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Sicilian caper and aubergine stew – Caponata

This dish can be made any time of the the year but in high summer aubergines are ready in the UK, most likely grown in a polytunnel: support your local producer! This ‘Long Finger’ variety comes from Down Farm, near Winkleigh, just up the road from Viveka Gardens. Organic growers Liv and Henry grow top …

  When Hilary Clinton described alternate nostril breathing in her post-election biography, this classic technique of yoga hit the headlines. In fact, there is a range of yoga breathing exercises – pranayama – that greatly benefit health and wellbeing. The chief benefit is to calm the mind and so counteract stress. Notice your breath at …

Solstice: when the sun ‘stands still’, a quiet point. At this turning point in the year, a day of yoga, yoga nidra, yummy vegan food, circle, tuning into the changing energies within and without. Enjoy ashram-style living for the day at rural retreat place Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm. With day and night length almost perfectly poised, …