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The Sicilian sting thing – an offer you just can’t refuse.

I love functional food and this one hits the spot perfectly – the frozen dessert granita siciliana but with a twist – made with antihistamine herbal tea. Traditional Sicilian granitas are made from sugar, water and citrus fruit or coffee/tea … Continue reading

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The edible edible invasive

So good I named it twice… Carpobrotus edulis or Cape fig, originally from the cape territories of South Africa was introduced to many territories around the world as an ornamental garden plant, beautiful and useful (fire-retardant, erosion control, medicinal and … Continue reading

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Have courage plant some Borage

My banner features the plant Borage (Borago officinalis) a true wonder and perfect plant to start this month for a whole range of benefits. Borage is a plant with long herbal history in treating depression and doubt and in promoting … Continue reading

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Wonderful weeds.

You might be thinking … Wonderful? Weeds? Really!!! But yeah I think they are wonderful, not just in how they conquer and adapt to situations but beyond their lesson in persistance, they have some great atributes that holistic gardeners can … Continue reading

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