Monthly Archives: October 2012

Superscent Me

Smell – can it possess  supernatural powers?  A bit of Halloween fun! The witching hour is nigh, All Hallows’ Eve is almost upon us and I’m in a ruminative mood.  We are all aware of the power of scent to … Continue reading

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Halloween fun at Midnight Apothecary

A fun-filled evening at Brunel Museum on Saturday 27th October, the rain, wind and cold did not deter us! Lottie Muir, master gardener and drinks purveyor behind Midnight Apothecary, plied the cocktails: Hot Buttered Rum, Out of this Gourd + … Continue reading

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Spooky Saturday’s Midnight Apothecary

Ok, am all packed for a spooktacular evening at the Brunel Museum, including a tub of dry ice!  Pumpkin kick off is 5pm, with supernatural cocktails by Lottie Muir from Midnight Apothecary, Master chef winner Julie Friend will be supplying … Continue reading

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Secrets from the Walled Garden – beauty workshop bookings open

Hi there, I am running a morning workshop with Fulham Palace in November, its a beautiful place with a fascinating history and a secret oasis in the metropolis.  Join me for some ‘kitchen alchemy’, drawing inspiration from the Palace Gardens … Continue reading

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Shop, Read, Eat Chocolate

“Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.”  Baron Justus von Liebig A little retail therapy might just be in … Continue reading

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Her Dark Material – Cacao absolute

“Cacao flowers were ingredients in perfumed baths, and thought to cure fatigue in government officials and others who held public office,” says the Badianus Codex, published in 1552 The Cacao tree flowers’ bloom in 2 cycles of 6 months the … Continue reading

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For the lust of Chocolate

“I know of nothing that stimulates my stomach and excites my mind  more voluptuously than the aromas of the these delicious dishes as they caress the imagination and arouse feelings of desire”   La Nouvelle Justine ou les Malheurs de … Continue reading

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