Category Archives: Recipes

Apricot & Chia Seed Overnight Breakfast – A recipe for healthy Skin

Are you finding that your skin is not looking it’s best right now? Being locked away with the heating on is not so great for the skin. You can always put a little bowl of water under each radiator, this gives the air a little more humidity. Remember to drink lots of liquids as this […]

It’s Elderflower Time…..

Elderflower Cordial Ingredients: 2½ kg white sugar, either granulated or caster 2 unwaxed lemons 20 fresh elderflower heads, stalks trimmed 85g citric acid  Method: Put the sugar and 1.5 litres/2¾ pints water into the largest saucepan you have. Gently heat, without boiling, until the sugar has dissolved. Give it a stir every now and again. Pare the […]

Great Great Granny’s Christmas Pudding – Stir Up Sunday 24th November

Stir-up Sunday (one week before the first Sunday in Advent) is traditionally the time to make your puddings.  This year that falls on 24th November.  Great Great Granny’s Christmas Pudding (with 21st Century amendments) This recipe is based on one that has been handed down through Peter Vaughan’s family for generations.  He has adapted it to suit as many 21st century special dietary requirements as possible.  It is:  gluten free; dairy […]

Peter Vaughan’s Christmas Cake – buy only what you need from our Zero Waste Section.

      Christmas Cake As you may well know Peter Vaughan & Judy Dain used to own the Healthy Life in Devizes. Now they have a thriving cookery school and an events business. We were discussing our zero-waste shopping experience and I asked them if I could have their famous Christmas Cake recipe. If […]


Have you seen the new Bamboo socks that have arrived? Well this is a recipe from Emma @ Thought and we thought (excuse the pun) that it looked rather delicious and what’s also rather fabulous is; all the ingredients (except the veg) are available in store or online…Marvellous Serves 4 (generously) INGREDIENTS 300g mushrooms 3 […]