Sugar-Free Elderflower Cordial

Seasonal and fresh, this recipe is a wonderful way to imbibe the benefits of elderflowers, which have been used in traditional medicine systems for thousands of years. Elderflower provides a great remedy for respiratory issues, sinus problems, and elderflower extract has actually proven successful in killing hospital-born pathogens like MRSA. For such a sweet-smelling, unassumingContinue reading “Sugar-Free Elderflower Cordial”

Wild Garlic & Nettle Soup

Throughout the lockdown, many of us have been for daily walks, bike-rides and runs, and even discovered completely new routes to venture along. If you’re lucky enough to live close to fields, hedgerows and the countryside, you’ll have probably seen lots of Spring plants emerging over the past month or so. Spring is a timeContinue reading “Wild Garlic & Nettle Soup”

RECIPE: Wild Garlic & Preserved Lemon Pesto

Whilst we’re in the midst of COVID-19, it’s pretty difficult to know what we’ll end up with after a brief trip to the supermarket. Luckily however, we now find ourselves at the beginning of Spring, which means there are lots of herbs, leafy greens and edible flowers available in the natural world around us. WhilstContinue reading “RECIPE: Wild Garlic & Preserved Lemon Pesto”

Retreat Announcement: Women’s Spring Revival Retreat 2020

Women’s Spring Revival Retreat Bank Holiday Weekend May 8th-10th 2020 Lewes, UK A weekend of Yoga, meditation, relaxation, movement, wellness workshops, therapies, nutritional know-how, seasonal health tips, good company, time for you, a beautiful venue, delicious food and so much more. Hosted by Emma, Bridget and Georgie Newlyn, this unique retreat is an opportunity toContinue reading “Retreat Announcement: Women’s Spring Revival Retreat 2020”

Dairy Free Birthday Cake

When it comes to issues like dairy intolerance or IBS, many people are unable to consume those traditional favourites like an ice cream at the beach or a slice of birthday cake, without seriously paying for it later… This cake is an easy go-to option for anyone intolerant to dairy, whilst also being genuinely delicious,Continue reading “Dairy Free Birthday Cake”

Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)

April is a wonderful time to get outside and explore the abundance of Spring herbs and plants flourishing right now. The UK is full of greenery during these months of ample sun and rain, from detoxifying cleavers and dandelion to Alexanders and today’s featured ingredient of wild garlic or Ramsons as it’s also known. Wild garlicContinue reading “Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)”

Calm Cookies (vegan)

If a busy schedule, work deadlines or a general sense of underlying anxiety are leaving you feeling less-than-relaxed, this blend of mood-boosting, deeply calming, hormone-balancing ingredients could lend a helping hand. Even better news is that it all comes in the form of cookies! Chamomile tea is traditionally sipped at bedtime or when you’re inContinue reading “Calm Cookies (vegan)”

Spring Digestive Tea

It’s common to feel a little sluggish and heavy at the beginning of Spring (after all, we’ve just made it through a long and dark Winter, with heavier meals and perhaps more time indoors), and this is often reflected in the workings of the digestive system. To give the body and mind a helping hand,Continue reading “Spring Digestive Tea”

Blog Roundup: January, February + March

Catch up on the blog posts I’ve written for YogaMatters over the past couple of months, and send on to someone who might benefit from reading!   Ekagrata & Essentialism: 5 Steps To Focussing The Mind  ∇ Using Kapha Season To Build Strength In Mind, Body & Immunity  ∇ A Day In The Life OfContinue reading “Blog Roundup: January, February + March”

Springtime Parsley & Basil Pesto

As we welcome the Spring Equinox this week, it seems appropriate to make something green and full of life. The beginnings of Spring are very much a transitional time  of the year in terms of living with nature. After the heaviness and hibernation of Winter, it’s important to recognise whether there’s a need to re-setContinue reading “Springtime Parsley & Basil Pesto”