Top foods to help beat arthritis

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Home spun remedies, based on local ingredients and handed down the generations, like chicken soup to combat flu, are often dismissed as placebos.  We live in an age dominated by over-reliance on prescription medicines and pill popping, even for minor … Continue reading

What’s so good about the Mediterranean Diet?

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You may be wondering why the Mediterranean diet has got lots of media attention recently.  After all  it’s not another new food sensation but one that has evolved over hundreds of years.  In  2010 it hit the headlines after Unesco … Continue reading

Aubergine Parmigiani

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are a typical Mediterranean food packed full of vitamins and, like tomatoes, have been found to contain a compound that helps prevent cancer. They are so flavoursome and versatile that they are widely used in French, Spanish and Italian cooking. … Continue reading

Haricot beans and chorizo fabada

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Help! It’s March but the only white fluffy things leaping outside are snowflakes!  Where are the lambs-it’s just too cold! Temperatures are set to plummet even further so guess we’ll have to eat ourselves warmer this week. This one pot … Continue reading

Moroccan Carrot Salad

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I am posting this salad recipe as I think carrots often get treated badly in  this country arriving as soggy tasteless accompaniments to the main course. This is a more unusual and delicious way of cooking them. Also beneficial to … Continue reading