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Just some of what lurks in my kitchen. Sometimes they like to get together for a group photo& display themselves on instagram. There are even more behind the scenes that didn't fit in the photo... I dream one day of a kitchen big enough for a table, an open fire, a battered old sofa with an Irish wolfhound curled up asleep on it & a walk in pantry full of bubbling ferments& an abundance of fresh ingredients (the kids will have got over their animal phobias& I'll have learnt how to grow vegetables)... there'll be underfloor heating that comes from a natural mineral well in the garden, where there's a hot spring to bathe in by the light of the moon whilst eating chocolate ice cream& watching Strictly Come Dancing/ Ch4 trash on a huge cinema screen projected onto an ivy clad wall. 😳 Gosh. I didn't intend to publically expose such a fantasy; all I set out to post was a quick shot of some sauerkraut. Well, according to the law of attraction, the universe wants details - so there you go universe, bring it on (please thank you πŸ™πŸ˜€)... I'll post the new dream kitchen in a few months! . . . . #kitchen #fantasy #dream #home #openfire #irishwolfhound #sauerkraut #fermentation #pantry #spa #hotspring #natural #mineral #well #lawofattraction #kids #Strictly #thankyouuniverse #vegetable #Garden #moon #dream #barefoot #Nutrition

Wanna get your hands on my kombucha?! Well now you can whenever you like - they've taken up permanent residence in my drinks fridge which lives in our porch, so open anytime; Β£3.50 a bottle, honesty box on top of fridge, dm/pm me for address... As of next week I'm going to be working with homelesspembrokeshire's soup kitchen to bring in superfoods & supplements amongst other things...more on that later, but as of now, 20% of all kombucha sales are going towards this cause. πŸ˜€ . . . . #kombucha #fermentation #ginger #turmeric #antiinflammatory #GutHealth #loveyourbodynatural #health #healing #charity #raisethevibration #narcissism #pembrokeshire #homeless #giving #superfoods #supplements #zinc #magnesium #alcohol #drug #dependency #Malnourishment

Road trip no.2... On our way home from a busy few days @dartmouthfoodfestival with a stage demonstration on Friday (which I thought I had totally under control, feeling surprisingly relaxed until I must've forgotten to breathe& went a bit light-headed, losing my flow for a bit 🀦- rescued myself in a typically classy fashion by subtly stuffing my face with chocolate truffles) ...then a workshop with a delightful bunch of people which thankfully went much more smoothly. My painfully shy former self is feeling 'wtf has got into you?' proud though, & I'm looking forward to more of these unpredicted but strangely 'right' feeling experiences; thank you for having me, Dartmouth 😘 (...& thank you Plop Trumps for a bit of home education on the road - maths& science nailed!? πŸ’©) . . . . #dartmouthfoodfestival #devon #foodie #superfood #fermentation #workshop #kombucha #probiotic #GutHealth #sourdough #microbiome #roadtrip #caravan #homeeducation #unschooling #natural #health #publicspeaking #cookingdemonstration #selfconfidence #mentalhealth #narcissism #Nutrition #delicious #chocolate

My kids just ate salad. Luckily I'd dressed up for the occasion& this rather handsome chap swooped in just in the nick of time when it all got too much. 12 years I've been waiting for this. Actual salad. All 3 of them... No more words. . . . . #wtf #Swoon #hotbloke #kids #fussyeaters #vegetables #salad #natural #health #shocked #nutritionist #familylife #eatyourgreens #growyourown #fermentation #article #writing #workshop #consultancy #retreat #catering #detox #liver #alkalise

Autumn turns me into a proper food witch - & I LOVE it! πŸ˜€ Potching about with these amazing roots, barks, flowers & berries tonight, while the wind& leaves whip round outside. πŸƒπŸ‚ I'm fine tuning my herbal root beer& digestive bitters ready for my 'Tonics' workshop which I'm hoping to finally nail a date for this week, after banging on about it illusively for months. My kitchen smells like an apothecary 😍... I think I might stick a load of this in the bath tonight & immerse myself in a giant candlelit cup of tea, then blame Graham's collosal beard when the plughole gets blocked 😏. . . . #food #kitchen #witchcraft #herbs #spices #Flowers #plantbased #natural #healthy #recipes #nutritionist #digestion #Bitters #tonic #detox #liver #candlelit #bath #beard #tea #autumn #seasonal #naturopathy #AppleCiderVinegar #workshop

This was taken in my kitchen on a Friday night when I thought noone was looking. Not really. It was taken today @narberthfoodfestival where giant scoby fun was had by all who entered the masterclass tent at noon. My throat is hurting (there were some very buoyant violinists in the tent next door), but the wonderful smells, flavours, company& atmosphere of the festival more than make up for it... A pure celebration of all things food - brilliant. πŸ˜€ . . . . #narberthfoodfestival #pembrokeshire #food #love #foodiesofinstagram #foodporn #scoby #kombucha #MasterClass #fermentation #Nutrition #Local #workshop #recipe #natural #health #raw #Vegan #chocolate #superfood #cacao #ginger #turmeric #beer #matcha

