Hi there Yogis.

Not much to report.  I am busy painting for the exhibitions and sewing both commission pieces and things for the Wearable Art Exhibition in July.  I was asked yesterday to put stuff on insta, but I am not ready yet.  Everything is “Almost photographable”.  I will put a couple of “almost there” images up today when i am near the phone…  The shorts to the left are on the way – Inspired by Desigual and the Paris “UP-CYCLED FASHION” runway.

YOGA – The classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Sunday at 4.30.  The rest of the time I am teaching yoga at Windarring, Sewing or Painting.

Don’t forget to diarise the YOGA LUNCHEON at 1pm on Saturday the 27th May.  I will let you know the details as we go along.  Could be LONE WOLF SALOON or it could be THE VIC near the open fire (sounds good!)

REGISTRATIONS – If you want us to stay here for you, please register or re-register if yours has run out.  I have every intention of being here for the long haul, but I am sure IYTA did too, and now they have closed their doors.  The expenses of running an Institute are increasing, and if you don’t register and support us with “bums on seats” and registrations, then we too will be forced to take undesired action.  I know you are busy – keep in mind, I am too.

Dandelion Tea Recipe

This is truly the most simple dandelion recipe to make, and it starts off with collecting dandelion flowers – the green parts must look like the picture on the left.  .  They are everywhere even though the weather is cold.  Make sure you have got the REAL Dandelions as shown and not the rough old native ones which are OK for making beer, but no so good for tea.

Below is the best way to make dandelion tea.

Dandelion flower tea is a natural diuretic, and you can drink it at any time of the day – but don’t overdo it.  It tastes slightly bitter if you include the green parts,  but you can always make sure your pick does not include the green bits, unless you like it to taste a bit bitter.  . It’s not overwhelmingly bitter though, it has a faint grassy sweetness that I really enjoy. The flavor is similar to but more fresh and not as strong as the dandelion root tea (I make the roots into tincture).

This tea is so easy to make.  Once you have enough dandelion flowers foraged and rinsed briefly if desired, add a handful to a mug and pour boiling water over it. Let it steep for about 5-10 minutes and then it is ready to drink! You can strain the flowers out or not – your choice.

¼ cup fresh dandelion flowers or more

  • 1-2 cups boiling water
  • to sweeten, use sugar, honey, maple syrup – optional


  • Quickly rinse dandelion flowers, if desired, and add them to your favorite mug.
  • Pour boiling water over the top of the dandelion flowers to fill the mug.
  • Let the tea steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the flowers if desired, although it’s not necessary.