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leaf mould – nature’s restorer

leaf mould – nature’s restorer

It is autumn again and the leaves are turning red, golden and orange before they finally fall to the ground and gather around tree trunks, lawns and bushes. If you own a lot of deciduous plants and trees, then rake up their leaves and make your own precious leave...

Cooking with herbs – lovage

Cooking with herbs – lovage

Welcome to the LWTM – ‘Cooking with herbs’ blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being. To...

Vinegar – the natural cleaner

Vinegar – the natural cleaner

When you shop next time, put a bottle of very inexpensive malt or cider vinegar on the list and you will be amazed what you can do with it. Here are a few of its many applications. 1. Descaling household appliances such as the kettle, iron, coffee maker or washing...

Nail strengthening manicure

Nail strengthening manicure

  Today is a great day for a manicure and anything to do with handcare.  Clean, manicured hands and feet are part of a groomed appearance. If you suffer from rather brittle nails (like I used to), then please read this tip for a nail strengthening manicure. Look...

Cooking with herbs – basil

Cooking with herbs – basil

Welcome to the LWTM - 'Cooking with herbs' blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Biodynamic versus conventional growing

Biodynamic versus conventional growing

In the early 1920ies the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner was approached     by a number of concerned farmers who saw that in just a few years of using artificial fertiliser the soil was getting so depleted that they feared for the future of their land. Faced with...

The origin of the moon calendar

The origin of the moon calendar

People have looked up into the sky for thousands of years to find purpose and a sense of time and order. In doing so pre-historic societies chose the path of the moon as their first cosmic guide.  Marked animal bones, recently discovered in the Dordogne region in...

Cooking with herbs – chives

Cooking with herbs – chives

Welcome to the LWTM - 'Cooking with herbs' blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Time is money

Time is money

Benjamin Franklin's quote has not lost its point in today’s fast-paced society. Years ago futurologists predicated a golden, technological Eldorado, where computers would take care for all our mundane activities,  whilst we all enjoy a great deal of free time,...

How to remove unwanted hair growth

There are many ways to remove unsightly, unwanted hair growth. Below you can find a few methods, some can be done at home, others need to be performed by an experienced hair removal expert.  The best times to remove unwanted hair growth is during the Waning Moon or...

Cooking with herbs-mint

Cooking with herbs-mint

Welcome to the LWTM – ‘Cooking with herbs’ blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Cooking with herbs- oregano

Cooking with herbs- oregano

Welcome to the LWTM – ‘Cooking with herbs’ blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Biodynamic living – a step too far?

Biodynamic living – a step too far?

Earlier today I read an article in a British newspaper called The Guardian with the title 'Insecticides put world food supplies at risk'.  This topic reminded of a few conversations I had with my English friends in the late 1990ies. At that time I already championed...

Cooking with yoghurt

  People have been making yoghurt for over four thousand years. Its name comes from the Turkish word ‘yogurt’, meaning ‘curdled or thickened’.  Milk (mostly cow and goats milk) is heated to about 45 degrees centigrade (112 degree F), then bacterial cultures are...

Cooking with herbs – The bay leaf

Cooking with herbs – The bay leaf

Welcome to the LWTM - 'Cooking with herbs' blog series In this blog series you will find historical information and recipes about the most commonly used kitchen herbs. They do not only add flavour, but they also make a positive impact on our health and well-being.  To...

Home-made body scrub

Home-made body scrub

You skin renews on average every 3 to 4 weeks and old skin cells can clog up your pores. In order to keep you skin looking clean and healthy and to encourage a good circulation, it is advisable to apply a body peeling on a regular basis. Here is a quick and easy body...

The effects of the moon on the earth’s climate

The effects of the moon on the earth’s climate

 Welcome to the LWTM 'Moon Science' section!  This series contains a number of blog posts that all deal with scientific and historical aspects of the moon.  If you are interested in this strand, please type 'moon science' into the search button and read more articles...