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Turmeric is the natural answer…

Tremendous Turmeric Ingested *Anti-inflammatory *Calms nerves *Purifies and cleanses the body *boosts immunity *Helps digestion and relieves gas Topically used *Exfoliating *Antiseptic *Spot prevention I must confess fresh turmeric, which is part of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, is something I’m only starting to embrace more-so now...having spotted it a few weekends ago whilst ‘exotic’ food shopping. A past time I relish often. The benefits of turmeric first came to light when my cousin’s father sadly got cancer - his amazing dedicated son moved heaven and earth looking for everything possible to alleviate the ... Read more

What is mouthwatering Molohiya, apart from my Favourite meal in the whole wide world?

Molohiya is both the name of the meal and the leaves, best described as akin to spinach although that really doesn't do it justice. It’s not uncommon for the floors of Cypriot village houses to be scattered with fresh molihiya leaves (naturally laying on a clean sheet!) left to dry. However, the leaves can also be bought already dried in bags from most supermarkets in Cyprus and Arabic countries, as well as from similar shops found in London. Long hot summer ... Read more

My book launch & a few of the events which followed…

What a rush, since my book launch on the 11th Dec, it’s been all go...A long time coming, and then it was Christmas Day and then New Year! The weeks have flown by. I wanted to share some photographs and a few words starting with the launch event. Firstly I want to thank the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre London, who provided the venue for my launch on recommendation from the supportive Turkish Cypriot embassy, who also donated some yummy traditional ... Read more