Welcome to Gran's Corner. Until very recently the wisdom of maintaining health within the family was passed on from one generation to the next. Mothers wondering about keeping their children healthy went to their own mother or grandmother for good advice.

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50th Birthday Party
CHICKEN KOFTA
Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 x 225g chicken breasts, skinless 20g fresh coriander, chopped 6g (¼) red chilli, diced fine 2 kaffir lime leaves, stems removed and finely chopped 12g...
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Thai style prawn and peanut noodles
THAI STYLE PRAWN & PEANUT NOODLES
Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 tbsp Meridian crunchy peanut butter 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp fish sauce 1tbsp sesame...
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Advent-Adventures-October
Advent Adventures
I’m sure all the grannies reading this corner will remember when ‘giving up’ for Advent was as common as ‘giving up’ for Lent.  Sweets, biscuits, chocolate, and cake; even...
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Take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side!
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
At this time of year Mother Nature is at her exuberant best.  Open your door or window or sit on your balcony and see – she’s saying ‘look at...
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To sleep per chance to dream
To sleep perchance to dream
There’s been a great deal of stress and anxiety about, both during the boom and now more especially in our post-boom reality.  One of the effects of this is...
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All-is-not-so-calm-or-bright
All is not so calm or bright
By the time we arrive at Christmas Eve, many of us are exhausted.  We haven’t really enjoyed the shopping, we may be dreading cooking the Christmas dinner, perhaps the...
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Sneezing Season
Natural product recommendations for Sneezing Season! Did you know 160kph = speed of a sneeze So what exactly is an allergy, and how do you decide whether you have...
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Natural Health for Mum & Baby
MUM Post Birth Healing: Most Mums and many maternity hospitals are very aware of the benefits of taking Arnica prior to childbirth to help reduce bruising and to speed...
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POMEGRANATE AND CARAMALIZED HAZELNUT SALAD WITH A SOUR CREAM FETA AND ORANGE DRESSING
Serves 2 Ingredients: 250g broccoli florets, lightly blanched for 2-3 minutes, refreshed in cold water, drained and set aside 2-3tbsp hazelnuts 1tbsp maple syrup ½ pomegranate, seeds only 1...
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FENNEL, RADISH AND FETA SALAD
This intensely refreshing and flavoursome spring salad is rich in fibre and vitamin C, and the highly aromatic flavour of the fennel balances beautiful with the peppery radish and...
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COLEY WITH ALMOND, CHILLI & LIME CRUST
Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 Coley fillet pieces, skinless & boneless 4 tbsp Meridian almond butter 1 chilli, seeds removed and finely diced 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 lime,...
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