Leftover pumpkin, orange & almond breakfast muffins... Here at the haveyourcakeandeatitnutrition headquarters, we unapologetically eat cake for breakfast at least 3 or 4 times a week. We don't care what anyone says, we do it anyway. We sometimes stay in our pyjamas till 9.30am & eat it on the sofa without a plate... sometimes they're not even actual pyjamas 🀘... Anyway, this is my new invention& we're loving the cose inspiring autumnalness of it & its tart orangey twang. πŸ‚πŸ It's really moist, naturally sweet, & is right on too, as it uses the almond pulp you get leftover from making milk, plus some roast pumpkin which in my case was hanging about in the fridge waiting to be upcycled into something delicious ♻️. . Recipe... Pulp from making 1L almond milk Similar amount roast pumpkin 1/3 cup honey/ date syrup 1/3 cup coconut oil/ goats butter 50g chestnut flour 2 eggs 1 1/2 teasp vanilla essence 1 teasp bicarb 1/2 sea salt 1 teasp orange essence 2 tablesp goats yoghurt (optional for a bit of an extra tang) ... Mash the pulp& pumpkin together Melt the honey& butter etc Mix everything together Dollop into muffin cups or a 20cm tray Bake at 180c for 8 minutes, then at 150c for approx 10 mins Take out when firm but not too brown . . . #autumn #healthy #recipe #muffins #breakfast #cake #alternative #holistic #natural #Nutrition #realfood #honey #orange #pumpkin #fire #cosy #pyjamas #rebellion #haveyourcakeandeatitnutrition #retreat #fuckthesystem #raiseyourvibration #pembrokeshire #coast #stdavids #kombucha

Narberth Food Festival workshops... My probiotic drinks workshop is now full but there are a few spaces left on my Cacao one - these are subsidised so only Β£5 each πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†... It's this Saturday at 2.30pm for 60-90 minutes & includes stuffing your face with actual good tasting healthy chocolate& superfood truffles, then making your own. There may well be various dregs of kombucha & ginger beer from the morning workshop which we can snort our way through as well πŸ‘ - if you'd like to come please let me know& I'll reserve you a space πŸ˜‹. . . . #cacao #chocolate #raw #superfoods #fermentation #workshops #healthy #food #alternatives #intolerances #GutHealth #love #taste #clean #eating #festival #naturopathy #Nutrition #stdavids #pembrokeshire #coast #Vegan #probiotic #kombucha #fruit

My latest article... Lots about fermentation in this one. I love writing & I'm really grateful for all my work that gets published. I'm also very grateful for social media though because the bits that don't get past the editors are often the bits I'd most like to put out there. This time it was my first-hand experience of curing & reversing tooth decay naturally, which is apparently impossible; (I've even read a PhD paper on why it's impossible)... What a shame that probably some rule beyond the editor's control, or the fact that my experience wasn't laboratory tested, disallowed it when it could have helped or inspired a lot of people. Sadly my profession is incredibly stifled; nature (including our bodies) has an incredible scope for regeneration, yet laws made for (imo) corrupt reasons in the 1930's still have massive power& a catastrophic influence today. It's difficult for people to put trust in something that's continually shouted down by a system we believe in, but my hope (/belief) is that as the system continues to crumble, so will these damaging rules& laws, making space for a new, authentic, healthy& ethical way... Anyway, I'm not talking about life& death in this instance, it's tooth decay - mild in comparison but still horrendous at times. I recently wrote quite an extensive email of ways to tackle tooth decay for a friend who asked (& probably regretted it - it was quite long)... It can only be general without knowing someone's background, but still powerful, & I'm more than happy to send it to anyone else who is at their wit's end with toxic dentistry, (& dentists with attitude!) &want to take their oral health into their own hands. I've also finally found an awesome holistic dentist too. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€Massage me if you're interested. (Or message, I'm easy 🀦). . . . #fuckthesystem #toxicdentistry #flouridefree #iodine #empowerment #natural #health #children #vitamins #D3 #minerals #magnesium #k2 #calcium #bloodsugar #homemade #toothpaste #curetoothdecay #ramielnagel #Nutrition #bonebroth #gelatin #writing #fermentation #phyticacid #food #haveyourcakeandeatitnutrition

Honey & ginger throat sweets... Experimenting with some autumnal kitchen witchery to help tackle post equinox colds& flu. Potching about with this kind of stuff is probably where I'm happiest. I love autumn, I love using food as medicine, I love inventing & tweaking recipes; scribbling down additions, tasting, adjusting measurements, more tasting - then finally that moment when it's as close to my idea of perfection as it's gonna get. Then eating it all. Love it!πŸ‘Œ These will be part of my 'Tonics' workshop in November along with digestive bitters, apple cider vinegar, shrubs & a restorative root beer... Just need to book a venue, set a date, tweak a few more recipes, put the washing away etc etc - won't be long! . . . . #tonic #workshop #stdavids #pembrokeshire #westwales #Flu #food #natural #medicine #naturopathy #vinegar #throat #sweets #digestive #health #liver #detox #recipedeveloping #kitchen #witchcraft #happyplace #dandelionburdock #herbs

