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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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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 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...

Simple ways to manage hayfever allergies naturally

September 12, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

Eat lots of foods containing vitamins B5, B6, B12 and E, trace elements such as selenium and magnesium, and bioflavonoids and carotenoids. Follow an elimination diet (detailed in the book) to discover which foods and drinks aggravate your allergy. To...

How to make your own tasty guacamole at home

August 29, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

4 small ripe avocados 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1cm cube of fresh ginger root, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste...

Tea to soothe your aching joints

August 15, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health Matters, RetirementComments (0)

1 part black mustard seeds 1 part celery seeds 1 part elderflowers 1 part nettles 1 part St Johns wort Mix all the herbs well. Use 1 teaspoon of herb mixture per cup of boiling water. Place the herbs in a warmed teapot. Add the boiling water. Cover and leave...