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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 …

lemon polenta cake

This vegan and gluten free lemon polenta cake is really wonderful with summer berries and a soya or cashew cream. I also served it out of berry season with blackcurrant jam mixed with vanilla soya yoghurt. As you can see, Emma who was here to stay found it super tasty. ‘Well-balanced’ was another comment on …

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