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Spotlight on The Dukeries Contents Health and Wellbeing Sugar Alternatives


Food and Drink Heart Melts 8 Business Focus Planet Design 14 Eazi-Move 15 Lifestyle and Leisure The Food of Love 18 Puzzle page 20 Home & Garden Garden Focus 22 Community Information Index of Advertisers

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What to use instead of the white stuff? that bacteria do not feed on it so it won’t cause tooth decay. Large quantities may have a laxative effect on some so introduce it gradually. It is toxic to dogs so must never be fed to them. It is available in some supermarkets and on line.


ost of us are well aware of the need to limit the amount of sugar we consume, but a little sweetness is occasionally required! Best then to use more natural, nutrient-rich products than refined white sugar, such as chopped banana, pear or berries or a spoon of honey (local or Manuka) or maple syrup on cereals. Similar could be added when cooking tart fruit or you may wish to try Xylitol, an increasingly popular natural sweetener that can also be used in baking and jam making. Xylitol, recommended by Diabetes UK, has been extracted from the bark of birch trees since the 1940s, when sugar was in short supply. Found naturally in many fruits, it looks and tastes as sweet as sugar but has 40% fewer calories and, with a low glycaemic index (GI), has far less impact on blood glucose levels than sugar, and even honey and maple syrup. Xylitol inhibits yeast so cannot be used in bread making and will not promote Candida overgrowth (the organism responsible for thrush). There is evidence


High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS, is increasingly being added to drinks and processed foods, instead of sugar. Fructose is the main sugar in fruit but there is some concern that when it is refined or ‘isolated’ it is not so good for us. It is metabolized by the liver and converted into fat more easily than any other form of sugar. Similarly, Agave Syrup, made from a Mexican cactus, may not be as good for us as first thought, but it does have a low GI. The safety of artificial sweeteners is still controversial but hopefully more research will be forthcoming. Websites such as are useful references. Stevia, a plant long used as a sweetener in South America and Japan, in their cola drinks, and recommended by the American Diabetic Association, is not approved for sale in EU countries! It is clear that deciding on sugar substitutes is not easy. It will be a personal choice based on taste, state of health and the latest reliable research. My advice is to check they are as natural and unrefined as possible. Try to use a variety, in moderation. Cutting down is always the best option as it reduces cravings, retrains your palate and improves your health! Picture a food pyramid, representing a balanced diet, with the healthy whole grains and vegetables at the base, supporting the other food groups and sweet treats, the tiny pinnacle at the top! By Sue Blain - Naturopath

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So-called because they would melt anyone’s heart. Why not whip up a batch for Valentine’s Day? Makes 24-30, depending on the size of the cookie. Preheat the oven to190C / Gas Mark 5 Ingredients For the cookies 225g/8oz butter (slightly softened) 140g/5oz caster sugar 1 egg yolk (lightly beaten) 2 tsp orange extract 280g/10oz plain flour 75g/3oz plain chocolate chips or chunks 75g/3oz raisins Pinch of salt

dish. Scoop out walnut-sized pieces of the cookie dough, roll them into balls, and then roll them into the cinnamon mixture to cover. Place the cookies on a greased baking sheet, spaced well apart. You might need two baking sheets if you make the full amount. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, and then use a palette knife to transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Pop the cooled cookies into a gift bag or decorative jar and your Valentine gift is all wrapped up. Enjoy.

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Modern Day Gum Shoes

he term “gumshoes” originates from the days when private detectives wore footwear with gum-rubber soles to allow them to move around stealthily and undetected. Recalling images of famous fictional characters like Columbo sneaking up on suspects to collect evidence, we could be forgiven for thinking that the main function of a private investigator is to help solve crimes. But we would be wrong! Though the nickname has stuck (no pun intended!) the modern day PI has much more to offer. A private detective gathers information about legal, financial and personal matters, so his work is diverse: from investigating suspected fraudulent claims for insurance companies to uncovering criminal evidence for law firms, and from undertaking background checks on prospective employees to providing proof of infidelity to suspicious spouses, he does it all! One image of a PI may be of a greasy haired individual sitting in a car eating sandwiches out of a bag whilst desperately trying to stay awake after hours watching the movements of certain unsavoury individuals. Though surveillance and undercover work do still play a part in the work of a Private Eye, these days he can more often be found sitting at a computer searching the internet for information about a person’s activities, education, criminal history or even past relationships.


