Healthy Habitat – Health, Food, Nature, Environment, Children & Education.

Looking after yourself and your family

Stay healthy and make sensible decisions for you and your family.

  • Explore nature
  • Eat well
  • Learn about herbs and plants
  • Educate and entertain children
  • Learn about some of the things which you can do to improve the health of you and your family.

We aim to create interesting and informative articles, pulling together good quality information from various sources, providing advice and tips, and links to extra information.

We have articles about health issues, information on herbal and natural remedies, food and healthy meal ideas, gardening and plants, entertaining children and home education, nature and environment, and more.

Flower of the Week

Snowdrops
Beautiful white Snowdrops are usually the first of the early spring flowers, appearing in January and signifying that spring is on the way.
Flower of the week

Snowdrops white flowers

Lavender

Lavender for Health
Learn more about lavender, including the medicinal uses of lavender.

Lavender for Health

Lavender Biscuits Recipe

Bee on lavender flower

Lavender is not just a garden plant, it attracts bees and other useful insects, it has medicinal uses, can be used to fragrance the home, and can be used in cooking.

Learn about the different types of lavender, its different uses, how to dry lavender, how to make lavender bags to fragrance your clothes, and how to make some delicious lavender biscuits.

Mint

Learn more about Mint, using it and growing it.

Mint and its uses

Apple mint with dew on the leaves

Schools Out

If you are educating your children at home, you may need some ideas for entertainment and educational activities.
We have a few suggestions here.

Home Educating in 2021

Schools Out – What Now ?

Educational Resources for Children


Fun and Games for children

Building a Bug Hotel

Spring Woodland Nature Walk ? Home Education Adventure

Child and bee

Coronavirus (Covid 19)

What you need to know
We have pulled together information on the current coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak, along with links to some interesting and informative articles.

Cornavirus (COVID-19) basic information

Coronavirus scams

What is a virus and what do viruses do?

novel coronavirus COVID-19 virus image

Food and Diet

Healthy Eating
Suggestions for simple healthy meals and snacks, and advice on food combining, health and nutrition.
– One pot easy meals
– Nutritional cost effective meals
– Simple quick snacks which are good for you.

Easy Healthy Meal Ideas


10 Minute Meals and Healthy Snacks

One pan egg fried rice and veg - easy healthy meals

If you would like to eat simple healthy food, which is cheap and easy to prepare, we will be putting together some ideas here.

Our first pages include some one pan healthy vegetable and egg meal ideas. Eggs are very good for you and not expensive.
Also some 10 minute meals and easy healthy snacks.

The journey of a Virus

Get on an airplane, travel, see the world.
Find a new place to settle, somewhere busy and exciting, with lots of people, bars and restaurants.
A new host to live with.

Then travel further, from one town to the next, by bus and train this time.
Quietly moving around, unseen and unheard.
By the time that anyone realises you were there – you have already gone, but your children are left behind to make their own journey.
They will travel as you did.

JH, 2020

Mint and its uses

Mint and its uses Mint is an important culinary and medicinal herb plant. It can be used in cooking, to make teas and refreshing drinks, and as a fragrance. Mints (Mentha) are aromatic perennials.The name mint comes from the Latin word mentha, which is derived from the Greek word minthe (from the name of a…

Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Elderflower Cordial Recipe Elderflower cordial is a sugary syrup which is diluted to drink, or used in other recipes such as jams and jellies. Elderflowers close up The spring blossom season comes and goes very quickly, and elderflowers are one of the last flowers to arrive. The flowers of apple and cherry may be more…

Flower of the week

Flower of the week – Snowdops Snowdrops white flowers Snowdrops are usually the first of the spring flowering bulbs to appear in January, signifying that spring is just around the corner. Their beautiful white flower buds are often seen poking out of ice and snow – looking quite similar to the ice and snow surrounding…

Lavender for Health

Lavender for Health Lavender is the perfect multifunction plant. It looks nice, it smells nice and it attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Lavender has health benefits, and it has a range of medicinal uses. It can be used for its fragrance, for lavender pillows to aid sleep, and in baths. Lavender essential oil…

Lavender Biscuits Recipe

Lavender Biscuits Recipe These lavender biscuits are quite delicious, and they are very easy to make. I recently made this lavender biscuits recipe with our 6 year old, who had been asking to make them since last summer (when we picked and dried lavender from our garden to make lavender sugar). They were delicious! Eat…

Home Educating in 2021

Home Educating in 2021 With another lockdown many parents are finding that they are now home educating again. This time the schools have been a bit quicker to organise some online learning and other resources. Also over the past year the amount of educational resources available for children has increased massively, including Websites, YouTube videos,…