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Christmas Gifts @ Skin Herbalist - Treat Yourself to the pure power of nature

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The Skin Herbalist moisturisers, soaps and shampoos, Droserin, Protektin, Artrin, Cytovital and Ruticelit are all based on unique organic herbal extracts. Besides their creams, these products contain herbal extracts, pure natural essentials oils and thermal water from the Podhájska hot spring. They are beneficial to the skin and hair and, through the energy system of acupuncture points and reflex zones. Their advantage is that they act gently, they are easy to wash away with water, and they do not unnecessarily burden our body with chemicals. Nutritive Balsam untangles hair and provides it with nutrition.

Climbing plants for boundaries

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As we talked about garden boundary options last week, you might like to hear about some climbing plants that can be used to good effect around the perimeters of the garden. A word of warning first though – when I’m called in to design garden plans, clients often assume that planting climbers is a good way to disguise an unattractive boundary. It can work, but you have to be careful, as you could end up drawing attention to the very feature you’re anxious to conceal.

Perfect Early Spring Perennials

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Let’s consider some of the earlier perennial plants that do so much to extend the growing season in the garden. As a garden designer, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve people’s enjoyment of their outdoor spaces, and even though the year’s still young, there are so many beautiful plants that can brighten up borders in early spring, so it’s well worth seeking them out.

Evergreen Healthfoods

Everyone has a few favourite independent stores in Galway that just make shopping so much more enjoyable. They might include some independent clothes shops, cafes, restaurants, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, or bookshops, the city is full of them. There is a knowledge, expertise, and friendly banter in these stores that you do not get in the big chains. One of these shops that makes shopping in Galway such a pleasure is undoubtedly Evergreen.

Scrumptious summer desserts

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Things seem to be looking up for us here in Mayo. What a lovely Bank Holiday weekend we had last week. The weather is great; well it’s not raining every day so that’s a plus. I think a few easy summer dessert recipes are called for this week.

Succulent summer lamb dishes

Lamb is great any time, but this time of the year it is lovely. The weather is usual for our summer, raining one minute, sunny the next and it is hard to eat a proper meal in the heat.

Valentine's weekend delights for your special someone

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Valentine’s Day, romance is in the air. The cards and the presents will be exchanged, but will everyone get out for a romantic meal? As Valentine’s has fallen on a Tuesday this year many restaurants are spreading the love over the whole weekend, and Monday and Tuesday, and why not?

The energy-giving properties of maca

Maca, sometimes referred to as ‘Peruvian Ginseng’, is a root vegetable native to Peru.

Test your food and music knowledge at charity table quiz

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Do you know your Green Onions from your red shallots? Chef and restaurateur JP McMahon and Galway nightclub stalwart Dermot “Doc” O’Connor are teaming up to host a charity food and music-themed table quiz on Wednesday the 30th of November in Massimo in Galway’s West End.

Dandelion - the wonderful ‘weed’

Dandelions grow in every continent in the world, and are edible in their entirety. They are thought to have evolved about 30 million years ago and have been used for food and as a herb for most of recorded history.

 

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