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A-Z of Herbs & Spices

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Today’s spice is Quassia

Quassia amara, also known as amargo, bitter-ash, bitter-wood, is a species in the genus Quassia, with some botanists treating it as the sole species in the genus. The genus was named after the […]

Guidance On Covid Return by the GCMT

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The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies have produced a very helpful document for people working face to face on soft tissue therapies to return to work after Covid 19 Lockdown. Click on the link to […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices, P is for Parsley & Poppy Seed

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Today’s herb is Parsley

Parsley is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean. The two most common types are French curly-leaf and Italian flat-leaf.

Over the years, parsley has been used to treat conditions like high […]

Live Streaming Course Dates

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Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates

Anatom & physiology online programme for home study plus

5-8pm Wednesday evenings times 6 practical sessions

13th, 20th & 27th May, 3rd, 10th & 17th June

 

Level 2 Exercise To Music

Level 2 […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices O is for Oregano & Oolong Tea

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Today’s Herb is Oregano
Botanically known as Origanum vulgare, oregano is a flowering plant from the same family as mint. It is often used as an herb to flavour food.

Although it is native to Europe, it now […]

Peanut Butter Banana Bites

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Ingredients:
3 bananas 
100-125g cup peanut butter
200g dark chocolate melted 
2tsp coconut oil

 

Method:

Peel and slice bananas into a.5cm thick slices 
Line a tray with baking paper 
Put 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter on a banana slice and add another […]

A-Z of Herbs and Spices N is for Nettle

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Today’s herb is Nettle

Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a shrub that comes from northern Europe and Asia. Its scientific name is Urtica dioica.

It has been a staple in herbal medicine since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians […]

A-Z of Herbs – M is for Mace & Mint

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Today’s herb is Mint

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha.

While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices

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Today’s herb is Lavender

Its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash”. The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient Egypt. There, lavender oil played a role in the […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices K is for Kaffir Lime & Kefir

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From our resident Food Finder Krissy Billiczky

Today’s herb / plant is Kaffir Lime leaves

Kaffir or Makrut limes (Citrus hystrix) are different from regular limes in that they are very bitter with bumpy skin. In Thailand, the makrut […]