Our next caravan adventure in a couple of weeks is a return to beautiful Devon, this time for Dartmouth Food Festival... I'll be taking to the stage 😬 (complete with a 'hit me baby one more time' microphone no less), where I'll be talking about superfoods& doing a probiotic drinks demonstration. I'll also be running a workshop on the Sunday, & hopefully having a lie-in & eating lots of delicious food on the Saturday πŸ˜‹... The only thing about caravans is apparently they're horrible to drive in the wind (I wouldn't know, I refuse to drive it altogether, but I'm very good at googling reassuring quotes for Graham from the passenger seat of wisdom. He loves that.). So, too breezy& I'll be going alone 😭 ...Last time I went to Devon alone I stayed at the YHA Dartmoor; I arrived at 11pm in thick fog, it was pitch black& I got surrounded by massive wild horses (standard πŸ™„) thinking it would be hilarious to block the road just as a lonesome car appeared in my rear view mirror& my very unwell car threatened to break down completely 😱 ... Just realised I was tensing my whole body writing those traumatic memoirs! Exeter Travelodge this time! It's all ok. It's all ok. πŸ’†πŸ’†πŸ’† . . . . #dartmouthfoodfestival #superfoods #kombucha #probiotic #GutHealth #ginger #turmeric #maca #matcha #cayenne #spirulina #alkaline #natural #Nutrition #leakygut #fermentation #workshop #yha #dartmoor #horses #caravan #holiday #camping #homeeducation #wellbeing #publicspeaking #freedom #confidence

Kimchi butter... I can't take the credit for this genius idea, but I wanted to share it with any other kimchi lovers out there, because it has become my go-to trusty friend for those times where I'm staring blankly into an open fridge wishing I could call in sick from dinner making duties& have someone bring me a feast in bed πŸ€” ...any thoughts on this, Graham?? Anyway, all you do is blend roughly 50/50 kimchi& butter (I like goats but any will do), reshape it& stick it in the fridge...then next time you can't think what to have for dinner, just slap& melt a bit of this on pretty much anything! Leftover rice, pasta, any kind of vegetables, meat, crackers, chips, anything! SO good! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ . . . #kimchi #butter #spice #makeyourown #chilli #ginger #garlic #goats #vegetables #pasts #homemade #meat #crackers #organic #fastfood #healthy #recipe #yumyumyum #festivals #catering #writing #homeeducation #unschooling #Nutrition #haveyourcakeandeatit #whatsfordinner

Our first proper trip away in the caravan, where I did a workshop with a lovely bunch of people @thecraftrevolution Dartington. I just love this place - these forward thinking folks dedicate their days to the exploration of how to create a sustainable future - they have a real birds eye view of life which I admire& it was lovely spending time in such an intriguing& positive environment. It's an inspiring place to be, full of interesting people... Graham& the kids went for a walk in the woods& found crystals - that's the kind of place this is πŸ‘Œ... But life needs balance, so off to Paignton seafront funfair we went! I get more annoyingly excited than the kids in places like this; I almost got thrown off the bumper cars when the grouchy bloke yelled at me for the 5th time to 'keep your feet IN, love - these ain't meant for adults y'know!'... Graham plastered on his best 'I'm just about tolerating this crassness because I love my family' grimace, which always adds to the entertainment. Luckily for him though, I (& the kids) wither after 5 minutes in the indoor arcades...we start to feel like we're trapped in a bad dream & need to go back to the forest again.... so back we drove (at breakneck speed) & peace was resumed.πŸ’† . . . #dartington #Totnes #sustainability #environment #society #progressive #funfair #arcades #summer #cosy #holiday #craft #positivity #caravan #crystals #peace #woods #Nutrition #naturopathy #workshop #sourdough #bread #crumpets #superfood #turmeric #kimchi #ferment

Graham (pictured here), gets understandably disheartened by the many 'Graham keep out' labels on the food in our house destined for somewhere other than his mouth... He looked particularly downcast today when he was batted away from a plate of crumpets, a tin of muffins& a new fizzy concoction, & gently steered towards a can of baked beans. You know how plumbers never get round to fixing the dripping tap at home? Well, when you cook a lot for your job, you don't always feed your family - same thing 🀷. Still, I felt bad, so I baked him a couple of loaves& devised a more positive labeling system (which I'm thinking of pitching a range of in Dragon's Den next year; this is 'No.1; The Hairy' for obvious reasons). From now on, instead of cautiously peeking into the fridge in fear of spotting the pink stick-it note of doom, he can hunt for this uncanny resemblance of his lovely smiling face & know that it's all his to enjoy πŸ‘. . . . #beard #love #hairy #husbands #marriedlife #kitchen #politics #family #food #sourdough #bread #crumpets #cake #drawing #dragonsden #royalacademy #plumber #artist #nutritionist #fermentation #workshops #gift #vouchers #christmas #detox #rehab #GutHealth #haveyourcakeandeatitnutrition

My harvest! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡πŸŽŠ ....It's fine, we weren't hungry. I'd like to thank everyone who can actually grow vegetables& therefore keep those of us who are shit at it alive. πŸ™ . . . . #TryAgainNextYear #gardening #vegetables #diy #growyourown #organic #Carrots #potatoes #gratitude #harvest #autumn #Strictly #Equinox #Nutrition #clean #health #recipes #fermentation #workshops #foodiesofinstagram #festivals #writing #cooking #stdavids #pembrokeshire

