WHEAT - THE STAFF OF LIFE??
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR MILK?
All you'll ever need to know
Bokashi resources here
THE CULINARY ART OF FERMENTATION
Fermentation Recipes & Preparations.
SUPPORT YOUR GUT HEALTH
Every day foods that support beneficial bacteria
Recipes that support your gut bacteria here
LIFE ON THE PULSE
Save Food from the Bin
Useful tips to avoid food waste
Jerusalem artichokes are an excellent source of minerals especially potassium, iron, and copper.
Seven Tastes of Autumn
Make the most of bountiful Autumn
Since ancient times the elder tree's ability to recover when damaged has made it a symbol of regeneration.
Pulses are dried beans and peas and have been an essential part of the human diet for centuries.
Nuts are packed full of beneficial fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients
Rosemary is a culinary and medicinal herb and a symbol of friendship, loyalty and remembrance
As the landscape changes from trees of fiery reds, bronze and gold to dark silhouettes against an ice blue sky – we leave the last days of autumn behind, winter arrives and nature rests.
Learning to Love Weeds
" not only plants in the wrong place, but plants which have slipped into the wrong culture"
Hands on my Bread
Bread is on the rise. In one sense this is always true, but it hardly applies to industrial loaves, sales of which – in the UK at least – have been in steady decline since World War 2.
There are many kinds of allergy, from food allergies like peanuts, soya or shellfish to perennial allergies like dust, mold or feathers. However, as we head through spring into the summer, it’s the seasonal allergies from tree, grass and weed pollen also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis that are upon us.
Comfrey has been cultivated as a healing herb since at least 400BC.
It is one of the best herbs for reducing swellings and if applied to the area around broken bones will soothe and reduce the inflammation and help mend the bones hence the nicknames ‘boneset’ & ‘knitbone’
The best source of vitamin D is the sun. Subcutaneous glands in the skin use sunlight to form pre-vitamin D which is converted to Vitamin D by the liver and kidneys.
Whilst there are over 200 species of stevia, Stevia rebaudiana is the most important variety, it is a herbal plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. The Guarani Indians of Paraguay have used stevia for centuries for both its sweet taste and medicinal properties
Buckwheat - good for the soil, wildlife and you!
Buckwheat is not a cereal grain as it is not part of the grass family it belongs instead to the Polygonaceae family & is a relative of rhubarb & sorrel.
Urban garden medicine chest
Medicinal plants and simple extracts are particularly well-suited to supporting self-healing processes, promoting effective digestion, absorption, metabolism and elimination, and mitigating the effects of acute or chronic stress.
Gut bacteria & brain function
A dynamic ecosystem of microbes lives in your gut and this complex microbiota is individual to you, a reflection of your journey through life, from what you eat to what you do and where you’ve been.
'A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself' Franklin Roosevelt
Fertile soil is an exquisite interplay of billions of organisms and it is this microbial bio-diversity that gives rise to the myriad forms of life that feed us.
Cocktails & Mocktails
Chocolate for Easter
Healthy Brain Smoothie
Shrubs & Oxymels
Nettle & Wild Garlic
Thrifty Comfort Food
Today, we are witnessing a growing and urgent debate over the future of food and farming.
There is real momentum behind the desire to transform the food system, to recognise its environmental and social costs and transform it into a system that is just, healthy and resilient.
This booklet provides an overview of the core principles of food sovereignty and how this approach offers a viable option to address the challenges of environmental breakdown, social injustice and climate change.
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Antibiotics are one of medicine’s real success stories. Since their appearance nearly 100 years ago their ability to quickly kill or stop the growth of harmful bacteria has undoubtedly saved many people from chronic disease and even death.
In recent decades, however, antibiotic use has become a problem.
It’s estimated that up to half of all the antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary or are not prescribed appropriately.
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GROWING NUTS & SEEDS
A series of research papers on growing nuts & seeds that potentially bring health benefits to people and the environment
4. Sweet Chestnut
A feast for soil & soul
by Daphne Lambert
A book about the central role food plays in our lives. The book shows how vibrant living food creates health and vitality and how the food we choose to eat is of the utmost importance if we are to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of this planet.
£17.50 + £2.50 p/p
Recipes & Preparations
by Daphne Lambert
Discover the ancient wisdom of fermented foods that will delight your tastebuds and help to support a healthy gut microbiome. The book covers basic recipes, salads, soups, main dishes, condiments, breads and lots more!
£12.50 + £2.50 p/p
Neals Yard Remedies
An expertly curated collection of natural and therapeutic approaches to boost everyday mental wellness and extra support when you need it the most with a nutrition chapter by Daphne Lambert.
PRESERVING & RECYCLING FOOD
A card series of practical ideas & recipes
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BOOKS WE RECOMMEND
Farmacology - Daphne Miller ISBN: 9780062103154
Call of the Reed Warbler - Charles Massey ISBN-13: 978-1603588133
Sitopia - Carolyn Steele ISBN-13: 978-0701188719
The Garden Jungle -Dave Goulson ISBN-13: 978-1784709914
Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer ISBN-13: 978-0141991955
Entangled Life - Merlin Sheldrake ISBN-13: 978-1847925190