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Massage Message, Issue 14a: Lavender scones, competition winner and facebook page
July 08, 2011
At the moment the lavender is flowering. What a smell when you brush against it!
Lavender is widely used in Aromatherapy – if you only have one essential oil, lavender is the one. It was used to “comfort the stomach”, as a cosmetic water, an insect repellent, to scent linen, and as a reviving, yet soothing oil. Here is another traditional use for lavender:
You will need 225g plain flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, a pinch of salt, 55g butter, 10g sugar, 1 tablespoon English lavender flowers (Lavandula officinalis) and one beaten egg.
Start by pre-heating the oven to 220°C, then sprinkle some flour on a baking tray. Thoroughly mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub the butter with the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and the lavender. Mix the milk until you have a dough. Roll into 3 cm balls and squash down. Brush the scones with the beaten egg. Bake in oven for 7 minutes or until well risen and brown.
I have just baked them and tried one: subtle lavender flavour, yet not overwhelming. Very nice with mascapone and jam.
I have recently set up a Touching Well facebook page. Please have a look, maybe you like it. If you have any pictures or comments, please write them on the wall.
I have just looked through the older newsletters and noticed the competition to put in feedback on the Touching Well Website . I never got round to anouncing the lucky winner (apart from the winner herself).
The winner of the Christmas competition is (dadadadam!) Tania.
Here is an extract: At 31, I had experienced quite painful lower back pain for some 9 years.... Chronic pain was a daily experience for me, until ..., after four Dorn treatments, I feel well for the first time in almost a decade! ... The treatments have been tailored to my history and also how I'm feeling at the time, and both the Dorn exercises and the Breuss massages are extremely gentle and relaxing. ...
This evening we are having one of our massage exchanges, I really look forward to it. We usually start with a meal, today it's lazy vegetable lasangna. Guess what's for pudding? Lavender scones with clotted cream and jam. Just writing about it makes my mouth water. Even though the food is always fantastic, the best is the company and, of course, the massage.
I seemed to be in a homely mode today. A really quick, yet quite impressive dish is the lazy lasangna. I use frozen medeteranian vegetables, passata and lasangna sheets in layers, a bit of cheese on top, and presto, ready for baking. Tha't's one of my secrets...
Now have tidy the bombshell after cooking ...
Issue 14a of the Massage Message, 8 July 2011.
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