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Pampered by nature

We often write about the wonderful food and medicinal plants that you can find in organic gardens such as the Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman. But did you know that within your garden you can find plants that can pamper the body too? Take the humble Avocado for example. Very popular in vegetarian cuisine and… Continue reading Pampered by nature

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Experience Green Health Yoga at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman

As you sit on your exercise mat, sunlight dances on the water drawing your eye and calming the mind. Trees rise up, lifting your gaze to look out towards the mountains.  Birds sing to one another all around, as a gentle breeze cools the forehead. Tension melts away, revitalising energy flows in. You are experiencing… Continue reading Experience Green Health Yoga at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman

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The lovely Mango ginger

Mango ginger (Curcuma amada) is an under-used spice yet it has both medicinal and culinary benefits. The rhizomes (roots) are very similar to ginger, are yellow inside with a lighter colour on the outside, and they have the smell and taste of raw mango. Mango ginger grows very well in the tropics and here in… Continue reading The lovely Mango ginger

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Why organic gardening is good for you and the environment

This past few weeks we have an abundance of fruits being harvested from our Heritage Garden. We’ve had the Gouyav (Guava), and lots of limes and lemons. By the way, if you are wondering about what to do with your excess Guavas, especially because the fruit becomes ripe quickly and is easily damaged, turn it… Continue reading Why organic gardening is good for you and the environment

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Your green health in 2014

The new year is here and many of us are making resolutions and plans and strategies to live healthier and greener lives. It is really quite amazing: everywhere you turn people are questioning their lifestyles and are looking to do better this year.  Perhaps it is because of the effects of our current way of… Continue reading Your green health in 2014

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Which beneficial plants do you grow in your garden?

The Jasmine tree in our office garden is in full bloom, its fragrance fills your nostrils the moment you step through our little gate. We sometimes pick the flowers and scatter them around the office. It makes everyone happy, especially as we know that the bloom is fleeting and we have it only for a… Continue reading Which beneficial plants do you grow in your garden?

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Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds: The Wall Street Journal

  Via The Wall Street Journal Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors tracked 73,308 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost six years. The church is known for promoting a vegetarian diet, though not all of its… Continue reading Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds: The Wall Street Journal