Category Archives: Recipes

It’s Chocolate Week…

… cue 7 days of sin Any excuse to gorge on gourmand goodies  and since it is renowned  as ‘the food of the gods’ one would not want to risk heavenly retribution by denial or refusal – would one?! So … Continue reading

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The smell of liquid gold for an Olympian

Sigh, I have now had some time to recover from the emotional highs, lows and drama of part one of the Olympic Games.  Intoxicating tension, inspiration and amazing  demonstrations of courage, strength,  determination and skill, virtues indeed for all of us … Continue reading

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In the forests of Sweden

A friend provided me an inspiration for a blend the other week, she has spent many memorable breaks in Sweden and loved the smell of the forests, with their cool, resinous, coniferous aromas.  Having never been to Sweden I simply … Continue reading

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Renaissance Beauty Secrets – Natural Cosmetic Making

If my previous post on the 17th century beauty lecture I attended whetted your appetite, well exciting news… In conjunction with the ‘The Wild, Beautiful and the Damned‘ exhibition and as part of their events programme, I will be at … Continue reading

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