I recently had the opportunity to have myself privately tested for food intolerances, but with a big discount. There are four types of allergy categories: allergy type 1 is Ige-medicated allergy or true allergy. The reaction happens either straight away or after a few minutes. Reactions can range from sneezing to hives or an… Continue reading The allergies I never knew I had!
Leading on from my blog about all the lovely things that have been bubbling away in my house, I also wanted to share with you some other of my other favourite fermented foods. I never liked sauerkraut but I knew I had to try it. I found some red cabbage and beetroot sauerkraut and loved… Continue reading Fermenting, fermenting, fermenting!
When I received my box of MooGoo, Dusty Girls makeup I was so excited, natural makeup at last! The box it was delivered in has a big cow on each side, Monkey always loves to colour in the cow. The makeup itself is also beautifully packaged in mellow, dusky tones and lovely natural illustrations. On… Continue reading Dusty Girls Natural Make Up.
In serval corners of my house there are jars or bottles of things fermenting and bubbling. Visitors will often be offered a taste of these amazing (in my opinion) substances, they often find them tangy or sour, but I love them. It all started approximately a year ago with Milk Kefir. Milk Kefir grains are… Continue reading Bubbling jars of love!
It’s been two months since my first appointment with my nutritionist, my sister, Jessica Backhouse. I’ve lost over two stones! For the first time in about 10 years I’m 10 ½ stones! This is amazing, I feel great. Sometimes I can feel the stress building up, so I have an Epsom Salt bath which completely… Continue reading A catch up with the Nutritionist
My sister, Jessica Backhouse, will soon be a qualified nutritionist. For her course at Birmingham CNM she needed people to practise on and use as case studies. I am lucky enough to have her advise me on my nutrition and how I can use what I eat to fix me. So, with my dad (who… Continue reading How a nutritionist changed my life!
When I was pregnant with Monkey one thing I was so looking forward to was weaning, exploring foods with my child. Different flavours, eating out, the food markets in London and of course, baking. Well, that didn’t work out for me, it’s been a bloody nightmare. Oh well, onwards and upwards. As the smallest crumb… Continue reading Extreme weaning