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“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”
— Alfred Austin

Seasonal Food

As part of the Aromatic Year we want to introduce the concept of growing some of your own food in a small area and eating food that is in season as we go through the segments. I am creating a set of recipes for each segment using nourishing, nurturing (often vegan) ingredients. Each segment I will share a recipe on the blog. Read more …

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St Valentine’s Day & Recipes

St Valentine’s Day is held on February 14th and is traditionally a day when lovers express their affection by exchanging cards and gifts such as confectionary and flowers but its history goes back many centuries.

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Candlemas

The festival on the 2nd February is called Candlemas as it became the day when all the Church’s candles for the year were blessed.

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Welcome February

Welcome to the 1st February, Spring is stirring, and the Aromatic Year journey begins today. I am excited, apprehensive and inspired all at the same time! Traditionally the 1st February is celebrated in the Celtic calendar as Imbolc. This date being half way between...

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