Archive for May, 2011

Trouble Sleeping?

 

We are regularly asked about the best way to ensure a good night’s sleep.  Here’s a five point plan that seems to work for most people.

1. Go for a stroll or do some light stretches an hour or so before you go to bed.  Nothing too strenuous, just enough to relax the mind and muscles.

2. Have a warm bath (not too hot) with some Epsom salts or essential oils in it (lavender & mandarin are ideal).

3. Try to avoid caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee in the evening.  Make yourself a relaxing herbal tea; chamomile is great and so is Yogi Bed Time & Heath & Heather Night Time.

4. Once in bed, swith off the TV, mobile phone & any other gadgets.  You need some serious “me time” – some people find a little light reading a help.  A lavender pouch under the pillow will help you to relax.

5. If steps 1-4 aren’t enough to help you drift off; short term use of products like Melissa Dream, Passiflora or Kalms Sleep may help you get back into a positive sleep pattern.  Come in for a chat & we’ll help find the right product for you.

Eat Yourself Fit!

We’ve teamed up with Jess Keane, Nutritional Therapist & Chef, to offer a cookery demonstration with a difference.  Jess aims not only to teach you how to cook great tasty food, also about how the power of food and good nutrition can help combat obesity, fight disease, banish fatigue  & raise your mood.

The demo is at Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan on Thursday 16th June 2011 at 7.00pm.  Tickets, at  just €10.00, are available from Blasta Wholefoods.

Cathy’s Spelt for Health

We’ve been stockists of Cathy’s Spelt for Health Irish made bread mixes since Cathy Whitty (pictured here with Anne & Mel) came to visit us during the Waterford Festival of Food a year ago.

Now Cathy, from Co Wicklow, has brought out an addition to the range – a Tomato & Herbs soda bread mix.  Its a really versatile product that also makes an excellent pizza base.  We’ve only had it in store since Tuesday & its already going very well.

If you’re a fan of Cathy’s existing products you’ll know what great quality they are – if not its a good time to give them a try.

Buy Irish

Over the last number of years we ‘ve been trying hard to source more and more Irish products and support Irish producers. 

During the recent Waterford Festival of Food we totted up just how many Irish products we now have, and even we were surprised at the number.  We currently stock around 200 hundred products from more than 30 Irish  manufacturers, many of them small artisan producers.

Ranges include bread, honey, sweets, biscuits, flour & bread mixes, porridge oats sauces & condiments and even soap & candles.  Now, to help people find our Irish lines, we’ve had some stickers made for the shelf fronts so  you can see at a glance when you’re buying Irish.

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