Increasingly, this kind of intelligence is being sought by companies for preemployment screening, or by would-be brides and grooms before tying the knot! Some detectives investigate computer crimes such as identity theft, harassing e-mails and illegal downloading of copyrighted material. They are able to recover deleted emails and documents, and can also carry out mobile phone forensics to restore deleted texts, trace calls and uncover address book details. Locating the whereabouts of missing persons is another service offered. Current addresses can be found within 24-48 hours - very useful if someone who owes you a large amount of money has attempted to do a runner! But this service can also be used to trace old friends, lost relatives and even heirs to small fortunes. Some firms offer a “No Success, No Fee” deal for this type of work. If you are considering a new investment or are thinking of entering a new business partnership, you may like evidence that the company is bona fide, or that the individual is trustworthy. A private investigator can carry out due diligence checks on companies, and background checks on individuals to help with this. So, whoever you are and whatever your situation, if you need some legwork doing on a company or individual, why not call in a personal investigator and let those gum shoes do the walking! Debbie Singh-Bhatti

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n slippery conditions, leave at least twice the normal distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front, as braking distances are greatly increased in wintry conditions. Avoid sudden or abrupt manoeuvres - brake and accelerate slowly and carefully. When driving up steep gradients drive in a high gear and vice versa for low gradients. Practise slowing down and stopping by using your gears instead of the brakes of your car. Dropping down gears can be an effective way of stopping your vehicle as opposed to braking and possibly skidding. When driving over ice, if you feel your car is sliding or skidding, depress the pedals and do not brake as this will cause your wheels to lock. Steer gently into the direction you are skidding or sliding and allow the car to come to a gentle stop. If you have never driven in bad weather conditions before it may be worthwhile going to an empty car park with a seasoned driver. This way you can get a feel for turning and braking while having less control over the car. Check your antifreeze Antifreeze is one of those things a lot of people overlook during the winter months. It’s relatively cheap and if you do not check it you risk doing some serious damage to your vehicle which can be very expensive to repair. Always check that you are using the right type of antifreeze as there are different sorts. Our Vauxhall MasterFit technicians are always happy to give advice - just ask. Pack an emergency kit You never know when you might need some essentials. It’s easy to grab a few crucial items together and store them in your car, just in case the worst happens.

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t this time of year the sales of chocolate and oysters go way up. But do aphrodisiacs really work? Is the way to a man’s heart really through his stomach? Many old wives tales abound about food and love, and some of those tales actually have a grain of truth! Oysters have long had a romantic reputation. It turns out they are a good source of zinc, which is vital for the production of those hormones responsible for our libido! If you don’t like oysters, try cheese, pumpkin seeds, peanuts or lamb, which all have high zinc levels. Chocolate, especially dark, is also high in zinc. But in addition, it increases the amount of serotonin in the brain, inducing relaxation, as well as other hormones that increase pleasure impulses and receptiveness. No wonder we feel good after eating some!

Other foods that have been found to contain or release those all important feel good chemicals are sushi, pomegranate juice, wine, caviar, soy (tofu) and honey.


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he snowdrops maybe in full bloom right now, but as February marks the month of love, there is another flower which cannot go unmentioned. This is of course the Rose. Roses have been the symbol of love for hundreds of years, and where would our florists be without them? Come to think of it, where would men be without them? We’d have to make a decision as to which single flower to purchase, to show our affection to our intended. Roses had a great ‘boom’ period in the 60’s where homeowners and councils alike, removed geometric shapes from their lawns, creating island beds filled with roses. Equally spaced and pruned accurately, these hardy, woody shrubs lived on for years and examples of these schemes can still be witnessed. Associated with bare soil, manure, flat caps and the dreaded ‘P’ word (pruning), these woody and often stumpy plants, with their short lived blooms in vile colours, would eventually be seen off with a white talcum powder like coating of powdery mildew by late summer... I really don’t understand why they ever went out of fashion!!! Well thankfully those days are gone, and I reckon it’s about time our roses made a 21st century comeback. Just as Dahlias did a few years ago, I think roses deserve a second chance. Some of the modern roses with great pest and disease resistance and an instinct for repeat flowering, have been bred with the old fashioned sweet smelling types to make wonderful garden plants. In addition, there are roses for every situation, from pergolas and pots, to hedges and even partially shaded walls. They look great planted in a mixed border, especially when under-planted with a free-flowering hardy Geranium.

in the ground before the end of the month. Soak the roots in a bucket of water for around 30 minutes, while you dig a very generous hole about 40cm deep and 30cm wide. Incorporate well rotted manure or compost into the planting hole and plant slightly deeper than you would normally, so the graft (knuckle) is under the ground. Back fill with soil and firm well. Don’t prune until next month. And as for the variety you choose, be it Rosa ‘Sexy Rexy’, ‘Buxom Beauty’, or one of the more sophisticated named cultivars, be sure to go for a repeat flowerer with great scent. Other jobs to do this month include: Pruning deciduous shrubs such as Berberis Prune Clematis (type 3 / late flowering types only) Prune Wisteria (search spearjac on for my video ‘how to’ guide) Order seed potatoes and onion setts Lee’s favourite Rose of the moment, ‘Gertrude Jekyll’. Until next time, happy Valentine’s Day!