So my little business is now just over a year old& I've just got it a caravan to take me to food festivals& venues around the country. Although technically just a metal box, it's very significant to me for the freedom it represents. This past year has been without doubt the most difficult year of my life. Knowing that you can't pour from an empty cup, I've found the courage to remove myself from unhealthy, damaging relationships despite immense pressure of what's expected, so that I can give to my kids (& Graham) in the best way I can, & maintain my self-respect. I've known for a long time that you can't change others' thoughts, beliefs or behaviours, but more recently I've learnt that it's ok to step away from negative& depleting situations or relationships, no matter who they're with...& that sometimes that's what's needed in order to get clarity& be able to stop a line of history repeating itself. It's the hardest thing I've ever done, but also the kindest thing I've ever done for myself- & that in turn has given me the resources to achieve what I have in the last year, to give more fully to others, & to look ahead to many adventures in this caravan with my lovely family, hopefully expanding our businesses as we go. I'm not normally one to openly share things like this, especially in the public arena of social media, but I know that everyone's going through something, & when other people share their struggles or vulnerabilities, I often find it helpful in many ways... so if I can inspire just one person to know that it's absolutely not selfish to do whatever you need to do to look after yourself, as setting yourself on fire to keep others warm serves no one, then this slightly out of character outpouring will have been worth it. πŸ™ . . . . #caravan #smallbusiness #Nutrition #fermentation #workshops #selfrespect #selflove #healing #abuse #freedom #mentalhealth #family #adventures #liberation #children #health #recipes #Nutrition #naturopathy #workshops #travel #byronkatie #fermentation #festival #love #empathy

Autumn equinox... Detox season has arrived (& perhaps even more importantly so has Strictly πŸ˜€πŸ’ƒπŸ˜€πŸ’ƒ), & mine kicked off with a much needed very amazing massage& facial by the fabulous Lucy @menevia_spa St Davids πŸ’† (which I was gifted in March& have ridiculously only just got round to having!). Next monday, we'll all have (whether we want one or not), a flip in direction of the energy in our bodies, which will lead to a release of toxins from within our cells... This happens on every equinox& is nature's way of clearing us out twice a year to prevent a build up of toxic waste, & therefore remain in good health. The trouble is, these days it's not just natural metabolic waste we have to clear out, it's all the rest of the shit that even if you're careful to use natural cosmetics, cleaning products& eat organic etc, still sneak in. If the toxins can't get out of the body quick enough, we get a back-log, i.e. a monster cold/flu... I love (not in a sadistic way) seeing how many people get a cold in the few weeks after an equinox - I see it as a good thing& always tell my kids they're 'just having a clear out'. They love me for that when they're 'dying in their beds' & I prance in sounding like an even more annoying version of Mary Poppins. For this reason I also generally keep my mouth shut about it in public... Sometimes though, if the body's too sluggish to shift the toxicity out, it'll stay in the body& accumulate, eventually leading to deeper illness (it doesn't mean this has happened just because you don't get a cold though)... So to avoid this, now's a great time to help nature's detox along, & if you don't fancy a 10 day juice cleanse or an 8 litre colonic 😲, epsom salts might appeal more... they're great because all you have to do is get in the bath& lie there for 20 minutes πŸ‘―. The skin's the biggest organ we have& therefore a v.efficient way to detox. Epsom salts draw out toxicity& acidity (which is why our grannies used them to bring boils to a head - back when boils seemed to be quite the thing)...they're amazing for aches& pains & a small amount can really relax kids before bed. (Cautions in comments - but don't let them scare you!)

Just as I was hoping to fill another few jars with apple cider vinegar based witchy experiments (for my new 'Tonics' workshop in November; details to come), the apple fairy left this huge basket of beauties on my doorstep 🍏... (Fairies come in all shapes& sizes these days; this one was a big bloke called Simon who Graham's doing some plumbing for. Thanks, Simon 😘) These will be fermented into apple cider vinegar, then added to fruit, herbs, flowers& spices in various ways to transform into shrubs, digestive bitters& a 'hangover cure' root beer I'm working on...any volunteers to try it out for me?! . P.s.Probiotic drinks workshop at Narberth food festival is now full but there are a few spaces left on the chocolate one... message me if you'd like to come 🍫 . . . #autumn #apples #foraging #AppleCiderVinegar #weightloss #leakygut #natural #health #Nutrition #naturopathy #workshops #witches #plumbers #fairies #narberthfoodfestival #raw #Vegan #superfood #truffles #chocolate #kombucha #digestive #enzymes #Bitters #detox #icecream #homemade #diy #nofilter

