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The importance of a Zen Breakfast

“If you eat standing up death looks over your shoulder” Ayurvedic Proverb In the last 20 years the common sight of families sitting down to eat breakfast together has become somewhat rare. Despite developments in technologies that help us to do more, more quickly we still seem to be out of time to commit to…

Best of British -The PK love affair with locally grown ingredients

At Primrose’s Kitchen our passion is for British made and wherever possible British sourced. We take great care to find the best quality organic produce grown by passionate farmers and producers like us. Being a muesli and granola producer we use a LOT of oats. Being a key ingredient it is important we don’t use…

Pesticides in our Food

Hippocrates said “Let Food by thy medicine and Medicine be thy food” and I agree with him. Food should nourish and strengthen us with its vitamins, antioxidants and fibre.   At Primrose’s Kitchen we talk about Living in line with Nature. For me this is eating uncontaminated foods, breathing in clean air, taking regular exercise…

Wildlife Top Tips

I have drawn up my top tips you can start implementing in your life to make a difference to the Planet and wildlife around us. Stop using slug pellets as these get eaten by a whole host of other species and put chemicals into our soils. Alternatives: Seal your garden and rehome some hedgehogs to…

An Interview with Explorer Ben Saunders

I am really excited to be interviewing intrepid explorer Ben Saunders about life and his recent expedition to Antarctica. It was his 12th expedition, a west-to-east traverse from Berkner Island to the Ross Ice Shelf via the South Pole. Ben did the trip in memory of his friend Lt Col Henry Worsley, who nearly completed…

Wild Forage Kefir

Kefir is a potent probiotic, which supports gut health. With the link between the gut and mental health more well understood now it is more important than ever that we bring back our ancestral knowledge of fermented foods to support our body with. Kefir comes in two forms. As water kefir grains which you can…

fresh, natural tea with herbs and flowers

Time for tea

In the UK we love our tea and we spend a fortune on teabags, the majority of which contain a lot of dusty contents, are placed in bags often containing plastic fibres and generally we infuse them ONCE very quickly. I have always felt them very wasteful… I prefer infusing spices and fresh herbs straight…

dried nettle - muesli ingredient

Nettle and Apple Bircher

Spring is on its way and the wild greens are springing up all over the place. When I am not chewing on the punchy wild garlic leaves for their vitamin C and blood thinning properties I am brewing pots of tea made from cleavers, nettles and primroses in order to absorb their beneficial nutrients and…

yoga - for balance and natural living

‘The Law of Attraction’ making your 2018 goals a reality by Zoe Tilley

The start of the year is an ideal opportunity for a fresh start and to set yourself goals. When doing this remember ‘The Law of Attraction’. You attract what you think about! So lets not only think it, let’s INK it and make it a reality! Here are our 10 steps for success: BELIEF. The…

dvdv - on a tree - yoga pose

A Nourishing Autumn Yoga Flow with Catherine Gallagher

“I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Autumn is certainly one of the busiest times of the year. The kids are back to school, there’s more rich heavy food, caffeine, endless to-do lists, Halloween, Bonfire Night and maybe event Christmas and New Year plans begin popping…