Pumpkin Patches: Norfolk & Surrounds

Halloween, we’re ready for you! For those who read my blog, you’ll know I’ve always been an advocate of PYO and local produce. I think this stems from my childhood growing up in the countryside and where I learnt from an early age that the seasons brought different gifts: Garden raspberries in the late spring, […]

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Patata Fil-Forn: Maltese Potatoes

Feeling inspired after eating something very similar in France, and now that our Rayburn has been ceremonially lit for the winter, this week has been about revisiting hearty food from my roots. These oven-baked potatoes are the Maltese version of the French Boulangère or dauphinoise potato but without the cream and cheese. Patata Fil-Forn literally […]

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Brittany: Tales from the Chicken Coop

A Holiday in Brittany We’ve just returned from our family holiday to Brittany. We stayed one mile from a quaint town called Cancale located on the North Brittany coast, a great spot if you want to explore beyond Normandy yet not rack up too many péage miles with small children in tow. Quirky Accommodation I’d […]

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Roots and Toots is having a make-over!

Well, call me a pineapple* and paint me indigo, after three years, Roots and Toots finally has a ‘face’! Thanks to the wildly talented Helen (my illustrator friend from Memo Helen) – thanks again love! (Isn’t she a clever one?) This nicely marks the start of a few changes I’ll be making to my blog […]

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How has Reiki helped you?

Life’s been a juggling act this year but I’m now starting to keep my eggs in the air, so to speak. One thing that’s kept me sane (ish) is my Reiki practice. This autumn I’m part of the editorial team for Touch magazine. (Touch is the official magazine for the Reiki Association UK.) If there […]

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The Highs and Lows of a Sugar Detox

    A World Without Sugar Imagine a world without sugar or sweeteners. Doesn’t sound like much fun does it. Yet we’d all suffer from significantly fewer health problems if we reduced our sugar intake. These days, the average Brit consumes 238 teaspoons of sugar a week without knowing it – that’s 34 a day! […]

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Chocolate Chia Seed Puddings

I borrowed this recipe from nutritionist Catherine Jeans. It’s just one of many easy sugar-free hacks available from her 30 Day Sugar Detox Course, which I’ve now almost completed. As a chocoholic, these little puds have been a life-saver for a chocolatey hit that doesn’t contain any sugar. They’re great for an after dinner treat, […]

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