Quick & easy no-knead gluten-free loaf... Lots of gluten-free breads are very starchy; mainly potato or tapioca flour, which send your blood sugar on a roller coaster, making energy levels& weight more difficult to manage. They can also be fussy, with too many ingredients& processes for me. I love this one because it's made with flours I rate for their nutritional value, it's quick to make& has a good texture. My kids love it, so it can't taste too weird either. You could experiment with different flours too... the recipe that inspired this one used quinoa flour instead of the buckwheat, but I found it too bitter... I have a sourdough version fermenting away in the hotbox as we speak; I've no idea if it's gonna work but I'll be SO excited if it does! 🀞 Recipe... Mix together: 475mls warm water 3 teasp yeast 2 teasp honey Leave for 15 mins... In a separate bowl, mix together: 100g millet flour 100g sorghum flour 100g chestnut flour 85g buckwheat flour 35g ground chia/ flax seeds, or a mixture of both 1 1/2 teasp sea salt... Mix both bowls together& add 2 tablesp melted goats butter or any other heat stable fat... Mix well for a minute or two, then put into a lined loaf tin. It will be fairly loose& sticky at this stage. Cover, but with room for it to rise (I put it in a food waste bag, blow into it then twist it shut), & leave somewhere warm for about 1/2 hr... Uncover& bake at 220c for 40 mins, covering with foil after 25 mins to avoid the top going too brown... Eat it all up πŸ˜‹ . . . #glutenfree #bread #recipe #simple #baking #Nutrition #naturopathy #millet #chestnut #sorghum #buckwheat #chia #flax #coeliac #diy #health #sourdough #fermentation #hotbox #GutHealth #leakygut #homemade #workshops #pembrokeshire

I'd love to say I'd just been for a surf& was chilling on the beach in a big coat with rosy cheeks& salty hair, feeling that lovely buzzy feeling you get when you're just starting to warm up... But I can't lie. This was very much a real life evening, but it came about after a properly shitty day when I left the house in chaos at 9pm to stomp along the beach before plonking myself down as far away from anyone else as possible, to glare at the sea for an hour or so - not even relaxing because it was late& I still had a million things to do at home. The only saving grace was the hot chocolate I'd shoved in a flask on my way out having given the kids a measly portion to compensate. It hit the spot nicely& I did melt enough not to throw the mug at a happy looking passerby on my way home. I think I might even have managed a grimace, lucky man. It's made with hazelnuts so is a cross between nutella& ferrero roche... basically the 80's in a mug. Recipe... Soak 100-150g blanched hazelnuts for 6-12 hrs Rinse& add to just under a litre of filtered water Whizz up in a powerful blender for a minute or so Strain through muslin (you can keep the pulp to make a cake with πŸ˜‹)& the milk lasts for 2 days in the fridge For the hot chocolate, just heat in a pan with cocoa powder, sea salt, vanilla& maple syrup. I normally add a tablesp of green pastures gelatin for a skin& gut boost too (add whilst cold if using to avoid blobs). It is very hazelnutty, so could be toned down with another type of milk if you prefer. . . . #healthy #hotchocolate #nutella #ferreroroche #80's #food #gelatin #hazelnuts #maple #honey #vanilla #coconut #seasalt #cocoa #raw #cacao #plantmilk #beach #surf #homeeducation #Mum #therapy #narcissism #coast #walk #kids #nutritionist #recipes #alternative

Much of my work is done in the evenings after the kids are in bed which can be a bit πŸ˜ͺ (even if like tonight it involves making 2 kilos of truffles - which need taste tweaking - 🀒), but when I get to see this on my way home from a drop-off, I can hardly complain... Proper summer; still warm at 10pm, the sound of the sea& some distant live music, the smell of camping... There was a field with hay bales right next to where I stopped so I climbed over the gate, clambered onto one & sat watching the sunset. It was lovely - until it got dark& I got scared... not of an angry farmer, a dodgy bloke or a ghost, but of a herd of geese or some other perilous wild things piling out from behind a feeding trough - because I knew it was only a matter of time before they came for me. So I went home. Wise move. One step ahead of you these days, beasties. 😏. . . . #sunset #summer #pembrokeshire #coast #Newgale #sea #countrylife #wild #animals #camping #livemusic #Nutrition #naturopathy #kombucha #fermentation #matcha #turmeric #ginger #honey #workshops #Vegan #probiotic #GutHealth #sourdough #cacao #sauerkraut

Workshops at Narberth Food Festival... I'm going to be running 2 workshops on Saturday 28th & the festival is subsidising them so they're only Β£5 each. πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ Both are roughly an hr long, possibly a bit longer. * 1130 Probiotic Drinks... This will include making kombucha& either a ginger or turmeric 'beer'. These are organic& sweetened only with honey. There'll be about 6 flavours to sample, so you can make the one you like the most & you'll be given starter cultures of a kombucha scoby& a ginger/ turmeric bug plus recipes& information for you to carry on brewing at home. *1430 Cacao... This one includes stuffing your face with (there's no room for modesty here) - amazingly delicious raw chocolate & superfood truffles... then you'll make the flavours you like the most to take home, along with recipes for these& raw chocolate ice cream πŸ˜‹ This one's vegan friendly too. The festival usually takes bookings in advance, but this year they've redone their website, something went wrong& now they can't, so it's gonna be a good old-fashioned 'names on list' affair... Spaces are limited & some have gone already, so if you'd like to come& learn about fermentation& healthy alternatives, eat, drink, make, & take home some weird looking new pets, then message/ email me. ☺️ . . . . #narberth #food #festival #fermentation #Cookery #workshops #nutritionist #kombucha #ginger #turmeric #beer #probiotic #drinks #recipes #GutHealth #raw #Vegan #superfood #truffles #chocolate #cacao #matcha #jasmine #spice #maca #cayenne #spirulina

