The Low Carb Diabetic: Poinsettia's

The Low Carb Diabetic: Poinsettia’s

Poinsettia – have you got yours yet ?

One thing that is always part of Christmas in our house is the Poinsettia, at least one … if not more, are purchased, and they do look so warm, cheerful and welcoming dotted around on tables, shelves etc. Of course there are many varieties available but for me my favourite is the wonderful RED ones, they are brilliant. We also have some cheery Father Christmas ‘wooden’ ornaments and decorations and they sit well together on the hall table!

Read a little more about Poinsettia’s here

Rosemary Christmas Trees

It’s Christmas time again and maybe you are looking for another decorating idea, or you live in a small apartment and just don’t have the room for a full size Christmas tree. Of late, rosemary Christmas trees plants have become popular nursery, garden centres and grocery store items.

Not only is rosemary used as a Christmas tree festive ornamental for the season, but it is predominantly disease and pest resistant, aromatic, a culinary treasure, and responds beautifully to pruning to maintain the shape. Additionally, a rosemary tree for Christmas can be planted in the garden to wait the following holiday season while maintaining its role as an indispensable herb.

Read a little more about Rosemary Christmas Trees here


This fragrant herb is great for perking up dishes as it retains its flavour and aroma even after slow-cooking. Traditionally associated with roast lamb and savoury dishes, you could try something different with this hardy herb, such as using it to infuse soft drinks. 

Some recipes using Rosemary:-

Roasted Celeriac & Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary & Duck Fat, details here
Garlic and Rosemary Cauliflower Bread, details here

Lamb Rump with Rosemary Cauliflower Mash, details here
Pomegranate rosemary spritzer, details on this post here

Rosemary and citrus spritz, see here

I wonder do you like Poinsettia’s at Christmas?

Have you tried a Rosemary Christmas Tree? 

Do you like cooking with/using Rosemary?

Dear reader … you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter.

All the best Jan

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