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A Year in the Garden 2019

After an extended blogging break, I am continuing the tradition of posting highlights from my garden from the previous year. January/February/March   April/May/June   July/August/September   October/November/December If you look back on A Year in the Garden 2018 the 2019 growing season is a little behind that of 2018, which was exceptionally advanced. A Year in the Garden – 2017 […]

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Seafood Chowder Recipe

Seafood chowder is a comforting dish, especially good on cold winter nights. It is also easy and quick to prepare. Perfect for the holiday season. Ingredients 500g fresh white fish – I used haddock 500g fresh salmon fillets 200g cooked jumbo prawns – I used frozen 1 litre milk or unsweetened soya or almond milk 3 large potatoes, peeled and […]

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Clootie Dumpling Recipe

Clootie dumpling is a steamed pudding, usually eaten at Christmas or New Year (Hogmanay). The term Clootie comes from the Scottish word cloot (clothe) which encases the dumpling while it is cooking. My mother always made a clootie dumpling for Christmas, and I have carried on this tradition. Ingredients 500g plain flour 500g mixed dried fruit (I used a mix […]

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Triple Layer Pavlova Recipe

In 2015, my pavlova style changed forever after witnessing Welsh actor Michael Sheen’s winning triple layer pavlova  on “Great British Comic Relief Bake Off. ” Michael used passion fruit and lemon curd for his filling – a beautiful combination. The following is my version – perfect for a Christmas dessert. Preparation Preheat oven to 150 C/ 140 for fan assisted oven. […]

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Indie Authors: How to be Featured in Publishers Weekly

Indie Authors did you know you can have your book featured in Publishers Weekly? Publishers Weekly Select You can have your book featured through PW Select for $149. “PW Select is an entry-level marketing program that gives you: – feature placement for one month on BookLife.com – a listing in Publishers Weekly‘s print and online editions with your book cover, synopsis […]

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Watching the Daisies is #1 Best Seller on Amazon US!

“Watching the Daisies” has a bestseller tag on Amazon US! It is holding the #1 spot on Kindle for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Doing a little happy dance… Thank you to everyone who has supported me in reaching this very precious moment in time.   Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life […]

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My Writing Journey – from New Age Teacher to Indie Author

I celebrated three years as an indie author on 14 November. However, my writing journey began more than 30 years ago… New Age Teacher The first natural medicines workshop I attended was an introduction to reflexology and massage in 1986. I knew from that day on that I wanted to become a natural medicines therapist. After a lot of travelling to courses […]

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25 Books for Christmas, The List #GiftIdeas #FeedYourKindle — Books by Patricia Furstenberg

I am thrilled to have my memoir “Watching the Daisies” included in Patricia Furstenberg’s post “25 Books for Christmas.” Find gift ideas for book lovers or feed your kindle this Christmas with engaging reads from our list: romance, historical fiction, children’s books, young adult, Sci-Fi, crime, contemporary, poetry, short or humorous reads in paperback or e-Books, the last-minute stocking fillers. […]

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