Hard graft... life's a bitch! This generally happens post 10pm or pre 7am so don't hate me too much for being a smug-arse. When talking about how to decide what job to do, some wise person once said to me, 'Find what you love & do that'... 'Ugh' I thought, 'if only it was that simple'... So after being sent to uni& coming out none the wiser, I worked in a call centre for a bit (because I come from Swindon; it's in the contract), a sandwich factory (where I had frozen prawns thrown at my head), then searching for something more meaningful, I spent a couple of years working with ex-prisoners on probation (where I temporarily felt like Clarice Starling before it all got a bit waring)...& finally, many years later, after many more jobs, I'm chopping up my own chocolate creation in my kitchen with noone to answer to. Bliss! That wise person was right - & 12 years old. Says it all really. If I don't eat all this in the next couple of hours, it'll be at St Davids market tomorrow. πŸ˜‹ . . . #livingthedream #career #business #women #Swindon #university #sandwich #factory #child #wisdom #dowhatyoulove #chocolate #truffles #health #delicious #food #naturopathy #Nutrition #stdavids #market #pembrokeshire #handmade #pottery #coconut #cacao #raw #Vegan

Grey hairs & livers... I recently made quite a bold claim about reversing grey hair& promised to expand on it, so here goes! As with many things, I stumbled across this quite by accident. I realised my liver needed help when my hormones were getting the better of me after my first daughter was born; after 6 months of plucking up the courage to try coffee enemas, I found them &castor oil packing to be nothing short of miraculous...so continuing on my quest for liver cleansers& alkaline kicks, I also came across the 'concentrated greens', pioneered by Ann Wigmore, who ironically had a lovely (though dubiously fringed) head of hair - which according to her, turned from grey back to brown with the help of greens such as wheatgrass. 'Yeah yeah' is the usual response to that- &why wouldn't it be? Hair loses its colour& turns grey - end of. Except that's not true. What happens is hydrogen peroxide naturally builds up in the hair, then an enzyme (made in the liver) called catalase, breaks it down. If this chemical balance gets out if whack, the hydrogen peroxide (& therefore the grey), wins. So these greens help by a) giving the liver a kick up the arse, & b) being full of chlorophyll which contains loads of catalase. These 3 pictured are chlorella, spirulina& wheatgrass. Chlorella is my favourite as it doesn't taste of much - my kids even tolerate it in a smoothy which is saying something.... Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-grey hair, I'm just not ready for it. At 30 they started creeping in, then at 34 I had a proper look in the mirror for the first time after giving birth to 3 children& went 'oh shit', for many reasons, cried a bit, then set about making some changes. At 40, the grey is still minimal. At 45 I may have turned green from wheatgrass overload in desperation to prove this to be true - we'll see. I just know that if I hear a so called expert telling me something 'can't be done', what I hear is 'we don't know how it's done', then I try& find someone who does. How many 'incurables' are actually very curable is always debatable, but so far I can personally vouch for grey hair, bad eyesight& tooth decay -all of which are apparently permanent. πŸ‘πŸ‘

First blackberry pick of the season& these are being smashed up with honey& star anise to make shrubs - a refreshing gut-friendly sweet/sour cordial... This will ferment for a couple of days, then be strained& added to just the right amount of apple cider vinegar. At the moment it tastes EXACTLY like those blackcurrant& liquorice sweets I used to love so much, so I'm tempted not to add too much vinegar... It's given me plenty of autumnal inspiration though...warm spiced detoxing root beers, warm sticky spiced pudding with custard... crumble with custard....custard...🀀 . . . #custard #yummy #autumnal #foodie #pudding #ferment #shrubs #AppleCiderVinegar #GutHealth #weightloss #leakygut #fodmap #blackberries #staranise #spice #detox #liver #rootbeer #liquorice #honey #Cordial #foraging #workshops #pembrokeshire #coast

I've been approached for a few of these recently, & thought 'what a good idea!'... Apart from Narberth Food Festival on 28th September & my new 'Tonics' workshop in December, I won't be doing any more local workshops for a while, as I'll be travelling around to festivals, food festivals, cookery schools& other venues further afield (with my little clan in our new caravan! 😁)... So this way I can still offer local workshops, & the added bonus is that they can be tailor made to suit your interests& time schedule. Please contact me for more details. . . . . #Nutrition #naturopathy #Cookery #fermentation #Local #workshops #pembrokeshire #GutHealth #weightloss #goodfood #bespoke #detox #hydrate #festivals #foodfestival #caravan #travelling #kombucha #sourdough #Bitters #raw #Vegan #chocolate #superfood #sauerkraut

Experimenting for my winter 'Tonics' workshop... These apple cider vinegars need to be kept in a cool dark place & the only place in our house that fitted that description that wasn't already full of stuff was Graham's wardrobe. I don't think he's even noticed they're there. 'What's the point of using a wardrobe when you can have a giant heap on the floor?', he says. Apparently it makes much more sense; you can see your entire selection of clothes in one simple glance, picking your outfit doesn't even require opening a door, no hanging or folding is needed, & you can smell way more easily when they've gone off. He even tried to pass the heap off as a sculpture once. Anyway, I can't complain anymore because I've now got the perfect spot for my more delicate ferments. Win win! πŸ‘― . . . #fermentation #AppleCiderVinegar #natural #health #tonic #GutHealth #detox #liver #weightloss #probiotic #marriedlife #love #autumn #winter #workshop #naturopathy #Nutrition #stdavids #artist #men #clothes #sculpture #foodie #digestivebitters #shrubs #rootbeers #Cookery

