A good choc chip cookie

July 28, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good choc chip cookie?

I’ve been involved in baking in some form or other my entire life. My Mum used to bake a lot, my Dad used to make and ice all our birthday cakes, and with four older sisters there was always someone cooking something in the kitchen. The Edmonds cook book in our house,...
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Combatting Croup

June 27, 2017
Croup Croup – it's rough. It creeps up on your poor, unsuspecting child like a ninja quietly ninja'ing in the night. My kids are ninjago mad in case you couldn't tell. Your kid can seem totally fine by day – and then night time hits - and boom – before you know it y...
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BBB - Banana, Buckwheat and Butternut Pancakes

BBB PANCAKES We LOVE pancakes, my kids would eat them everyday if I had the time to make them. We've experimented with all sorts, and we all have different favourites. We also love soup. Especially at the moment when the nights are cooler and all you want is a belly fu...
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these are the things, for the King...

Frankincense – the revered KING of essential oils, not an easy reputation to uphold over thousands of years, but it has! I can barely contain myself writing this, because I'm totally obsessed with Frankincense essential oil but before we get too far into it, it's prob...
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Just sitting here sipping on hot ionised water...as you do! As I sit here typing this, I'm listening to the sound of my mountain spring water bubbling away, looking out the window at the overgrown pines swaying about in what seems like almost a grey winters day, in early J...
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Back to basics

April 28, 2017

Keep it simple, and JERF, man!

I've been asked a bit lately, what are my top tips for being healthy? Immediately many things spring to mind, but I remind myself to always find out the motivation behind the question. Is it to lose weight? Is it to feel healthier? Is it for more energy? Is it all of th...
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I had never heard of Asafoetida until I was working with an Indian woman a few years ago. She is a Mother of four and I was heavily pregnant with my second child. She spoke of it so highly, she had been using it her whole life and used it on her children as well, even as i...
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By now we all know that we need to keep hydrated.But what you may not consider, is the importance of the QUALITY of the water you're drinking. I assure you – not all water is created equal. The human body is 75% water and 25% solid matter. To nourish, eliminate waste, ...
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But seriously....

What is Holistic Health? We all hear this term being bandied about, but what does it actually mean? And how can I use this approach to improve my overall health and wellbeing? In my opinion, to reach a state of health, wellbeing and also vitality, you need to look at ...
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Wholefood Pancakes

December 3, 2016
To say my boys and I are pancake fans is an understatement. In the winter time we're likely to be having either pancakes or porridge for breakfast. In summer they're a treat enjoyed with fresh strawberries from the garden or markets. I tend to make a few extra to go in th...
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