine. The amounts of the ingredients can be altered to fit your preferences and the amount of tuna that you use, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Ingredients 6 cans of tuna 1 white onion 6 eggs, boiled 1 bag of green onions...