Who was Earl Grey?

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Most afternoons we have a cup of Earl Grey, the tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of bergamot oil. The tea is named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764 –1845) who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from November 1830 to July 1834. You might have seen Charles Grey played by…… Continue reading Who was Earl Grey?

Another blogpost about porridge

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I’ve written several blogposts about porridge (see list on this page) including recommendations for some good brands of oats. I’ve been using Flahavan’s Irish Organic Jumbo Oats recently but have become fed-up with fishing out the half dozen inedible husks that seem to appear in every panful. I’ve gone onto Jumbo Oats produced by Shepcote…… Continue reading Another blogpost about porridge

Are you eating 10-a-day?

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An interesting article last year suggested that for a longer life you should eat more fruit and veg. 10 portions each day! Researchers looked at more than 350 studies from around the world that examined the impact of fruit and veg consumption on a range of health outcomes, such as cancer and stroke, as well as…… Continue reading Are you eating 10-a-day?

Have you tried this lovely Japanese style green tea?

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I like Newby’s Jasmine Green tea but recently tried a box of Newby’s Green Sencha tea. According to the packaging Green Sencha tea is: carefully plucked in early Spring. The young leaves in this green tea have been steamed in traditional Japanese style, preserving their dark green colour and delicate, slightly rice-like taste. I thought Green…… Continue reading Have you tried this lovely Japanese style green tea?

Several Reasons To Include Broccoli In Your Diet

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I’ve been trying to include Healthy Eating in my lifestyle for years but since getting my cancer diagnosis I’ve been trying even harder! I’ve spent hours researching what foods are most nutritious and I’ve written blogposts about some of them: My 5 favourite superfoods But I seem to have overlooked writing anything about BROCCOLI which…… Continue reading Several Reasons To Include Broccoli In Your Diet

Another blogpost about porridge

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I prefer porridge made with Jumbo Oats and recently discovered the best ones yet. Flahavan’s Irish Organic Jumbo Oats are really good with a lovely bulky texture. Flahavan’s have been milling oats at the family mill in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford for over 200 years. Read more. I bought my Flahavan’s Irish Organic Jumbo Oats from Sainsbury…… Continue reading Another blogpost about porridge