By Teresa Bassett Working from home as a writer, I’m well aware I’m one of the lucky ones under lockdown. I’m used to being on my own (if you don’t count the imaginary people I write about!) and, in theory, I should be able to Get On With Things. With so much going on in… Read More Easy Elderflower Cordial
I can’t remember why I initially chose an ash tree to be the heart of Silvana, unless it was because there was a huge ash growing directly opposite my house at the time and I loved to watch it change with the seasons – something that is reflected in this scene from The Greening, when… Read More ‘the Ash for nothing ill’
My brother was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, so I thought it would be a good time to look at foods which can help lower blood pressure in a completely natural way. If you take medication, or have been advised to, I certainly wouldn’t recommend going against your doctor’s advice. However, there are lots… Read More Foods which help lower blood pressure
Although I come from a traditional Cornish family, I gave up meat at the age of eight. This was unusual at the time (I didn’t even know there was a word for it!) and there was far less choice in the shops than there is now. No veggie burgers, no quorn products … All I… Read More Family Recipe: Cornish Cheese and Onion Pasty
Growing up, my favourite times were spent tearing about in woods and climbing trees, so I’ve always had a deep love and respect for our leafy friends. In fact, if you cut me in half, you’d probably find tree sap flowing through my veins instead of blood! Lately, I’ve been pleased to note that an… Read More It’s official: Trees are good for us!