Blackberry Delights & Unexpected Encounters or Becoming Addicted To Foraging!

It was a gorgeous day today, so after doing some errands in town, I decided to come home the long way along Lough Atalia [Galway city] and through the wild meadow beside it. The sun was shining, there was a brisk breeze and the air seemed alive with sound. I recommend always being prepared, if … Continue reading Blackberry Delights & Unexpected Encounters or Becoming Addicted To Foraging!

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13 Ways to Grow Your Hair Long Faster Naturally

So I don't know about you but in the last four years, I've being having a lot of bad hair days, not just every other day or once in a while but like everyday, all the time. Unfortunately, I'm not Rapunzel, no matter how hard I wish, quite the opposite alas. Four years ago this … Continue reading 13 Ways to Grow Your Hair Long Faster Naturally

Foraging on the Banks of Lough Atalia in Galway, How to make Honeysuckle Ice Cream and other Nectar of the Gods

Last Sunday, I went foraging in the lush wild meadow that runs along the side of Lough Atalia, the small lake that runs to the sea in Galway harbour. It was a stunning day, I felt almost light headed with the scent of wild flowers, fresh running water and the earth warmed by the heat … Continue reading Foraging on the Banks of Lough Atalia in Galway, How to make Honeysuckle Ice Cream and other Nectar of the Gods

Foraging in the City: How to make Herb & Flower Infused Oils at home, as well as Uplifting Eucalyptus & Mint Shaving Cream

Foraging in the city can be truly enjoyable, challenging and always rewarding. The joy and satisfaction of making your own remedies, cosmetics and food from herbs and flowers you gathered yourself  is immeasurable. The heart of summer is an excellent time to gather your herbs for making creams, balms, salves, oils, tinctures, tonics, teas and … Continue reading Foraging in the City: How to make Herb & Flower Infused Oils at home, as well as Uplifting Eucalyptus & Mint Shaving Cream

Beauty from Nature: How to make Witch Hazel & Rose Facial Cleanser & Wild Strawberry Leaf Toner

Witch Hazel & Rose Facial Cleanser Ingredients: Purified Water Witch Hazel Rose Water Aloe Vera Coconut Oil Organic Reusable Cotton Rounds   Method: Pour 500ml of Distilled Purified water into a large glass jug with a tight lid Add Three Tablespoons of Witch Hazel Water Add Two Tablespoons of Rose Water Add a heaped Tablespoon … Continue reading Beauty from Nature: How to make Witch Hazel & Rose Facial Cleanser & Wild Strawberry Leaf Toner

Marmalade Madness!

I discovered in a local shop last week that they had gorgeous juicy spanish oranges for the incredible price of 45c for 1lb so I bought 15lbs in total with the plan of making enough marmalade for the year! Its actually incredible easy to make marmalade and costs very little.All you need is time and patience. … Continue reading Marmalade Madness!