If you want to get your hands on my probiotic drinks, head down to @caerfaibay where they'll be joining the very talented Rupert of @torthytir & his dreamy woodfired sourdough pizzas every Tuesday& Saturday night throughout the summer 6-9pm. They're Β£3.50 a bottle, organic& sweetened only with honey. Here they are ready to be transported... Tonight there's kombucha & water kefir lemonade. Another night it might be ginger or turmeric beer. There's just no telling what might turn up. We like to live life on the edge πŸ€“. . . . #sourdough #pizza #beach #coastal #holidays #camping #outdoor #living #woodfired #probiotic #GutHealth #leakygut #fermentation #kombucha #kefir #natural #lemonade #ginger #matcha #turmeric #cheese #raw #milk #delicious #Local #handmade #smallbusiness

Today is a happy day for me& I'm feeling a lil' bit proud 😊... The dream for a while now has been to spread my wings a bit& incorporate my love of food, fermentation& nutrition, with my family life... So having just returned home from collecting our new caravan πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ(& what a trip that turned out to be - I'm the first to get snobby about garish 24/7 shit-food shops, but when you're the opposite end of Britain to where you live at 10.30pm with a failed plan, nowhere to stay, very little food& 5 hungry people, it's amazing how perceptions can change!)... I now get to indulge in another fave pastime of mine - potching about with stuff to make a place homely - then we'll be all set& looking forward to some mini road trips over the next few months... First up is @thecraftrevolution at Dartington Hall, Totnes, on Sunday 31st August. Graham & I both fell in love with the intriguing& inspiring Dartington Hall a few years ago, so it's a real privilege to be returning there to contribute with my very own little business. After that I'll be at Narberth Food Festival in September, Dartmouth Food Festival in October, back to Dartington Hall in November, staying local with my new 'Tonics' workshop in December, then braving my first time teaching in a cookery school in January. Yeehaa! More details& booking on my website; link in bio. . . . . #caravan #roadtrip #smallbusiness #family #homeeducation #unschooling #naturopathic #Nutrition #health #GutHealth #recipes #fermentation #workshops #pembrokeshire #devon #bristol #cookeryschool #tonic #detox #liver #dartington #foodfestival #freedom #narcissism

The grand finale of last weekend's mammoth fermentation workshop here in St Davids... πŸ˜‹ All went well apart from my 'how not to do it' crumpet demonstration, as I'd forgotten my spatula so tried a clumsy flip with a couple of wooden spoons which knocked all the air out of them& resulted in a few blobs of dough 😬 ...but y'know, what can you do?! Shit unfortunately happens& being a recovering perfectionist, this is actually good for me! Overall it was a wonderful day of eating, making& drinking, with the most lovely bunch of interesting women 😘😘 . . . . #cacao #raw #chocolate #superfood #truffles #sauerkraut #kimchi #kombucha #sourdough #bread #crumpets #rye #fermentation #cultures #GutHealth #lowgi #weightloss #probiotic #brainhealth #healthy #alternatives #recipes #workshops #stdavids #pembrokeshire #westwales #haveyourcakeandeatitnutrition

Yay! New gift vouchers have arrived! 🎺🎺🎺 These are available direct from me (locally, at workshops or I can post them out), & can be used for whatever you want really, (although let's keep it food based, I can't offer much else)... It could be a bucket load of probiotic drinks, a lifetime supply of raw chocolate etc, or of course a fermentation workshop... These can be completely tailor made as a 1:1 (or small group) to suit interests, budgets, & time - from an hour long post-Christmas digestive rehab to kick-start the New Year, to an afternoon of decadent alternative indulgences (I'm not sure if that sounds dodgy or if I just have a filthy mind πŸ€”)... Anyway, whatever works. Please contact me if you'd like more details. . . . . #giftvoucher #Nutrition #fermentation #workshop #foodie #gift #christmas #bespoke #present #experience #treats #raw #Vegan #superfood #chocolate #truffles #sauerkraut #kimchi #kombucha #rootbeers #AppleCiderVinegar #shrubs #friends #family #learn #newskills #detox #digestion #liver

When the world's already gone utterly barking, then the circus comes to town, & even the more sane& upbeat people in our lives start telling us we'd better be scared 'cos the future's really starting to look a bit shit, I think (as well as swearing at tourists walking in the middle of the road), we need to focus on the little things that make it all ok even just for a minute or 2 - because in my experience the law of attraction is a very real thing. For me, today, it's these beautiful fermentation weight prototypes that @grahamlovettartist made for me& just got out of the kiln. They make me smile for lots of reasons. Tomorrow, it might be chocolate, or my daughter farting when she laughs, or a 'weed' coming up through a crack in the pavement against all odds... because good shit happens too. You never know, it might just turn out ok. . . . #lawofattraction #laugh #enjoylife #threeprinciples #nature #stopthefearmongering #positivenews #children #handmade #pottery #Stoneware #art #farts #corruption #politics #fermentation #workshops #sauerkraut #kimchi #optimism #mentalhealth #Nutrition #naturopathy #healthy #recipes

