Welcome to my blog, with news of my Shiatsu massage practice in Suffolk, exercise classes and cooking workshops, some views on events and happenings locally and abroad....and more.....
Trish Dent

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Shiatsu Stretch and Exercise

A refreshing approach to exercise using a combination of Do-in (Eastern energising exercises)
stretches, pressure points, breathing and relaxation to set you up for the day
at Theberton Village Hall
beginning Thursday 9th November
10 am – 11.15am
£50 for 6 sessions
 Booking essential
For enquiries/booking contact Trish Dent on 01986 780939/07530 699985

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Suffolk Kimchi

I view Kimchi as the hot Korean version of sauerkraut. The Koreans are hooked on this: average daily consumption is 125g per person.  The original Korean recipe calls for Chinese cabbage, but as I haven’t seen one around these parts (deepest rural Suffolk) for a while, I find pointy cabbage (or hispy) works well.  Although this may sound very hot, the fermenting process tempers the heat.  This recipe is open to your own variations in vegetable content and flavours. I generally don’t add chilli, but enjoy the ginger and garlic.

1 pointy cabbage

1 carrot
6 red radishes
2” piece Daikon radish or ½ small turnip (if available, not essential)
2-4 cups water with 2-4 tsp sea salt mixed in
1-2 strips wakame seaweed, cut into small pieces
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp finely grated ginger

Finely chop cabbage, slice other vegetables, place in a bowl and pour in enough of the salted water to cover. Place a plate on top to keep veggies under the water and leave overnight. Pour the water off the veggies and keep to one side. Mix the spices to a paste and mix into the veggies along with the seaweed. Place the veggie mix into a glass jar. Add just enough of the saved brine to cover. Place a cabbage leaf or a ziplock bag with brine in it on top to keep the veggies submerged. Cover loosely and leave in a warm place to ferment for about a week. Move to a cold place or your fridge.  It will keep for some time, unless you eat it all!

Mix sauerkraut, kimchi or other pickles through chopped Steamed Kale for a tasty dish.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Yoga Mats, Blocks and Eye Pillows

I have a range of fabulous quality Yogamatters:
Sticky Mats, range of colours, at £15
Blocks, range of colours, at £5
Eye Pillows, blue, at £5

Collect from me at Spexhall or where I work in Woodbridge, Leiston or Beccles. 
Please order from me at least 24 hours before you want to collect.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Yoga and Shiatsu Stretch Classes

Classes start next week. Please see Shiatsu Stretch page for details.


Monday morning drop-in Yoga sessions at my Spexhall Studio. More details

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fermentation Workshop Saturday 14th October

Wild Fermentation Workshop
Saturday 14th October
10am to 12.30pm

We'll be at Spexhall Village Hall where I'll be demonstrating how to make traditional sauerkraut and a Suffolk version of Kimchi. I'll be showing you how easy it is to make your own milk kefir and will have some grains available for you to create this healing drink. They'll be a fabulous fermented beetroot drink, tasty and great for your gut and plenty of interesting foods, flavours and ideas to try. You'll get a chance to make your own vegetable ferment from a host of seasonal produce.  You can even bring your own garden vegetable glut to begin fermenting.
Go to my Fermenting page for more info about the wonderful health benefits of fermented foods and drinks
Cost is £30 and includes a glass jar for your own ferment to take away.
Booking essential.
email me for a booking form.
This is an Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Fringe Event

Friday, 12 May 2017

New Ultimate Prebiotic Ferment

I've been researching the benefits of inulin, a soluble fibre that helps combat constipation and also feeds your natural microbiome (gut bacteria). One of the best sources is asparagus, ideally consumed raw. For me there are two options: either marinate asparagus or ferment it. I'm going for the second option today as fermenting means it will keep a long time. Perfect time of year as it's in season and local. I'll let you know how it tastes (the white thing on top of the asparagus tips is a piece of cabbage to stop them rising up the jar and spoiling).
Come to my forthcoming Wild Fermentation Workshop on Saturday 10th June to discover more about the benefits of fermenting easily and safely at home.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Time for a Spring Clean?

An internal one, that is. Our bodies become overloaded with chemical toxins and pesticides, as well as too much food. Spring is the ideal time to begin a cleanse to give your liver the help it needs to work effectively for you.
Come to my Heal your Gut workshops to find how to gently cleanse your entire system and restore it with health-giving foods. Go to my Cooking Classes page (right) for more details, or email me now.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fermentation Workshop

A short introductory workshop to give you the fundamentals of fermenting, how to create tasty healthy fermented vegetables to boost your immune system. You'll also be able to sample other fermented foods and drinks. Full instructions given and you'll leave with your own jar of ferments veggies.
Saturday 18th March
10am to 12.30pm
at Leiston Centre for Wellbeing
Go to the Cooking Classes page for details

Monday, 30 January 2017

Yoga Workshop

My Okido Yoga teacher Tomoko Mori returns once again to Suffolk to lead a Spring yoga workshop. The date will be Saturday 11th March.
The workshop will be at the beautifully refurbished Theberton Village Hall. We begin at 10am and finish at 3.30pm.
The morning programme is Exercsie, Breathing and Asanas after which we'll break for a light homemade lunch.
In the afternoon we'll share a relaxing ginger compress and finish with Meditation.
The cost of the day, including lunch, will be £60.
For more details about Okido Yoga, please visit their UK website
email workshop queries to myself or Book online here

Monday, 9 January 2017

Individual and small group Yoga and stretches

Looking for a small exercise group or seeking one-to-one tuition in yoga for health and wellbeing?
Stiff or supple, we all benefit from exercise. I will share practical exercises that are achievable with your particular body-type and level of health.
Individual and group sessions (4 maximum) by appointment only.

email me for potential times/dates and rates,
or phone me on 07530 699985.

Sessions are at my new private studio in Spexhall.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year, New Exercise Classes

My popular Shiatsu Stretch Exercise Classes begin on Thursday 5th January 2017 at Theberton village hall. New participants are welcome. See the Exercise and Stretch Classes page on the right for more info.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Heal Your Gut Cooking Workshop.....date change

Duh....well, I have to admit that I managed to double-book myself. So I have had to defer my cooking workshop to the 26th November....yes, that's a Saturday, so book with me now to find out how you can create a fundamental shift in your wellbeing and boost your immune system, naturally.