Kid-friendly lurgy-busting brew

Here is another excellent home remedy and something we have a lot at home during this time of year. Basically, super-loaded stewed apples that, like the garlic oxymel, can be part of your winter kitchen remedy kit. Rich in Vitamin C, immune-boosting and antimicrobial...

A good start

Oh hello again!! Sorry for the blogging hiatus, but I had to take a few weeks off to finish the long list of commitments requiring my attention – mainly end of year assessment for my Masters program, but also some work-related tasks that I absolutely HAD to get...

Recipe: Kasha

Once upon a time, I lived in Russia and studied in St Petersburg. Back then, I was finishing a double major in Russian and Drama. I spent a semester honing my linguistic skills, then bought a one way ticket on the trans-Siberian and traveled widely until, eventually,...

Recipe: winter breakfast

We picked up a beautiful huge bunch of rhubarb at the Marrickville markets on the weekend and I knew just what to do with it once home – stewed rhubarb! All this week I’ve been having delicious dollops of rhubarb on top of my current favourite, coconut...

Recipe: Date Delights

Here is an excellent make-at-home treat that is a cinch to whip up and handy to have in the fridge for afternoon tea. It’s fairly high in sugar – thanks to the dates, honey and fruit – which is why you make little balls and eat just one or two at a...