The amazing almond

The amazing almond

  The almond (Prunus dulcis) is native to the Middle East and South Asia.  It belongs to the rose family and is closely related to the cherry, pea...

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The importance of ingredients

The importance of ingredients

  I am obsessed with ingredients.  Their origins, history, cultural and spiritual significance, and of course their safety and efficacy, are consi...

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Lakshmi

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. She is known for her glowing skin as well as h...

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lotus

lotus

  "No mud, no lotus." Photo copyright Nina Naidu, 2013

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