If Bernard Preston's inspirational books do not awaken in you the desire to live long in the land, then alas I have failed! Oh yes, and the desire to sit under those trees you once planted, to nurture those grandchildren you have borne.
Alas, sometimes it takes a fist banging on the skull, or a pick axe to break open the frozen sea within us. Is poor health trying to tell you something...? Just where are you planning to live, if you don't look after your bod, eh?
The green journey starts with a sickening of some part of your own lifestyle. Shall I toss that plastic cup knowing it is my children's future I am trashing?
Health advice to make you sick wonders whether she writes tongue in cheek, or is she serious?
About resistant starch describes how some carbohydrates are broken down in the small intestine giving a surge in blood glucose but not if they reach the colon.
How to grow broccoli for its vital anti-tumour properties; it is delicious too and we particularly like the branching varieties which bear for months.
Irish potato leek soup should be enjoyed cold but has many variations; try adding some salmon to make a complete dinner. In France it is known as vichyssoise.
High folate levels are important for children too, and not just women. It is strongly correlated with academic achievement; less aches and pains for all of us.
Lemon Drop Drink Recipe has a few thoughts on what is actually in citrus that makes it so nutritious.
Frailty cheats is a basic simple menu and exercise planner to ensure that we halt the progression of premature disability, weakness and weight loss.
Spiritual and stupid is our Jephthah; a sobering reminder of just how crazy good religious people can become.
Canned versus dried chickpeas reveals that the convenience in making your quick hummus comes at a price.
Solar winter solstice makes some folk dance around the apple trees, sipping their gluhwein in memory of a forgotten era; for others it is a time of reflection.
Best chicken feed for brightly-coloured yolks should ideally include legumes like alfalfa and green beans, young corn and better still wheat for the betaine.
Healthy hummus recipe without all the preservatives is so delicious, but it goes off after three days so don't make too much. Any excess goes in our low GI bread.
Total blackout and regular loss of power are extremely frustrating but there is an alternative; harvesting sunshine and storing it in batteries.
Getting your garden soil ready is important since it will then become a carbon sink and help prevent global warming. Chickens add their nitrogen too.
Olive bread recipe is so easy to make this way; no more than ten minutes plus five hours to bake of course.
Urban agriculture means you know how most of your diet is grown, fertilized and sprayed. Let us call it real food, not the poor shadow from the supermarket.
What is potting in the garden is a catalogue of what to plant when, and their unique benefits. If you love the taste of food then plant and pick it yourself.
Ten commandments of food security just restates what we should already know, but probably do not, and in any case in large measure quietly ignore.
Stunting of children is not only a third world problem but is prevalent in the west too, if one includes mental backwardness from poor nutrition.
Mussel facts are interesting but what the heck, they are delicious and they can be cooked in a jiffy.
Treat brother Ass kindly, feeding him properly and making sure he gets plenty of exercise as he bears not only you but also the Almighty.
Vitamin C deficiency symptoms also mean weak blood vessels and depression; for the DC it is poor healing of damaged tissue.
The E-car has landed in the world with a thump but until there are some serious changes in the thinking of politicians they cannot thrive here.
How safe is our drinking water is a profound yet controversial and difficult topic; whilst chlorine can remove the bugs it also introduces toxic THMs.
Frailty syndrome can be prevented by timeously starting a simple exercise program, and ensuring that your food includes adequate levels of these four vitamins.
My favourite kitchen appliances include the induction stove and the stick blender. The wheat grinder and bread oven rank very highly. Say goodbye to the iron.
Grinding flax seeds helps to lower the omega 6 to 3 ratio to reduce inflammation. The lignans are a part of our prevention of breast tumours program too.
How to plant potatoes is hard work but if you can dig trenches you have earned the right to indulge despite the GI; freshly lifted they have half the starch.
Braised new potatoes have a lower glycemic index so there is less of a blood sugar surge; they are deliciously crispy on the outside with soft centres.
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