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Village Salad • Horyatiki salata

Village Salad • Horyatiki salata Known to our visiting tourists, not surprisingly as a Greek salad, we consume bowlfuls of village salad at just about every meal. I had to include a recipe, of course, but really you need to look in your fridge, using your favourite salad ingredients. I…

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Eating out • Mum’s Bistro • Review

Review • Mum’s Bistro Eating Out  Mum’s Bistro is lovely little family run Cypriot Eatery, nestled in the heart of Bowes Park, North London. This is a restaurant recommendation/review I have been meaning to write for a long time. I love this place and it’s friendly owners!! It’s one of…

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The Best of British Superfoods

The Best of British Superfoods Sarah Flower has compiled a very comprehensive and easy to understand list of British Superfoods you should be including in your day to day eating and what is so great about them! Plums One of the highest ORAC values (measure antioxidant activity).  They score higher…

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Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Smoothie. I always associate pineapple with tropical holidays. Cutting up such a large fruit its almost like a bit of an occasion. In my mind the Pineapple represents a little bit of sunshine! The Pineapple contains a wealth of nutrients including large amounts of vitamin C, its…

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Protecting your skin from the Sun

Protecting your Skin from the Sun Are you wearing Sunscreen? I know that this is a favourite subject of mine and many have heard me say…The Sun is NOT your friend and whilst we’re on the subject, this includes SUN BEDS. The fact is that up until you’re 30, you…

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Pan-fried hallumi • Tiganito hallumi

Pan-fried hallumi • Tiganito hallumi Hallumi is all-consuming. Just one cheese is never enough in the Buxton household. I keep plenty in the freezer as a handy stand-by; it’s quick and simple to cook, very user-friendly, versatile. Greeks eat hallumi at breakfast with olives and bread or with watermelon…the saltiness…

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Wedding Organisation Essentials

Wedding Organisation Essentials Most women start planning their wedding as soon as they’re old enough to understand what it is, but daydreaming about your special day as a child is quite different from organising the real thing as a grown-up. With so many things on your checklist, it’s easy to…

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Optimum Skin Health

Optimum Skin Health Our skin is often neglected, especially when we are younger, but as we age, our skin shows the signs of wear and tear.  Our skin needs constant nourishment and hydration in order to stay in the best shape.  As we age our skin gets thinner and more…

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Let Intrigue Be Your Guide

Let Intrigue Be Your Guide Intrigue…a word which captures the imagination. A word which within itself suggests there is more…a hidden discovery to be made. Seeing the world and each other through the lens of intrigue allows for expansion; which invites development of the psyche – of the soul and…

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A Spring in your Step

 A Spring in your Step! As I write this article I am watching the hailstones hammering down onto my patio and confusing all my spring plants. Apart from the beautiful bloom of cherry blossom everywhere to remind us it is Spring, arctic winds, hailstones and temperatures struggling to get beyond…

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EMBRACE THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Embrace the Winds of Change I was out in the garden not too long ago, picking up the broken twigs and branches, left in the wake of Storm Doris. This got me thinking about the cycle of life. Again. It fascinates me to observe Mother Nature making change happen, in…

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Stuffed peppers • Yemista piperia

Stuffed peppers • Yemista piperia ‘Yemista’ literally means filled…in this instance peppers. They make a colourful sight, like traffic lights in a row,wearing little hats at a jaunty angle. Often over the Lenten fast we substitute the pork for finely sliced mushrooms. If I am having friends round knowing I will be…

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide By Claire Hastings Don’t worry, there isn’t any holiday that is approaching. But, we are going to take a lucky guess and say that you have probably forgotten about a b-day, anniversary or something similar that is approaching, right? And you are probably super tired of…