Category Archives: Botanical ingredients

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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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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Bite sized chocolate info ..

… some low down on the ‘Food of the Gods’ A recent piece of research from New England Journal of Medicine compares the number of  Nobel Laureates per a country’s capita to that of its chocolate consumption, no surprises they … Continue reading

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Divine GINspirations

Jazzing Up Juniper I am a glutton for food and drink inspirations and their crossover with perfume + smell, so ever since my ‘7 Noses of Soho‘ walk, I have been itching to try out one of the bars recommended … Continue reading

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Bean Genie

Forgive my unintentional pun  on the great Bowie track,   I do of course mean the aromatic, caffeinated child of the Arabica/Robusta plant. “No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of … Continue reading

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Dirt – what is it good for?

“In the period of which we speak, there reigned in the cities a stench barely conceivable to us modern men and women. The streets stank of manure, the courtyards of urine, the stairwells stank of moldering wood and rat droppings, … Continue reading

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