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n Saturday 10th March 2012 @ 7.30pm at the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton at 7.30pm our newest Rotarian Laura is jumping in at the deep end. Laura has planed an exciting James Bond 007 themed evening to Celebrate 50 years of the James Bond movies. Get your entrance ticket for only £12.pp that gives an evening with a Live Singer, Disco a welcome Cocktail and a Sophisticated Buffet. Come as James Bond, Pussy Galore or simply dressed to kill! Tickets are on sale at South Forest Leisure Centre & Bentley Bakers, Edwinstowe & Tony’s Barber Shop, Forest Road & Bride and Beautiful Ollerton. Bring your own drinks and pop your own corks! Contact for event 01623 825607. During the past couple of months the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest been very active raising money at their Proms Concert and Christmas collection at Tesco’s New Ollerton. We have given charitable donations to The Big House in Edwinstowe that offers short breaks for parents who care for children and young people with disabilities and challenging behaviour. They received £250 towards specialist ‘Go Carts’ that children are able to use in their spacious play areas. £300 has been given to the Thursday Club to pay for their Christmas party. This valuable club helps less advantaged adults in our community to meet weekly for evenings of social interaction. Last month Rotarian Sue Bevan, President of the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest inducted three new members Liane Shore, Laura Harmer & Stella Herbert. It is unusual for a club to induct three new members together and perhaps even more unusual for them to all be ladies. All three new Rotarians live in Edwinstowe and have for recently come to a number of meetings to find out what Charitable Service we give, 28

both locally and internationally and to get to know our club members and more about the club. Our club is a mixed club but ladies are still out numbered by the men two to one. If you would like to find out more about Rotary and how its members help the local community please contact me, I look forward to your call. Sue Bevan, President, Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest. sherwoodforest@ 01623 825607 www. Dukeries U3A, Ollerton January was a terrific month for the Dukeries U3A. We had twenty visitors and over seventy regular members at our General Meeting. We nearly ran out of chairs! We enjoyed hearing the latest news about all of our different groups, and the speaker, Ian Morgan, gave an entertaining talk on local history, highwaymen and various connected highways, byways and buildings in our area. I’m glad I don’t live on ‘Gibbet Lane’! We have, as a group, much to look forward to, including a trip to ‘The King and I’ at Nottingham, a visit to Ely Cathedral to see the Quaker Tapestries and the fabulous architecture, and, finally, a trip to the Rhubarb Triangle in Yorkshire, famous for its force-fed Champagne Rhubarb desired by all of the top chefs and Harrods luxury store. If you are not keen on travelling, we have much to do locally. Ramble, or go on more strenuous walks, play Bridge or Scrabble, make your own cards, read books, go tenpin bowling, study history or go for lunch and have a gossip with potential friends. We have much more on offer, so ring 01623 824789 for all the details. A visit on any third Monday of the month to the Jubilee Hall in Ollerton at 1.30pm will cost you £1 and could offer you opportunities and experiences to enhance your retirement. We look forward to seeing you!

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We meet every two weeks on Wednesday mornings at 8am at: OLLERTON HOUSE HOTEL Wellow Road, Ollerton. A very informal Business networking group. A group of businesses, the majority of whom, are personally referred to the group by other existing members.

If you would like to join our group, attend a meeting as a guest, learn more about us or use the services of one of our members then please send your e-mail inquiries to :

We promote the very best of business practices with “integrity� as the basis for all our business dealings.

or visit us online at:

We promote and refer business to our members through regular meetings and social events.


To advertise or contribute call 01623 249940


January–March early bird special

Early Bird available every lunch & all evening Sun – Thurs Fri/Sat 12-2.30pm and 6-7pm

early bird menu 2 Courses £14.95 3 Courses £17.95 Follow us on

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Tom Browns, Trentside, Gunthorpe, NG14 7FB Tel. 0115 966 3642

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Farndon Boathouse, Riverside, Farndon NG24 3SX Tel. 01636 676 578

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1. Must pre-book quoting‘20% voucher’2. Must present voucher when dining for the discount 3. To be used on food in Restaurant only 4. Excludes special events 5. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers 6. Can be used in all our restaurants Riverbank Bar & Kitchen, Farndon Boathouse and Tom Browns 7. Voucher can only be used lunchtimes Mon-Fri / Evenings Sun-Thurs 8. Valid until 30 March 2012

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