My witch's cauldron of sourdough starter bubbling away ready for tomorrow's fermentation day... This crock was actually one of Graham's more welcome finds from the local dump (it has been thoroughly sterilised!). It comes with me to all my workshops& I love it so much that I no longer allow myself even an eye roll when I hear the words 'Luce! I found this at the dump! What du think?!' being yelled from his van before I've seen what's about to be dragged into the house (& more often than not dragged straight back out again) - juuuust incase it turns out to be more treasure! . . . #sourdough #starter #bread #rye #crumpets #kombucha #kefir #kimchi #sauerkraut #rootbeers #superfood #truffles #raw #chocolate #fermentation #health #food #workshops #Cookery #recipes #Nutrition #pembrokeshire #westwales #upcycling #recycling #Reuse #pottery

This is possibly the most boring photo I've ever posted but I'm excited all the same - because this is my new fridge. When I'm cooking for people other than us, it's very helpful because Graham tends to see the whole kitchen & everything in it as one big trough... so when he's snouting about for food, I no longer have to label things with a picture of a hairy man with a cross through it. The other good thing about my fridge is that noone is allowed in it other than me. That way I can fill it with truffles, chocolates, cake, chocolate mousse etc etc& everyone assumes they're going somewhere important& leaves them alone... whereas where they're really going, is my belly. Genius ey?! . . . #fridge #cooking #catering #sourdough #cultures #fermentation #workshops #Nutrition #naturopathy #cacao #truffles #raw #chocolate #dairyfree #glutenfree #sauerkraut #kimchi #kombucha #sprouted #seeds #vegetables #festival #kitchen #recipes #natural #health #foodwriting #consultancy #pembrokeshire #westwales

Thursday Market... We're here every Thursday for the summer now, here in St Davids... Graham used to run the stall but this week we (by we I mean l) worked out that if Graham takes the kids to 'studio man-cave' for the day to throw pots& do other arty things (like sit on the wheel& see how fast they can go round without flying off), I get to stand around chatting to people& eating✌️... 'we' decided it was such a revelation that it could happen every Thursday. So... come see me if you like. I have truffles - which are not just for Christmas you know, they deserve respect all year round. Also, there's that old proverb of 'give a person a superfood truffle& they'll be happy for an hour or so; teach them how to make them & they'll have all their needs met for life'... Thankfully there's a workshop for this exact issue; Oriel Y Parc on Sunday 28th July (details in previous post). . . #market #stdavids #pembrokeshire #coast #handthrown #Stoneware #pottery #artisan #organic #fermented #food #Drink #probiotic #HappyGut #raw #Vegan #superfood #truffle #cacao #gingerbeer #turmeric #kimchi #popcorn #goodtaste #healthy #orielyparc #workshop

Fermented granola... I've been trying to nail this for years! πŸ€“ Imo, oats are very much worth fermenting... they're fairly high in phytic acid which binds to minerals& stops them from being ours, & I find with oats more than any other grain, they sit so much lighter in the stomach when they're fermented - you don't get that heavy 'Ugh I've eaten too much& don't want to move' feeling - which is good because it's a rubbish way to start the day. So, fermenting porridge is simple - you just add the water bit the night before, plus a small dollop of rye sourdough starter, or failing that goats yoghurt works quite well too, then make as usual in the morning. Fermented flapjacks were a delicious breakthrough (see post from last autumn) & great when you're feeling organised but they need to be dehydrated for many hours which is no good when you're hungry... Granola is ace for a few reasons - everyone likes it& when they crawl out of bed at different times wanting food, noone will complain that it's cold& lumpy, it keeps in a jar for the next day if you make masses of it, it uses less fat that flapjacks & you don't have to make it look nice; you just smash it up. The flapjacks tend to stay quite soft but this crunches up nicely as it cools πŸ˜‹ Recipe...(worth doubling to make plenty) *Approx 250g gluten-free oats (this is important; the challenge with fermented granola is avoiding it going too stodgy, & 'normal' oats do just that) *The night before you want them, add a spoon of rye sourdough or goats yoghurt, & just enough water to absorb into the oats without them going to mush - they should be sticky& moist but not too squelchy!) *Cover with a tea towel& leave at room temperature overnight *In the morning, melt a rounded dessertspoon of goats butter& one of coconut oil, 2 tablesp date syrup& 2 of honey *Stir in 1-2 tablesp cocoa/ cacao powder& salt to taste *Stir/ squidge into the oats as best you can, check the taste& adjust if nec, & spread out onto an oven tray *Bake at 180c for approx 25 mins, breaking up the mixture every now& again as it cooks *Lower the temp to 150c & give it another 10-15 mins * Leave to cool& crunch up a bit πŸ˜‹

Fantastic time had at @unearthedfestival this lovely solsticey weekend 🌞... there was lazing in the sun, there was dancing in the rain (& mud!), & I temporarily overpowered the smell of incense (which really is quite something) with my kimchi workshops; the poor woman who was in the yurt after me had to run a meditation session with garlic in the air& cabbage all over the floor (I would've hoovered the grass, but...) 🀷 . . . #festival #season #yurt #incense #summer #solstice #dance #meditation #yoga #circus #food #hippy #sauerkraut #kimchi #workshops #stdavids #pembrokeshire #westwales #rain #sun #mud #garlic #homeeducation #fermentation #kombucha #cacao #sourdough #nutritionist #naturopath